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TOUCHING SIDES VEGETABLE FRIED RICE. 3-INGREDIENT, CREAMY TOMATO PASTA  Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara. THREE CHEESE SPINACH LASAGNA. Cook Once, Eat Healthy All Week: Here's How To ACTUALLY Do It (For Under $35) I'm all about making my weeknight meals healthy, delicious and quick.

Cook Once, Eat Healthy All Week: Here's How To ACTUALLY Do It (For Under $35)

While I love a 15-minute meal, some of my favorite vegetables (like winter squash) taste better when you can roast them for a while. A great way to make sure your weeknight meals are effortless is setting aside an hour or two on a Sunday to cook a few big batches of vegetables and grains that you can transform into different meals throughout the week. Below I've laid out a game plan to cook once, then put in about 10 minutes worth of effort each night to create different meals Monday through Thursday. The meals are built using a lot of pantry staples like olive/coconut oil, salt, beans and spices along with a few other fresh garnishes to create unique flavors so you never feel like you're eating leftovers. The recipes will make approximately 2 servings of each meal, totaling at 8 meals altogether. Sunday Prep Cook-ahead ingredients Fresh ingredients to buy ahead 1. 2. 3. 1. Cooked ingredients Added Ingredients Preparation 1.

ONE POT BIRYANI CURRY. Perfect Brown Rice Recipe. Make This Vegetable-Packed Vegan Curry For Dinner Tonight. I love squash.

Make This Vegetable-Packed Vegan Curry For Dinner Tonight

It’s tasty, filling and absorbs other flavors amazingly. Meanwhile, spinach provides an abundance of iron and a bit of color for those who like to make their dishes look pretty. I certainly do. Squash Curry With Ginger + Lime Cauliflower Rice Serves 3–4 Ingredients 1 cup/50g fresh cilantro, leaves cut from the stalks and finely chopped 2 tablespoon red curry paste 1 14 oz. can coconut milk 1 tablespoon tomato pureé ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 white onion, finely chopped pinch salt 14oz/400g butternut squash or pumpkin, peeled and cubed 5oz/150g green beans, ends cut off 2oz/50g spinach juice of 1 lime Ginger + Lime Cauliflower Rice Ingredients 1 cauliflower, outer leaves discarded and roughly chopped 1 tablespoon coconut oil zest and juice of 1 lime 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger 2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander 3 tablespoon water Preparation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SHARE SHARES 7.8k. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Plus some pomegranates too (if I knew how to do that winking emoji I so would, but I am lame and don’t).

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

So I gotta say, this is kind of the best healthy comfort food I have had in a while. I could totally eat this all week; carbs, coconut, curry, avocado, maple roasted fall veggies, pecans. Plus some cheese. Gotta throw in a little cheese. Simple Pasta With Summer Squash & Spinach - When the weather is nice, spending a ton of time outside becomes natural.

Simple Pasta With Summer Squash & Spinach -

Staying out until the sun goes down, and finding yourself with a sudden ravishing hunger becomes a familiar feeling, too. That’s when simple recipes like this one prove themselves to be rather handy. Here, a quick sauté of some onions, squash and spinach creates a light and easy sauce for a meal you can make in less than 30 minutes. 11 Quinoa Bowls That Make It Easy (And Delicious!) To Eat Clean. Green Miso Rice Noodles. NUTTY WILD RICE & CRANBERRY PILAF. Easiest Vegan Alfredo Sauce. (Well, four if you count the salt)

Easiest Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese. Can you guess my favorite food?

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese. Okay maybe it’s my second favorite, after chocolate. But seriously, if you served me vegan macaroni and cheese every night for dinner, you’d never hear me complain. Not once. It is my #1 comfort food of choice, and many of my childhood holiday dinners went something like this: Christmas Eve: Family eats lobster. Katie eats… Green Noodles from Chocolate-Covered Katie.

Making dinner for myself often goes something like this: Scout out the produce section of the grocery store, throw at least three impulse buys into my cart, and arrive home with absolutely no clue how to use it all.

Green Noodles from Chocolate-Covered Katie

So I randomly add things together and hope for the best! Even on the rare occasion I actually do have a recipe to follow, I pretty much ignore the recipe anyway. With today’s green noodles, I’d initially planned to follow a recipe from Vegetarian Times. Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce. Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce.

Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

So, it is May. Cue the flowers and butterflies. The flip flops, the sunshine, the fresh berries, the popsicles. Right? Right?? Or, at least I thought that’s what is supposed to happen in May. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese - {healthy makeover recipe} Pumpkin Mac and Cheese!

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese - {healthy makeover recipe}

I’ve probably mentioned more than once on this blog how much I love macaroni and cheese… I grew up on my Italian grandmother’s homemade version (best comfort food ever!) , and—hopefully you won’t judge me too much for this—I also really loved Kraft Mac and Cheese. My dad would make it with extra milk so there was twice as much cheese sauce, and I called it “cheese soup.” It was one of my favorite Sunday lunches. Healthy Mac and Cheese - {less than 250 calories!} Healthy mac and cheese?!

Healthy Mac and Cheese - {less than 250 calories!}

Try this healthy mac and cheese recipe when you’re craving mac and cheese but don’t want all the unhealthy saturated fat and calories you’d find in traditional recipes. The healthy mac and cheese recipe below is low-fat, high-protein, and under 250 calories per serving. If you make a batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownies for dessert, you’ve got yourself a rich and decadent—yet secretly healthy—comfort food feast! I’m very excited to feature Gina Homolka, an incredibly talented friend, on the blog today. Gina’s website, Skinnytaste, has a huge following with fans all over the world, and yet she is one of the most genuine and down-to-earth people you could ever hope to meet. Gina just released The Skinnytaste Cookbook, filled with 150 lower-calorie healthy recipes—from breakfast to dessert—to leave you feeling satisfied, not deprived.