Over in my Natural Postpartum Support Facebook Group, I had asked the wonderful mamas what were some things that would be useful as far as eating healthy in the kitchen. It’s one thing to know what healthy is, it’s another to find recipes that fit the bill. A lot of people think that when you eat healthy, it means everything has to be made from scratch. And although I definitely advocate for meals made from scratch, it isn’t as hard as people make it out to be. I have an arsenal of quick recipes in my recipe binder that I go to when I know my husband is working late. For you, it may be that half of your kids need to be rushed to practices and games. Whatever the case may be, we all have those crazy, hectic nights. Jot them down in your calendar. That way when it comes to meal planning, you can look at what is coming up and can prepare. I feel like I’m about to get into another meal-planning lesson, so let’s stick to the subject at at, shall we 🙂
Based on my FB group results, they simply wanted a meal plan for a busy week. I went to researching and realized that some recipes I actually do on a regular basis. Enter, stuffed peppers. This stuffed pepper recipe has little to no prep needed. Cut the pepper, add your filling and bake. Best part, only one dish is dirtied (well, except for the plates and stuff you use to eat off of.) You can rest assured that this will keep you on a healthy eating plan too. Be sure to print it out and put in your recipe binder for a quick weeknight dinner.
- 2 c. cooked quinoa
- 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 c. favorite salsa
- 2 large bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise, seed pod removed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix quinoa, black beans, and salsa together in a bowl. Stuff into bell peppers and place in a 9″ x 13″ cover it with foil and cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for 5 additional minutes.
What About You?
What are some of your go-to meals for a busy weeknight? Share in the comments below.