Five real food recipes, all weeknight friendly + gluten- and dairy-free.
I read somewhere recently that about midway through February many people abandon their healthy eating resolutions for the year. I get it. The weather's gloomy and spring seems a long way off. And then there's all that Valentines Day candy lurking around. Hang in there, though, and focus on cooking a few meals at home next week. This week's Real Food Meal Plan is full of delicious, healthy, and easy recipes to keep you on track. Cheers!
- This recipe is super fast to assemble. Just dump all the ingredients and go.
- For really busy days, consider preparing everything in the slow cooker insert the night before. The next morning just put the insert back into the unit, hit start, and dinner is as good as done.
- If someone in your family is sensitive to heat, think about adding the chilis at the end, after setting aside a portion or two. Be sure to include the squeeze of lime at the end, as it really brightens up the flavors after cooking all day.
- Consider pre-cooking a batch of brown rice over the weekend so you'll be able to throw this recipe together quickly during the week.
- This bowl works well with any veggies you have on hand. Just roast up a big batch and assemble the bowl as you like.
- This miso-sesame dressing is good on anything, so think about making a double batch for extra bowls later in the week.
- If you can't find asparagus, or if it's too pricey, green beans are a good alternative.
- Feel free to add extra veggies to this recipe, too. The more the better.
- Tamari or coconut aminos are a good gluten-free substitute for shoyu or soy sauce.
- Any firm white fish (such as cod) would work in place of the tilapia.
- Don't worry if the coconut doesn't adhere well to the fish. Just sprinkle it on at the end and call it good.
- Try chopped tropical fruit in place of the pomegranate if you can't find it. Pineapple or mango would be delicious substitutes.
- Pre-cook brown rice for this recipe and the Miso Sweet Potato Bowls over the weekend and you'll get a jump on both dinners for the week.
- Omit the cashews for a nut-free option.
- Cooked quinoa could also substitute for rice if you need a quicker option.