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

IMG 9497 236x300 - What to make this weekendIs 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. IMG 9503 300x300 - What to make this weekend

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

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