Yummy Healthy Easy http://www.yummyhealthyeasy.com Your Guide to Yummy, Healthy & Easy Recipes Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 Healthy Weekly Meal Plan #5 http://www.yummyhealthyeasy.com/2015/08/healthy-weekly-meal-plan-5.html http://www.yummyhealthyeasy.com/2015/08/healthy-weekly-meal-plan-5.html#respond Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:23 +0000 http://www.yummyhealthyeasy.com/?p=8440 Healthy Weekly Meal Plan #5 - Check out the array of healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert recipes that will have you drooling and make your meal planning for the week EASY!

Healthy Weekly Meal Plan #5 is here! Check out the array of healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert recipes that will have you drooling and make your meal planning for the week EASY! Welcome to the fifth week of our Healthy Meal Plans! How have you liked the past four weeks? Have you found... 

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Healthy Weekly Meal Plan #5 - Check out the array of healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert recipes that will have you drooling and make your meal planning for the week EASY!

Healthy Weekly Meal Plan #5 is here! Check out the array of healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert recipes that will have you drooling and make your meal planning for the week EASY!

Welcome to the fifth week of our Healthy Meal Plans! How have you liked the past four weeks? Have you found it helpful? Have you had a chance to make any of the recipes? I know I have! Since this was the first officially week of school we wanted to make sure that we kept quick easy AND healthy meals in this weeks meal plan! This week we have a wide range of delicious dinners! Some with Tex Mex flair, comfort food, summery desserts, and sweet and spicy Asian dishes!

We also have some great ideas for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dessert!

Here we go! Hope you enjoy! Be sure to pin this so you save the recipes for later this week!

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It’s that time of year – back to school time! Here’s a quick lunch idea for you to pack in your child’s healthy lunchbox…Creamy Turkey Pinwheels! (Thank you Tillamook for sponsoring this post!) Based on what I’m seeing on Facebook the last two weeks, my boys are the very last kids on earth to start school.... 

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Ready for back-to-school? Pack some easy Creamy Turkey Pinwheels in your kids' lunchboxes this year! Tillamook #DairyDoneRight Ad

It’s that time of year – back to school time! Here’s a quick lunch idea for you to pack in your child’s healthy lunchbox…Creamy Turkey Pinwheels! (Thank you Tillamook for sponsoring this post!)

Based on what I’m seeing on Facebook the last two weeks, my boys are the very last kids on earth to start school. Seriously! They’re finally starting on Monday and I’m a mixture of excited and sad. I love not having a set schedule and sleeping in. I love being able to go to the beach or the mall on a whim. And I love just hanging with my boys all day. No homework, no schedule, just fun.

But on the other hand, I crave schedule. I need to have some sort of structure. And so do my boys. They’re actually excited to go back, which is good! We had three different registrations this week (my boys will be in three schools again this year, ugh!) and my 11 year old is starting middle school. He was able to walk with my oldest around the campus. Find his locker and all of his classes. I could see the spark of excitement in his eyes as he walked the new campus. It’s such an exciting time for him!

Don’t get me started on my little 5 year old that’s starting kindergarten this year. I’m tearing up just thinking about it!! They grow up so dang fast! He has a meet and greet today where we’ll go and meet his new teacher and see his new classroom. I know I’m going to cry when he goes the first day but he is SO excited about it.

My 4 year old is heading to his last year of preschool. I swear he was just a tiny infant. Who does he think he is, growing up so fast? I think I need another baby. Having a quiet house is going to be fun for maybe the first day and then I’m thinking maybe it might suck a little bit. We’ll see!

Anywho, let’s talk about this super easy “recipe”. I put it in quotes because it seems too easy to be called a recipe! Whether you call them roll-ups or pinwheels, I love making them. They’re easy to make, stay good in the fridge for a day or so, and look super cute in a little ones (or big ones) lunchbox.

You can also switch the recipe up quite a bit depending on what you have in the fridge. I like to buy the Greek yogurt cream cheese. Have you tried that before? It’s creamier and healthier than the basic sort of dense cream cheese. You can mix in diced green chilies (I love chilies) but if your kids don’t like the flavor, switch it up and add black olives, green onions, or even a little bit of pesto into the cream cheese. Throw on some Tillamook cheese and some turkey. Roll it up and slice. I skewered mine with some bamboo sticks and a cherry tomato on top. They also last in the fridge so you can make them the night before, roll in plastic wrap and then the next morning slice up and pack in lunch boxes.

Now let’s talk about making the perfect healthy lunchbox. Add these cute pinwheels, a drink, some fruits and veggies, maybe a little pretzels or fish crackers, a Tillamook 2% Greek yogurt, and some small Tillamoo cheeses and you’re good to go! I absolutely LOVE Tillamook products. If you haven’t tried them before, do yourself a favor and go try some! SO good! For some more great lunchbox ideas, check out their website HERE.

What do you like to put in your back-to-school lunchboxes?

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Time for another Healthy Weekly Meal Plan! You will love the healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack & dessert recipes included in this roundup. Enjoy!! Happy Saturday! Welcome to the fourth week of our Healthy Meal Plans! Do you have a hard time deciding what to feed your hungry crowd? I know sometimes it is... 

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Time for another Healthy Weekly Meal Plan! You will love the healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack & dessert recipes included in this roundup. Enjoy!!

Happy Saturday!
Welcome to the fourth week of our Healthy Meal Plans! Do you have a hard time deciding what to feed your hungry crowd? I know sometimes it is the last thing on my mind. It is so easy to run through a drive-through or order a pizza at the end of a long day, but healthy meal planning doesn’t have to be hard! We have done all the work for you! I have teamed up with five of my favorite bloggers to bring you a weeks worth of totally delicious healthy meals! This week we have a wide range of delicious dinners! Some with Tex Mex flair, comfort food, easy seafood, and sweet and spicy Asian dishes!

We also have some great ideas for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dessert!

Here we go!

 

This Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini is a meatless dinner packed with protein and vegetables! You will love how easy this comes together!

For a fun twist on Taco Tuesday ditch the shells and try these loaded Southwestern Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Peppers! You won’t believe how many healthy ingredients are packed in this meal!

Have you ever tried Asian food at home? It is easier than you think! These Honey Sriracha Chicken Rice Noodle Bowls are packed with sweet and spicy chicken, vegetables and tender rice noodles! This is a thirty minute meal that will make you rethink your favorite take out!

These Caesar Salmon Patties are perfect for busy weeknights! They contain just 7 simple ingredients and are packed with flavor. And as a big bonus they are baked not fried!

This Steak and Bleu Cheese Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing is packed with so many delicious ingredients even your pickiest eater will devour it!

SIDE DISH

These Roasted Herb Potatoes with Garlic Cumin Ailoli are perfectly crisp on the outside while being fluffy on the inside! They pair wonderfully with the steak salad!

LUNCH

Chipotle Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados are loaded with smokey chipotle flavor and super easy! A great option for a light weekend lunch!

DINNER

Try this Lightened Up Shepherd’s Pie for a comfort food that doesn’t pack on the calories!

DESSERT

Enjoy two of Summer’s best flavors with these Key Lime Pie Stuffed Strawberries! These are very easy to prepare and a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth!

BREAKFAST

Enjoy the flavors of Summer before they are gone! This Tropical Smoothie Bowl starts your day with a super filling dose of fruit!

SNACK

Don’t forget your snack! Sometimes you need a little pick me up! This Skinny Spinach and Artichoke Dip is everything you love about this familiar dip but in a lighter form! This is a snack you can feel good about!

DINNER

For a taste of the Mediterranean try this Mediterranean Orzo Salad! Packed with chopped veggies, tangy feta and a creamy dressing!

Healthy Weekly Meal Plan Bloggers

With Salt & Wit | Maebells | Mariah’s Pleasing Plates | The Creative Bite | Joyful Healthy Eats | Yummy Healthy Easy

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Juicy, flavorful Blue Cheese Beef Sliders for the win! Not only are these delicious, but they’re super easy too! (Thanks to ALDI for sponsoring this post!) Do I have a treat for you today! I have to admit that I never have made sliders before I made these. Well, actually I made this recipe three... 

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Juicy, flavorful Blue Cheese Beef Sliders for the win! Not only are these delicious, but they’re super easy too! (Thanks to ALDI for sponsoring this post!)

Do I have a treat for you today! I have to admit that I never have made sliders before I made these. Well, actually I made this recipe three times before I got it how I wanted it BUT you get the idea. Sliders were a new thing for this food blogger. Not anymore!

When ALDI asked me to come up with a couple of dishes that scream “California!” for their new ALDI Summer Road Trip campaign, sliders were one of the first things I thought of. You can find all sorts of delicious beef sliders in restaurants all over the place here in Los Angeles. Some of them are super fancy ones with truffle oil, fancy cheeses, etc.

Today I’m getting a bit basic with my recipe because, well, I have four kids and getting dinner on the table quickly is the ultimate goal! These Blue Cheese Beef Sliders are super moist. Like I said earlier, I messed around with this recipe a few times before getting it just right. That was actually the fun part because sliders are delicious!

In my final recipe, I used dry onion soup mix, blue cheese and the secret ingredient of low-fat mayonnaise. Don’t look at me like that! Yes, I said mayo. It makes these so moist and the onion soup mix gives the meat such a rich flavor. You will love these cute patties (or as my kids called them: Krabby Patties – any Spongebob Squarepants lovers out there?) on little buns or Hawaiian Rolls. Add on some lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mustard, and you are good to go!

But let’s get back to ALDI for a moment…I’m not sure if you’ve had the opportunity to read my posts about my trip to their headquarters in Chicago and my experiences in their test kitchen, but I love ALDI! Read here about my top 5 reasons to shop there and why it’s such a great store. I’m beyond thrilled that they’re coming to Southern California! I can’t wait.

I was so excited when they asked me to develop recipes for their ALDI Summer Road Trip campaign! Let me explain a little about what the road trip is about. It’s a Virtual Road Trip to discover regional flavors and cuisines from your local ALDI. From deep dish pizza and pierogis in Chicago to Houston Tex Mex and good ol’ southern cooking from Atlanta, it’ll take you on a tasty trip and give you a fresh look at all of the great products ALDI has to offer.

Plus YOU got to vote for one of the stops on the Virtual Summer Road Trip! Yep, that’s right. Visit the ALDI Facebook page and vote for your favorite city today! And follow ALDI along on Twitter, too!


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Today marks day one of a fun, new healthy meal plan! I’ll be sharing this great roundup of meals from myself and five other bloggers – every Saturday morning with breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes for the entire week, every week! I hope you like it! Welcome to the very first installment of our Healthy Weekly Meal Plan!... 

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Today marks day one of a fun, new healthy meal plan! I’ll be sharing this great roundup of meals from myself and five other bloggers – every Saturday morning with breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes for the entire week, every week! I hope you like it!

Welcome to the very first installment of our Healthy Weekly Meal Plan! Myself along with 5 other amazing bloggers have come together to make a collaborative meal plan every week that is not only healthy but amazingly delicious. We all know how hectic life can be and by being proactive and planning ahead with a menu, we can make eating healthy a whole lot easier. Stop back every Saturday morning to get your weekly meal plan full of daily entrees as well as a breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert!

Healthy Weekly Meal Plan

Grilled Zucchini Wrap

Asian Cucumber Salad

This veggie wrap with a grilled tortilla, zucchini and hummus is the perfect dinner idea for Meatless Monday paired with a fun Asian Cucumber Salad.


Healthy Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa

Beat the heat and fire up the grill outside with these fresh and easy shrimp skewers.

Spicy Pineapple BBQ Pork Lettuce Wraps

All the flavors of our favorite pizza but in a slimmed down dish! Spicy Pineapple BBQ Pork Lettuce Wraps are sweet, spicy and a quick dinner for an easy weeknight dinner.


Steak & Bleu Cheese Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

With a homemade Blueberry Balsamic Dressing, bleu cheese and grilled steak, this salad is in flavor overdrive. It is the ultimate fresh, healthy and hearty meal.

Cajun Mahi Mahi with a fresh Mango Pineapple Salsa

This easy and healthy Cajun Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa is the perfect weeknight dinner. In only 15 minutes, you have a wholesome and delicious meal on the table!

Lunch

Chicken Salad with Peanut Dijon Dressing

What a better way to enjoy lunch on a warm summer day than with this salad loaded with chicken, almonds, fruit and goat cheese!

Dinner

Southwestern Turkey Burgers

This healthy twist on on a burger is bursting with flavor and protein from lean ground turkey and black beans.

Dessert

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

†With only 4 ingredients, these easy popsicles will cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Breakfast

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins

These muffins skip the flour and use protein powder instead. Along with banana and peanut butter they make†the perfect protein packed breakfast.

Snack

Fruit & Yogurt Dip with Baked Cinnamon Sugar Chips

A sweet mix of fresh fruit and your favorite Greek yogurt served with homemade baked cinnamon sugar chips for a sweet treat you can feel good about.

Dinner

These Skinny Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Chilies

Skinny Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Chilies have all of the flavor and none of the guilt. Zesty enchilada flavors are merged with the classic chile relleno to make this†a hearty and healthy Sunday dinner.

Healthy Weekly Meal Plan Bloggers

With Salt & Wit | Maebells | Mariah’s Pleasing Plates | The Creative Bite | Joyful Healthy Eats |      Yummy Healthy Easy

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