Jan mentioned breakfast bars in the comments of Jill's post yesterday. I thought of these.
I haven't made them yet, but I'm definitely going to.
No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Protein Bars
I'll update this when I make them.
Okay, back to the regularly scheduled post.
One of the things I find most challenging about healthy eating is finding the energy to cook something after a long day of teaching and tutoring. There's no way I'm going to eat what I cook for my husband - I'd weigh a ton. (He does very physical work and needs the calories) But cooking a second, healthy meal... well let's just say that more often than not, it doesn't happen.
That's why I love finding something healthy and easy. Monday night was crazy - first day back at school after Easter break, teaching, tutoring, and then a long parent meeting. It was almost 7 by the time I got home. I was starved, but I wanted something healthy.
I had beets in the frig.
I bought a sweet potato.
I had mini-pitas (low-sodium ones).
I have sprouted lentils that I love and that only take 5 minutes to cook.
There was some baby kale for my smoothies and I had a fresh container of hummus.
I sliced the sweet potato, drizzled the slices with extra virgin olive oil and put them in to roast while I walked the dog. When we returned, I sliced the beets and steamed them while I showered.
Invigorated by a shower and the amazing scent of roasted sweet potatoes, I cooked the lentils, then mixed in the hummus, layered the kale on the pitas, spooned the hummus/lentil mix on top and warmed it all together a bit.
The beets and sliced potatoes went on the side but I piled them up when I began to eat.
Delicious, healthy, and most of it cooked while I was doing other things.
Best part? Leftovers tonight so I have time to eat before the meeting at church!