Friday, August 9, 2013

3 Easy Vegetable Combos!




As you know, I’m big on keeping up with a regular fitness routine to stay in shape.  But if you really want to transform your body, you need to watch your diet as well.  This part I am not good at.  So this summer, I’ve tried to replace some of my meals (I chose lunch) with all veggies, both for the nutritional value and to make me feel not so bad about what I might eat for dinner later.  Let’s be honest, if I want Chick-fil-A, I’m going to eat it regardless of what else I’ve eaten, so I may as well make a healthy exchange where I’m willing.

Here are my top 3 super easy veggie combos that will leave you full and  satisfied!  All require 4 or less ingredients that you probably have laying around your house anyway.  

VEGGIE LUNCH #1
Ingredients: 
    • tomato slices
    • onion slices
    • Balsamic Vinaigrette 

Actually started eating this when I had a leftover tray of tomato and onion that had been used as cheeseburger toppers.  Mixed ‘em together and drizzled the balsamic.  Voila! 


VEGGIE LUNCH #2
Ingredients:
    • 1 can corn niblets
    • 1 can black beans
    • 1 avocado 
    • 1 pepper (I used a combination of red and yellow because they were already in my fridge, but green would be just as good!)
    • Dash of salt and pepper

This will make enough for a few lunches.  Just slice up the avocado and pepper and throw it all together with the canned stuff.  My boyfriend even started scooping it up with chips and we used it to top chicken tacos one night.  So many uses! 


VEGGIE LUNCH #3
Ingredients:
    • diced cucumber
    • diced tomato
    • Craisins
    • Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ok, once I discovered it’s deliciousness with lunch #1, I figured balsamic would be good with this one too.  The saltiness of the dressing with the sweetness of the Craisins... yum.  

I’ll definitely be making these a regular rotation in the lunch menu this school year since I know they will work well in a packed lunch.  Pair it with some almonds or a granola bar and I’m set to go!  Anyone have a favorite veggie recipe to add to the list? 

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2 comments:

  1. Ohhh I love avocado, I could totally go for number 2. I wonder if the avocado would get mushy if I made this ahead of time? I could consider number 3.

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    1. I made this on a Monday and ate it all week. I'll admit, the avocado did mush up by the end, but didn't taste any different!

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