Tips for Earlier, Lighter Dinners (Habit #1 in my Happy Healthy Habits Course!) You don't need to go all out on dinners. In fact, it's actually better for our digestion to go all out on lunch and eat our biggest, most complex meal in the middle of the day. Then later on, we can feed ourselves the food we need to get through to the morning but not feel bogged down and heavy while trying to fall asleep.
So for those of you who aren't sure what to do for that earlier, lighter dinner, here's hoping this meal can inspire you!
Todd always jokes that my dinners are warm veggies with a side of cold veggies. And that's essentially what they are (with a tiny bit of protein and fat thrown in there as well, though I eat most of that in my midday meal)! What's on my plate:
"Spaghetti and red sauce:" baked spaghetti squash with some canned tomatoes (sautéed for a minute), oregano, salt and pepper, and olive oil drizzled on top. I swear the canned tomatoes taste way better than most spaghetti sauces!
Salad: romaine, red pepper, cucumber, avocado, chickpeas
Dressing: lime, olive oil, and MSalt
Side Veggies: oven-roasted onions, broccoli, mushrooms, garlic all tossed in olive oil and whatever other spices you want
Make enough for leftovers and have it again the next night, or throw the ingredients in a power bowl the next day and add some more fat, protein, or whole grains (quinoa, rice, couscous, etc.) for easy meal prep!
Still hungry? Listen to your body. If it needs more, add some more avocado or sunflower seeds to the salad, or just go for seconds!
#happyhealthyhadlee #dinnerinspiration - 2 days ago