Even when she’s short on time, nutrition Expert Haley Goodrich knows it’s important to stay nourished throughout the day to feel her best. Here are 4 amazing ideas from Haley on how to throw together a healthy bite effortlessly!
PASTA w/ TOMATO SAUCE & PESTO VEGGIES
This dish is perfect for nights when you have 15 minutes worth of energy to prepare dinner. This is also a great idea to use any vegetables that may be left over from the week. Nutritionally this is one of my favorite way to eat vegetables. Side salads are boring and become repetitious. By mixing in pesto, you take the vegetables to a whole new level!
– Whole wheat pasta
– Tomato sauce
– Parmesan cheese
– Cherry tomatoes
– Red onion
– Prepared pesto
– Chop all veggies and sauté until soft
– Mix with pesto
– Cook pasta until al dente
– Drain and mix with tomato sauce
– Spoon pasta into a bowl and top with veggies and cheese
EGG, SWEET POTATO, AVOCADO TACOS
Tacos are my go-to after a workout. I am usually starving and these ingredients speak to me every time! They remind me of growing up in Texas, where tacos were a staple. Tacos are the perfect vehicle for protein- packed eggs and cheese, which makes them the best food for recovery after a workout.
– 2 eggs
– ½ sweet potato cubed
– Sliced avocado
– Cook sweet potato in a hot skillet until all sides are browned and center is soft
– Fry 2 eggs in olive oil
– Assemble tacos and eat!
EGG & SAUSAGE SKILLET
One pan meals make cooking so much quicker. I love my cast iron skillet because the sides are high, it is oven safe and looks beautiful to serve food directly out of. This meal is a nutritional bang for your buck because it encompasses quality protein, carbs and vegetables in one pan. Easily make it vegetarian friendly by using tofu or soy sausage.
– 4 eggs
– 2 links chicken sausage
– Bell pepper
– Cooked and grated potatoes
– Parmesan cheese
– Cilantro and hot sauce
– Sauté everything on the stove top
– Crack the eggs in
– Let cook for about 4 minutes then transfer the skillet to the oven to finish setting the eggs.
– Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro once the skillet is out of the oven
HONEY & PEANUT BUTTER SPOON
This is a quick and indulging snack that can cure the worst sweet tooth. I am always searching for new ways to incorporate peanut butter in my snacks for protein. It’s economical and shelf stable plus SO delicious. With a combination like this, why not just eat it straight off the spoon!
– Drizzle of honey
– 1 ½ Tbsp peanut butter
– Sliced strawberries
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Haley Goodrich, RD, LDN is a private practice Registered Dietitian based in Pittsburgh, PA inspiring others to have a healthy relationship with food. Specializing in disordered eating, intuitive eating, and GI disorders, her mission at INSPIRD Nutrition is to show that healthy doesn’t have to be restrictive or defined by how you compare to others. To stay inspired to be your healthiest you, visit Haley and work with her.