These three balanced meal/snack ideas allow you to pack in each food group!
Loaded Toast has no rules.
Start with your preferred toast. Keep in mind, choosing a whole wheat bread will help you get more dietary fiber.
Then smear on a creamy base of whatever your craving, e.g., hummus, cream cheese, avocado mash.
Now load on the toppings. Start with the fruits and veggies to make sure they don’t get left out.
This easy meal takes only a few minutes to prepare and the options are endless.
Stuffed Bell Peppers are an easy recipe done with only three main ingredients.
They can be prepared in an oven or even a toaster oven.
If you’re living on campus, check with your dining hall to see what kitchen equipment is available to you in the shared kitchen.
Make a bunch and enjoy them throughout the week!
This recipe is crowd favorite! For your whole grain crust you can choose from variety of options which are often found in the deli/bakery section of most stores! Favorite cheese and toppings and in 10 minutes (faster than if you ordered delivery), you have a nutritious and satisfying pizza ready to eat!
Mason jars are a great way to take your food to-go especially if you are running low on tupperware or can't find a lid to your last container. They are microwave friendly and the perfect size to just toss in your bag. Today we add in all our favorite burrito ingredients but they are also great containers for salads, fruits, and veggies.
Wraps are great way to enjoy a variety of balanced meals. Choose a whole grain tortilla and then mix and match your proteins, veggies, fruits, and cheese to get a flavor that you want!
If you have leftovers from your other meals like rice and veggies, this is a great way to use that food without letting anything go to waste.
1 whole grain tortilla
PRO TIP: Buy frozen veggies, meats, and instant rice and all you have to do is pop it in the microwave and heat them up! No standing over a stove and stirring and flipping!
This easy and delicious recipe has all your main ingredients to build a balanced and nutritious meal. Heat up your favorite veggie and season your salmon with whatever you're in the mood for; BBQ rub, lemon, garlic, etc. Choose a microwaveable rice to save you on time and prep!
Only have 15 minutes? Whip up any of these balanced meals with time to spare. Make sure to save each recipe card so you can refer back when you need to! Tag us on social media when you whip up these yummy meals!
This is a go to breakfast for us, because we can always mix it up with the ingredients, it is super easy to throw together, and it is a nice balanced meal to start our day! All you need is a microwavable mug or cup, a fork, and a microwave.
PB&J Waffle sandwiches may be our favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, everything meal. It is super simple and super yummy. And just like any of our recipes, so easy to put your own spin on.
Whole grain waffles
Peanut butter or your favorite nut butter
Whatever goes with jelly and PB
1.Cook waffles in a toaster or toaster-oven until they reach your desired crispiness. In a toast, we aim for 3 to 4 degrees of toasty-ness.
2. Apply peanut butter on both waffles and then layer on jelly.
3. If you have add-ons, put them in the middle or toss them on top.
TIP: If you are on the go, cut your waffles in half and wrap them in wax paper; prevents making a mess. Or save them for later in our Owls Care tupperware!