Hungry Runner

Sweet Potato & Bean Vegetable Medley
This is one of my “I-have-no-idea-what-I’m-making-for-dinner-and-I’m-about-to-starve-so-I-need-something-quick-and-easy-ASAP” recipes.
That whole phrase is an actual, official thing. At least in my world it is. And I can almost bet everyone else experiences it at least once per week.
Now you don’t have to. Just refer to this recipe.
What You’ll Need:
1/2 sweet potato, boiled and cubed
1/2 can red kidney beans
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup chopped purple onion
2 T olive oil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 T chili powder
What to do:
1. In a skillet, heat the olive oil. Add in onion and sautee for 1-2 minutes.
2. Toss chopped peppers and sweet potato into skillet. Heat for 2-3 more minutes.
3. Add in red kidney beans and stir.
4. Sprinkle in garlic and chilli powder, stir again and heat on low for 3-4 more minutes.
5. Serve with warm pita or brown rice!

Sweet Potato & Bean Vegetable Medley

This is one of my “I-have-no-idea-what-I’m-making-for-dinner-and-I’m-about-to-starve-so-I-need-something-quick-and-easy-ASAP” recipes.

That whole phrase is an actual, official thing. At least in my world it is. And I can almost bet everyone else experiences it at least once per week.

Now you don’t have to. Just refer to this recipe.

What You’ll Need:

1/2 sweet potato, boiled and cubed

1/2 can red kidney beans

1/2 green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

1/4 cup chopped purple onion

2 T olive oil

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 T chili powder

What to do:

1. In a skillet, heat the olive oil. Add in onion and sautee for 1-2 minutes.

2. Toss chopped peppers and sweet potato into skillet. Heat for 2-3 more minutes.

3. Add in red kidney beans and stir.

4. Sprinkle in garlic and chilli powder, stir again and heat on low for 3-4 more minutes.

5. Serve with warm pita or brown rice!

Quinoa Vegetable Medley with Mediterranean Dressing
OK boys and girls, this dish is like the queen of easy dinner dishes, and it really only consists of super-healthy super foods. So, if you decide to eat this, your body will be thanking you for supplying it with only the most delicious and nutritious foods!

What you’ll need:
1 serving cooked quinoa (or more if you are feeding multiple mouths)
Chopped vegetables of your choice (When I make this I’ll use Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Bell Peppers, Chic Peas… Anything goes!)
1 T Olive Oil
3 T Fresh Lemon Juice
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste
What to do:
1.) If possible, steam your vegetables to cook them. If not, saute them in olive oil and onion until warmed.
2.To make the Mediterranean dressing, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic together.
3. Mix the cooked quinoa, cooked vegetables, and Mediterranean dressing all together in a large bowl and then enjoy!

Quinoa Vegetable Medley with Mediterranean Dressing

OK boys and girls, this dish is like the queen of easy dinner dishes, and it really only consists of super-healthy super foods. So, if you decide to eat this, your body will be thanking you for supplying it with only the most delicious and nutritious foods!

What you’ll need:

1 serving cooked quinoa (or more if you are feeding multiple mouths)

Chopped vegetables of your choice (When I make this I’ll use Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Bell Peppers, Chic Peas… Anything goes!)

1 T Olive Oil

3 T Fresh Lemon Juice

1 garlic clove, minced

Salt and Pepper to taste

What to do:

1.) If possible, steam your vegetables to cook them. If not, saute them in olive oil and onion until warmed.

2.To make the Mediterranean dressing, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic together.

3. Mix the cooked quinoa, cooked vegetables, and Mediterranean dressing all together in a large bowl and then enjoy!

Light Baked Macaroni and Cheese by Skinny Taste
If you’re anything at all like me, this is how you would come across, and ultimately enjoy, an amazing recipe like this one:
1.) Spend far too much time on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook writing and talking about food until you realize your stomach is growling as loud as the sound of Mufasa roaring at Scar.
2.) Listen to your stomach growl even louder with each minute that passes as you browse through recipes on Pinterest looking for dinner ideas.
3.) Almost cry at how delicious-looking every single image of food on Pinterest is.
4.) Finally decide you can’t take it anymore and say screw it, what you’re really craving is Mac & Cheese.
5.) Google “healthy macaroni & cheese” recipe and immediately begin making the first legitimate one you can find.
That’s how this amazing-ness happened. It’s a true story. Sometimes the best dinners come completely on whim. I thank the cheese & carb gods that this amazing recipe has ranked so well on Google, or else I might have died browsing through the never ending spiral of much-too-complicated recipes on Pinterest, never knowing what to make for dinner. And for that, Skinny Taste, I thank you.

Light Baked Macaroni and Cheese by Skinny Taste

If you’re anything at all like me, this is how you would come across, and ultimately enjoy, an amazing recipe like this one:

1.) Spend far too much time on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook writing and talking about food until you realize your stomach is growling as loud as the sound of Mufasa roaring at Scar.

2.) Listen to your stomach growl even louder with each minute that passes as you browse through recipes on Pinterest looking for dinner ideas.

3.) Almost cry at how delicious-looking every single image of food on Pinterest is.

4.) Finally decide you can’t take it anymore and say screw it, what you’re really craving is Mac & Cheese.

5.) Google “healthy macaroni & cheese” recipe and immediately begin making the first legitimate one you can find.

That’s how this amazing-ness happened. It’s a true story. Sometimes the best dinners come completely on whim. I thank the cheese & carb gods that this amazing recipe has ranked so well on Google, or else I might have died browsing through the never ending spiral of much-too-complicated recipes on Pinterest, never knowing what to make for dinner. And for that, Skinny Taste, I thank you.

Make this for Dinner: Skinny Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo
Here’s a simple recipe that I found on Pinterest. Dinner doesn’t get much easier or quicker than this. And since the Alfredo sauce is made with Greek yogurt, its pretty healthy too! If you use whole wheat pasta, this meal is the perfect balance of carbs, veggies, and protein. Oh yeah, it tastes pretty darn awesome too, which is generally a good thing when it comes to food, right? Click the link above to get the recipe!

Make this for Dinner: Skinny Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

Here’s a simple recipe that I found on Pinterest. Dinner doesn’t get much easier or quicker than this. And since the Alfredo sauce is made with Greek yogurt, its pretty healthy too! If you use whole wheat pasta, this meal is the perfect balance of carbs, veggies, and protein. Oh yeah, it tastes pretty darn awesome too, which is generally a good thing when it comes to food, right? Click the link above to get the recipe!

Make this for Dinner: Spiced Veggie & Brown Rice Medley
On the days when I have no idea what to make for dinner. This is my go to meal. Anyone can make this. In fact it’s so easy I’m not even going to lay out the ingredients and steps in typical recipe form. All you need to do is this: Cook a serving or two of brown rice. Cut up a bunch of vegetables (it doesn’t matter what kind, I used broccoli, red and orange bell peppers, chic peas, and green beans) and saute them in onions, garlic, and olive oil. When the rice is cooked, add it to the vegetable mixture, sprinkle in some chili powder (or any kind of spices that might tickle your fancy) and a little bit more olive oil (a tablespoon or two), heat everything together on low for a few more minutes, and then…ENJOY! P.S. You could totally add some cubes of grilled chicken to this too. The world is your oyster on this one.

Make this for Dinner: Spiced Veggie & Brown Rice Medley

On the days when I have no idea what to make for dinner. This is my go to meal. Anyone can make this. In fact it’s so easy I’m not even going to lay out the ingredients and steps in typical recipe form. All you need to do is this: Cook a serving or two of brown rice. Cut up a bunch of vegetables (it doesn’t matter what kind, I used broccoli, red and orange bell peppers, chic peas, and green beans) and saute them in onions, garlic, and olive oil. When the rice is cooked, add it to the vegetable mixture, sprinkle in some chili powder (or any kind of spices that might tickle your fancy) and a little bit more olive oil (a tablespoon or two), heat everything together on low for a few more minutes, and then…ENJOY! P.S. You could totally add some cubes of grilled chicken to this too. The world is your oyster on this one.

Make This for Dinner: Stacked Veggie Enchiladas by Perry’s Plate

This is another recipe that I’ve had saved in my bookmarks for quite a long time but just never got around to trying. It’s awesome for times when you’re in the mood for tacos or a Mexican type dish but you also want to step up your veggie game. We all know that the best kinds of recipes are the ones that are quick, easy, and get the food on the table as soon as possible, and this one definitely falls into that category. The other awesome thing about it is that it’s totally customizable because you can pick and choose which kinds of vegetables you want to throw in. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to finally try this recipe out because it will definitely turn into something that I’ll make on regular basis from now on!

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