We’re all cooking at home A LOT right now. While I have some tried and true favorites that work well with infrequent grocery store trips, I was craving the need to branch out a bit as fall settled in. Check out some of our new favorites this season – I love sharing here in case they inspire you too!
Sheet pan dinners for the win!
The kids and I are definitely house-bound right now, but our days fly by. I do 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 recent 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.
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) – Seriously delish, 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
PS. My Friday Community Connections yoga class has a following of people who’ve known yoga is “good” for them but struggled to make it part of their routines in the past. If this sounds like you, I’d love for you to give my class a try. I believe our body is a tool to help us feel our best and my classes center around that theme each and every week.
Author Lee Carson is a writer, health advocate, principal and co-founder at Hyatt Training. 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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