Monday, April 11, 2011

Fit Fuel Family Favorites

I am always asked, "well, what do YOU eat?" So I thought I would share some fit fuel family favorites. These are actual dinners we had last week and that I always resort to when we are pressed for time! The first is some type of marinated meat and veggies with rice. Very simple:

  • In a glass dish, marinade chicken (or whatever is your freezer) and a variety of veggies that work well together. In this case, I used squash, zucchini, and broccoli. I always seem to use the veggies that need to be used up quickly before they go bad!
  • For the marinade, I stick with low-sodium, organic options. Here, I used a roasted garlic teryaki sauce and olive oil. Ginger and italian salad dressings work well too.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven @ 350 degrees until meat is cooked thoroughly, about 30-40 minutes. Stir/flip meat and veggies 1-2 times while baking
  • Serve over whole grain rice

The second fit fuel family favorite is called Mexican Chili. One pot makes plenty of leftovers that I use during the week for taco salads; also freezes well:

  • Brown 1lb. lean ground hamburger, turkey, or buffalo with diced onions
  • In a big pot combine 1 drained can of the following
    • Pinto beans
    • Light Red Kidney Beans
    • Whole Kernel Corn
    • Refried Beans
    • Diced Green Chiles (small 4 oz. can)
    • 16 oz. Petite Diced Tomatoes ( I like the roasted variety)
    • 14 oz. Tomato Sauce
  • Add browned meat and heat thouroughly. Add 1 cup of water. Stir in 1 pkg. of organic ranch dressing mix (powder form) and taco seasoning to liking.
  • Serve with organic corn muffins!


1 comment:

  1. YUMMY! thanks for sharing! I am going to make these this weekend! I made baked asparagus last week and it was so yummy! I usually steam it, but baked is WAY better... nice and crunchy. Almost as good as a potato chip.
    Keep the "recipes" coming! I need good fast healthy meal ideas!