Easy Dinner Options for the Bride on the Go

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Eating well and being healthier is something I have been focusing on since I have been nearing my own wedding. I spent hours on Pinterest trying to find a meal plan that was yummy, easy and quick. During my research I stumbled upon the term Macros and how a good diet consists of balancing your macros. I did some more research and discover that macros is short for macronutrients: Fats, Carbs and Protein. To find out what percentage of Macros I needed, I needed to know what amount of calories I should be taking in a day. (Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to receive more information on MacroNutrients from Kaely RD at the end of the month!) 

It took me some experimenting until I figured out a meal plan that worked in my ideal Macros. What I want to share with you all, however, is the dinners I have been preparing. They are no to low carb, high protein dinners and work really well to stay within my Macros goals. 

On Sundays, I go to the store and buy a package of chicken breasts. These usually have three breasts in a package. I cut them in half (to make thin cut breasts myself) so I get about six meals from one package. I then look through the vegetables and pick out a few different options. I know what you're probably thinking, "chicken and veggies every night sounds boring". I know, I thought so at first too. 

For the marinades, I take a look at what vegetables I bought and plan my marinades around that. For instance, if I bought some Bok Choy I will be sure to do an Asian marinade, or a Southwestern marinade to go with sweet potato. The marinades are SO easy to prepare. I just add certain seasons to a tablespoon of avocado oil. I mix this in a sandwich bag and then add my chicken. They all freeze well and taste so good! 

By following this meal plan, focusing on Macros, I have noticed that I have been feeling really good and don't need to snack as much as I have wanted to in the past. Keep scrolling for my favorite combinations! 

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Asian:

  • one tablespoon avocado oil

  • one tablespoon honey

  • one tablespoon soy sauce

  • one teaspoon minced garlic

  • one teaspoon grated ginger

Serve with bok choy, baby corn and water chestnuts. 

Basic BBQ

  • one tablespoon avocado oil

  • one teaspoon chili powder

  • one teaspoon paprika

  • one teaspoon cinnamon

Serve with sweet potato fries

Cilantro Lime

  • one tablespoon avocado oil

  • one teaspoon lime juice

  • one teaspoon honey

  • once teaspoon minced garlic

  • chopped cilantro leaves

Serve with roasted corn and black beans