Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quick BL&D Ideas

I'm sure ya'll are wondering what BL&D stands for, welp it stands for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.  With two wonderful, but very energetic pups, my mornings are usually one big rush, so I am always throwing things together at the last minute.  Here are a few ideas for a rushed schedule:

Breakfast
  1. Boil a few days worth of eggs, so that you can grab an egg from your refrigerator and go
  2. Fry an egg the night before and have it ready in aluminum foil to grab and go
  3. Pour equal parts of steel cut oatmeal and milk into a big bowl.  Add raisins, sugar, nuts, etc... Leave the oatmeal over night soaking up the milk and you have oatmeal ready to grab and go for breakfast
  4. Buy already cooked sausages, hot dogs or chicken sausages, wrap them in paper towels and cook them at work in the microwave.
  5. The night before mix berries, flax seed, raw honey, GREEK yogurt (Nutritional Info), frozen or fresh fruits and nuts together.
  6. Bacon is a great start to the day because it keeps you fuller longer!  I get the all-natural, NO NITRATES ADDED, 40% less fat bacon (Nutritional Info) at TJ's.  You can cook this up the night before or heat it up in the microwave the morning of! 
Lunch
  1. Throw lunch meat, a pre-cut slice of cheese, lettuce, and a Ezekiel 4:6 sprouted tortilla wrap (Nutritional Info).  Toast the wrap in a toaster, melt the cheese on the toasted wrap and you have yourself a tasty sandwich. (add your choice of sandwich toppings, I usually always have Dijon mustard with it).
  2. Frozen WILD CAUGHT salmon burgers with onions, salt, pepper, and butter.  Throw in the tortilla wrap, cheese, lettuce.
  3. Sourdough bread, Applegate Farms all-natural hot dog (Nutritional Info), cheese.  Toast the bread and add ketsup and mustard.
  4. Pre-shredded broccoli and carrots and add PEACH salsa.  It is healthy and a great snack!! 
  5. Deli style sandwiches: Sourdough bread, hummus, salami, turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and of course my favorite part cheese!  I usually use low-fat white cheddar, but I love feta, goat, and mozzarella cheeses too. If you have a toaster oven at work this sandwich is FANTASTIC toasted.
  6. Frozen spinach or eggplant lasagnas from TJ's.  They have no preservatives and taste fantastic! If you are watching your sodium intake you might want to avoid these.
  7. Almond butter (Nutritional Info) and raw honey (unheated and uncooked) sandwiches with a touch of ground flax seeds.


Dinner
  1. TJ's has some very fast meals that can be prepared in 10-25mins.  Some that I would recommend are: Spinach Pie (Nutritional Info); Veggie lasagna; pre-marinated, all natural lamb, chicken (pollo asado), and beef. 
  2. Take a TJ's Margarita frozen pizza and add your own toppings. I like to cook up chicken and add spinach, avocado, and onions, but be creative and add whatever you like!!! Try pizza with EGG on top, it is really good!!! 
  3. Frozen veggies are quick, easy AND healthy.  It is always recommended to have frozen, organic veggies in your freezer!  They cook up quick.
  4. Try TJ's frozen chicken and buffalo burgers (Nutritional Info).  They are quick, easy, and VERY good.
  5. TJ's WILD CAUGHT frozen fish defrost very fast and cook up even faster.  Try your favorite fish wtih some salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried onion pieces, and olive oil.  Broil it for 7-10mins.  Add veggies and a slice of sourdough bread! If you want to get creative add some cumin and/or paprika.
  6.  TJ's Polenta, spinach, and peas mixture.  I usually mix this with chicken breasts and add MORE spinach.  Although this does have modified food starch in it, this mixture is so good that it is allowed every now and then! 
  7. Pan fried polenta!!!  TJ's sales organic polenta (Nutritional Info). Cut plenta into thin circles and put your pan on the stove at MED/HI to HI with butter in the pan. Cook until crispy.  Put a smudge of honey on top of them when they are still hot!  They will taste like dessert!!! 

What do you eat for BL&D? 
Let me hear your great ideas for quick and easy meals!!!!  

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