Healthy Meals, Four Ways

Since moving in with The Boy two weeks ago, we’ve quickly become much more…domestic (well, at least in the kitchen). While I do enjoy cooking homemade meals, when I lived with my sister I frequently settled for salads, signature pasta dishes or breakfast for dinner. Since our schedules were so different, I would often cook for myself and therefore resorted to something easy.

However, living with a man is a completely different beast. Soups, salad, and what I consider “leftovers” simply don’t suffice for a Real Meal. Men need hearty, wholesome, grandiose dishes and thus we’ve become quite familiar with our teeny tiny Cambridge kitchen.

Thankfully, we both like to cook and we both enjoy eating well. I lucked out that my guy doesn’t eat processed food, soda, take-out pizza or boxed meals, but rather enjoys organic meats, high-quality cooking oils and most importantly: real food.

Here’s what’s been on our dinner menu lately:

Homemade Gluten Free pizza with spinach, broccoli, ricotta, fresh mozzarella, mushroom, onion, garlic and Italian seasoning (crust mix from Bob’s Red Mill)

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers (inspired by Simply Life blog)

Green Quinoa & Rice Bowl (Inspired by Life Alive cafe’s “The Swami” & modified from the Tie Dye Files*)

*Note: We used Whole Food’s Miso Ginger dressing, traded in half the brown rice for quinoa, substituted walnuts for almonds and added in a few shakings of Eden Organic’s Seaweed Gomasio.

Shiitake Mushroom & Chicken Carbonara (inspired by Jamie Oliver & modified from Food That Makes You Go Mmmh*)

*Note: We added shiitake mushrooms and sweet peas, used brown rice pasta, and doubled the garlic

What are your favorite healthy meals to make with your roommate/family/significant other? Share your comments below.

2 Responses to “Healthy Meals, Four Ways”

  1. Simply Life Says:

    hope you enjoyed the stuffed peppers! can’t wait to see what you come up with next- looks like the 2 of you are off to eating some great meals!

  2. Rachel @Healthy_Chicks Says:

    @Simply Life Yes, they were delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe inspiration!

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