Super Easy Meals

I was all over the Winter Shape Up meal plan today. Lunch and dinner both came from Anne’s meal plan.

Winter Shape Up

I made a batch of the 4 Ingredient Quinoa Salad last night for lunch today. At lunch I put about 1 cup of the quinoa salad over a bed of baby spinach and I had a few baby carrots on the side.

4 ingredient quinoa salad

I tried to take a decent photo but this dish is not photogenic. It was, however, DELICIOUS! Quinoa, salsa, hummus and chickpeas are the only ingredients required to make this dish. On any given day I have all of these in my pantry and refrigerator making this dish so easy.

I was excited to get home after work because I was looking forward to make Saucy Tomato Artichoke Chicken. This was another easy dish to make and it all came together in 5 minutes. I put olive oil, chicken breast and diced tomatoes in a pan. Then I added mushrooms and artichoke hearts.

saucy tomato artichoke chicken

I let everything cook together with the lid on and made some egg noodles in the mean time. For some extra nutrients, I added baby spinach to the mix before I chowed down. Seriously, I CHOWED this down.

saucy tomato artichoke chicken with spinach

Steamy picture…but I couldn’t wait for it to coo down before I ate.

So far the Winter Shape Up meals have been amazing! I will definitely be making both of the super easy dishes again!

Winter Shape Up

Two of my favorite bloggers are teaming up this winter for the Winter Shape Up. Gina and Anne have put together FREE a 4-week challenge with healthy meal plans, recipes, workouts and giveaways.

Yup, sign me up!

Winter Shape Up 2014

Anne posted the first week meal plan and I started early because I know I wont have time tomorrow night to cook dinner. The first dinner Anne posted was Almond Encrusted Tilapia topped with Black Bean Olive Salsa, with Lemon Garlic String Beans on the side.

tilapia and green beans

I double this recipe up so I could have it for dinner tomorrow night as well. Khaleesi looked on as I cooked.

khaleesi

I know I wont be able to follow this meal plan perfectly but I am going to try to meal all of the lunches and dinners.

For lunch tomorrow, I premade a salad with black beans, baby spinach, broccoli slaw, red bell pepper, carrots and mushrooms. I made my homemade dressing as well.

Gina, aka The Fitnessista, also posted the Week 1 workout schedule.

Winter Shape Up - Week 1

(Source: Winter Shape Up Week 1 Workout)

I will also do my best to follow this but I know my schedule and I know things have to change on the fly. I am looking forward to seeing what Gina and Anne have in store for the upcoming weeks.

Who wants to join me?