Five Quick Meals for a Crazy Week

My parent's 30th anniversaryThis past week every single ounce of energy was put into preparing for my parent’s 30th Wedding Anniversary. For about four months my two sisters and my brother have been working on this HUGE vow renewal/party for my parents. We’ve been planning and shopping and crafting and making calls and emails and rehearsing special songs and recording videos – it’s been intense. It all came to a head this past week.

I was SO thankful that I had some quick and easy meals that I’ve learned and used to pull out so my nutrition wasn’t COMPLETELY disastrous!

Here are my five favorites!!
Five Quick Meals for a Crazy Week
1) Fried Eggs over Asparagus
From the 21 Day Fix cookbook – this meal was super easy to make and could be had for breakfast or a quick lunch or snack!

2) Tuna with cucumbers and tomatoes
Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and there is NOTHING more convenient or delicious!

3) Mexican Chicken Crock Pot Casserole
I threw this in the crockpot early one morning when I KNEW I would be out ALL day preparing for the event and it was SO delicious and easy.
– 2 Chicken breasts
– 1 Cup brown rice
– 3 Cups water
– 1 Can black beans (drained)
– 1 Can diced tomatoes
– Taco seasoning
Cook on low for 6-8 hours, shred the chicken and serve with a little salsa or cheese!

4) Eggs with kale and strawberries
Protein is usually ALWAYS the missing ingredient when people tell me they lack energy and are hungry all the time. So eggs are my best friend, and kale just makes me feel like a superhero!

5) Kale Strawberry Almond Salad
This salad was the EASIEST thing. I just tore up some kale, sliced strawberries, shredded some chicken breast and added almonds. My current favorite dressing for everything is the homemade honey mustard dressing from Fixate, but balsamic would be amazing too!

5 Quick MealsSo, there you go – five quick meals that are satisfying, energizing and super healthy! For more healthy meal ideas you should follow my instagram account @5ingredientgourmet.

Cheers!

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