With our CSA wrapping up, our counter is overflowing with squash, onions and garlic. There’s simply no reason to order out! Check out some of our old favorites this season which are easily adaptable to whatever you have on hand. I love sharing here in case they inspire you too!
Sheet pan dinners for the win!
I tend to make double batches of these already easy sheet pan dinners simply so I can just re-heat it all the next night. Here are some of our perennial favs and finds.
- Sticky ginger sesame chicken and crispy brussels sprouts (Half Baked Harvest)
- Mustard Maple Chicken Sheet Pan roast with veggies (Custom Fit Nutrition San Fran)
- Sheet pan chipotle salmon fajita bowls (Half Baked Harvest)
More easy dinner favorites (leftovers a plus!)
- Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa (Real Food Dietitians)– perfect for tacos, tacos salad inspired bowls and so much more!
- Chicken burrito casserole (Paleo Running Mama) – We love this served over roasted delicata squash and black beans, and can’t wait to stuff it into cooked acorn and other squash varieties.
Snacks, glorious snacks
- 5-Ingredient Protein Balls (Low Sugar, Grain-Free) (Minimalist Baker) – here’s my favorite protein powder for these, plus I add a cup of shredded coconut in my double batch.
- Fluffy Gluten-free Naan (Minimalist Baker) This is a weekend lunch favorite with hummus and cucumber!
- Black Bean Brownies (Megan Barnett) – Before there was Florasophy, there were these! Truly, this was the first foray into increasing our soluble fiber (and all the health benefits). Delish and worth the splurge on the Valrhona, and boosts fiber intake for everyone in the family!
- Daily smoothie for the kiddos to keep up their produce consumption.
Inspiration is key
With all the home cooking happening, inspiration is key! Here are a few of my favs to follow on Instagram: Half Baked Harvest, Minimalist Baker, Paleo Running Mama, Real Food Dietitians, Custom Fit San Fransisco
Author Lee Carson is a writer, business strategist, health advocate, principal and co-founder at both Hyatt Training and Florasophy. She believes in a minimally processed whole-foods approach to nutrition, and loves sharing ways to use food and movement as catalysts and tools for optimal health. Learn more about Lee, or get in touch with her by emailing us at Go@HyattTraining.com.
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