Happy Friday! Oh, and happy beginning of Spring this weekend. Please ignore the snow forecasted here in the northeast…

conference snack bag Keeping It Real FoodIs it just me or did this week fly? It could also be that I’ve been squeezing into 3 days what I normally have 7 to do. I’m heading to a conference this morning. Definitely not planning on spending much time in the kitchen, but I have some snacks packed to get me through the next few days:

  • Overnight oats packed for breakfast to eat on the trip this morning
  • Sliced green bell pepper
  • Fruit (apples, clementine, banana)
  • Dry-roasted edamame
  • Fiberlove bars
  • Single-serve packets of peanut butter

A client recently asked me for some tasty, weight-loss friendly recipes, so I thought I’d share a few ideas if you’re looking to try any new lightened-up dishes for the new season, here are a few suggestions:

This spiraled zucchini with grape tomatoes from Skinnytaste — so pretty! Just add some protein for more staying power. I think chicken sausage or grilled chicken or shrimp would taste great in this.

These tomato-braised lentils from the Kitchn would make a great vegetarian dish, but you could also top with an egg and a sprinkle of your favorite cheese (I recommend 1 tbsp goat or feta) to take it up a notch without breaking the calorie bank.

Breakfast for dinner. It doesn’t get much easier than an omelet with lots of veggies. Use one whole egg and 2 extra whites. Hopefully your flipping skills are better than mine. Keeping It Real Food omelet fail

You win some, you lose some. Such is life.

What are you up to this weekend? Any healthy recipes on your “must try” list? 


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