5 day healthy meal plans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Recently, I have been trying to change my lifestyle and eating habits for the better with gradual success. I have never been much of a cook but now that I know how important home cooking is for maintaining a healthier diet, I feel I must learn! Luckily, I have found that there are many “lifestyle blogs” that have people like me in mind. They list healthy recipes as well as easy, effective exercise plans.
While browsing through the various helpful articles on different blogs, I came across this delicious Spicy Hummus Wrap recipe from Lauren Conrad. I immediately went out and bought the ingredients to make lunch that day and was pleased with the results and the cost efficiency! My bill for the day was about $15 and I have ingredients left over to make 5 more wraps. Lovely!
Inspired by this small success and this other Lauren Conrad article, I decided to make my own simple meal plan for 5 days with recipes that you can mix and match for all meals. Pick and choose a couple of recipes from the list.
It’s possible that this is too hefty a load of ingredients for one shopping trip, so I encourage you to take a look at the list of ingredients in each recipe and see which ones you already own the most of and start there! Some recurring ingredients among the recipes will be bananas, pineapple, avocado, carrots, olive oil, arugula, grapefruit, pesto, and chicken breast.
Okay, let’s get started!
5 Day Healthy Meal Plans:
Pick one recipe from each category for each day!
Healthy Breakfast Recipes:
Non-fat Greek yogurt w/ blueberries & sliced banana
Organic oatmeal with sliced banana
Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)
Two hard boiled eggs, a slice of toast, and pineapple slices
Simple Pineapple Smoothie (via Eating Well)
Healthy Lunch Recipes:
Spicy Hummus Wrap (via Lauren Conrad)
Arugula Salad (via Food Network)
Veggie Sushi (via Goop)
Veggie Chili (via Food Heaven Made Easy)
Jicama Apple Slaw Pitas (via Lunch Box Bunch)
Healthy Snack Recipes:
Overnight Oats (via Life Tastes Like Food)
Lemon Artichoke Dip (via Greatist)
Smashed Avocado on Toast (via My Recipes)
Honey Grapefruit With Banana (via Health)
Mixed Berry Ice Pops (via Prevention)
Healthy Dinner Recipes:
Baked Pesto Chicken (via Kayln’s Kitchen)
Pesto Egg Sandwich (via My Recipes)
Caramelized Black Pepper Chicken (via Goop)
Sweet Potato Veggie Burger (via Lunch Box Bunch)
Green Pizza (via Green Kitchen Stories)
What are some healthy meals that you would recommend? What kind of meals would you like to see more of? Let us know in the comment section if you tried any of the meals above and what you think of them! Did you find these 5 day healthy meal plans helpful?