5 Ingredient Recipes
Recipes with a long list of ingredients can make cooking cumbersome. All the recipes in this week's email have 5 ingredients or less, making cooking a stress-free zone.
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Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your garlicky bean pasta with a side of steamed veggies and fresh strawberries for a perfect 75% dinner. All pasta is 25%, but whole wheat pasta packs more nutrients, so choose that for a better option.
75%water-fiber – foods beans, kale, garlic, steamed veggies, berries
25% – foods oil, pasta
Recipe Note: Stick to 1 tablespoon of oil to keep the fat in this recipe to healthy levels.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your bowl with a side of fruit for breakfast, or a side salad for dinner. The fruit and salad add more fiber to the meal.
75% water-fiber foods – brown rice, peas, green onions, salad/fruit
25% foods – egg, olive oil
Make it a Full Plate Meal: The bread is your 25% zone food. Serve your avocado toast with a large helping of fruit. My favorite is papaya with blackberries and raspberries.
75% water-fiber foods – avocado, garlic, papaya, blackberries, raspberries
25% foods – bread
Recipe Note: Choose a 100% whole grain bread since they’re more nutritious. We like the Ezekiel bread when you’re trying to balance blood sugar levels.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your black bean quinoa bowl with corn chips or roll it up in a tortilla for a quick and easy burrito lunch. No quinoa on hand? No worries. Brown rice, barley, or farro will work well here too.
75% water-fiber foods – corn, black beans, quinoa, salsa, cilantro
25% foods – chips or tortilla
Make it a Full Plate Meal: We love the Tuscan inspired pairing of beans and pasta. Serve the pasta dish with a cup of steamed broccoli and a side salad for a taste of Italy this week.
75% water-fiber foods – beans, tomatoes, salad
25% foods – pasta
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