July 3, 2018
Eleanor Roosevelt once said ‘with great freedom comes great responsibility’ and Peter Marshall once said ‘may we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right’. So what does this have to do with you Vie Girl? A lot! Just as we have a responsibility as American’s to live as true and as free and as honest as we can, we have that same responsibility to live that way in our own lives. When it comes to food, nutrition, and maintaining a nutritious lifestyle, we must take that same type of responsibility and pride and apply that to ourselves.
We often have the blessed freedom to choose whatever and however much of essentially any food to consume. With that being said, there is a great responsibility that sits on our very own shoulders to make the right decisions for our health and happiness. Sure, you may have the freedom to bring home Taco Time or KFC, but you also have the freedom to bring home nutritious and raw foods to compile a delicious meal. We’ve collected our favorite summertime foods for your meal prep – even ones that your family will love!
You don’t have to eat less, you just have to eat right! Let’s dig in, Vie Girls!
This quick marinated Moroccan grilled chicken takes chicken from boring and flavorless to exciting and beyond delicious. Served with a lemon and olive vinaigrette for a fresh pop of flavor and color and all made in just about 30 minutes. It doesn’t get easier or more delicious than this grilled chicken.
Hellllllo, lunch. Chickpea lettuce wraps to the rescue! These are everything I want in lunch: crunchy, crispy, tangy, flavorful and ridiculously satisfying. Like, super filling! I love love love them. Oh and pretty easy too.
Sweet Potato Noodle Turkey Taco Pasta is an easy and healthy meal you can make in one single skillet. Have it as a delicious grain free, kid-friendly “spaghetti” dinner, or pack it up into meal prep containers for easy lunches throughout the week!
These flavorful Lentil Meatballs (Vegan, Gluten-Free) are smothered in a creamy cashew gravy will surely be a big hit at your dinner table, especially as a July Recipe!
One Pan Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Vegetables will be one of the best one pan meals you ever make. The tender and juicy baked chicken have the best crispy parmesan garlic coating and the veggies are full of amazing flavor! Are you guys ready for some amazingly easy meals this week?
You can reheat the roasted vegetables and quinoa in the microwave. You can also reheat the vegetables in a skillet or put them back on a sheet pan and heat them up. I usually go the easy route and use the microwave. The leftover vegetables will get a little soft, but I think they are still super tasty!
Meat and potatoes just got an upgrade! Steak and Sweet Potato Bowls with Avocado-Cilantro Drizzle are healthy, filling. Gluten-free and dairy-free, too! Like legitimately every person I know, we too have fallen victim to late season sickness here at Casa de IGE. ? July Recipes…
Learn how to make this July Recipe – a chopped Thai chicken salad with skinny peanut lime dressing that’s perfect to meal prep and enjoy all week long for lunch! This salad holds up beautifully if you keep the dressing and the chopped Thai chicken salad separately.
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From the Vie Kitchen to yours, with love