Simple Healthy Eating Plan // C It Nutritionally

Today I’m so excited to share with you a delicious and colorful simple healthy eating plan!

With two kids in school and four different pick up and drop off times life is feeling busy in my house! Luckily I carpool, so it could be crazier but I find myself at the point in my life where I don’t seriously plan what I’m doing every night the night before and every Sunday night for the week I will forget something important! Having a meal plan has become essential, otherwise I end up eating foods that taste good but don’t make me feel good, can you relate?

This week’s simple healthy eating plan has five recipes that are colorful, healthy, veggie-centric and take under 30 minutes to whip up… perfect for busy schedules!

The recipes are all from C it Nutritionally which is an awesome healthy food blog run New York City-based registered dietitian nutritionist Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN.  Chelsey’s practice specializes in health promotion, weight management and food allergies and intolerances. When she’s not helping clients one-on-one see their lives nutritionally, she is in her kitchen developing tasty, food allergy friendly, mostly vegetarian (largely vegan and gluten free too!) recipes and photographing every bite! Chelsey’s mission is to help as many people feel their best, look their best and be their best so they can live their very best lives!

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Simple Healthy Eating Plan // C It Nutritionally

Simple Healthy Eating Plan Spicy Bolognese with Lentils Avocado Watermelon StacksWatermelon Avocado Tomato Stack

Prep Time: 5 minutes  Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: watermelon, avocado, beefsteak tomato, basil, balsamic glaze, pink Himalayan salt.

I’m always on the lookout for unique caprese salads and this reminds me of a vegan version of the watermelon burrata caprese salad recipe I recently shared on Rainbow Delicious. Watermelon and avocado are such a great flavor combination, and you can’t go wrong with some balsamic glaze! Sometimes I reduce my own balsamic but I also like the balsamic glaze from Trader Joes.

Simple Healthy Eating Plan Spicy Bolognese with Lentils Easy Lentil Tacos6 Ingredient Easy Lentl Tacos

Ingredients: lentils, olive oil spray, onion, garlic, peppers, grape tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder paprika, tortillas/lettuce leaves. Optional: avocado, cilantro, salsa.

Okay so this recipe technically has more than the 6 ingredients its title claims but if you don’t count the olive oil and spices already in your pantry it is pretty dang close! I love that this recipe is so simple to prepare and I am always surprised at how filling lentils are! Such a great meatless dinner option. I like to top with lots of avocado and cilantro and sour cream to tone down the spiciness for the kids.

Simple Healthy Eating Plan Spicy Bolognese with Lentils30 Minute Spicy Lentil Bolognese

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: lentils, olive oil, garlic, onion, fire roasted tomatoes, green chiles, crushed tomatoes with basil, fresh parsley, fresh basil leaves, black pepper, oregano, paprika, chili powder, zucchinis or whole wheat pasta.

Can you tell I’m feeling lentils this week? They are so filling and versatile and make a delicious bolognese. You can serve this recipes over zucchini noodles as suggested or you can use traditional pasta.

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 6 minutes Total Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients: avocado, garlic, baby spinach, unsweetened coconut milk, lemon juice, black pepper, dried basil, salt, no salt seasoning spaghetti, cherry tomatoes, zucchini.

I admit to thinking that avocado pasta was a little strange but then when I tried it and now I’m a big fan. This recipes adds even more vegetable goodness with the cherry tomatoes and zucchini.

Simple Healthy Eating Plan Chopped Summer SaladChopped Summer Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes  Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: spinach, cucumbers, bell pepper, tomato, beet, green beets, kernels, avocado, fresh parsley, fresh cilantro, fresh dill, olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon, honey, garlic, paprika, oregano, salt and black pepper.

Talk about summer freshness! This salad is a great way to enjoy summer flavors before we officially move into Fall. This salad is grain free, paleo and dairy free. If you have a spiralizer I love to spiralize beets for salads like this, they look so pretty!

If you make any  from this week’s Simple Healthy Eating Plan featuring please share on instagram using hashtag #rainbowdelicious and tag me at @rainbowdelicious, I’d love to see what you are up to in your kitchen!

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Comments

  1. This a great meal plan, that pasta looks amazing!

  2. I love everything about this meal plan! And I totally get you on the crazy schedules. I have three all in school this year…at two different schools. They ride the bus so I feel like all I do is walk back and forth to the bus stop all day. LOL! But I am LOVING my time during the day to actually get things done.

    • Sending positive vibes from one busy mom to another! As much as we miss our kids during the school day, it is so nice to have time during the day to get things done!

  3. A great selection of healthy dishes, and your pics are mouthwatering.

  4. That watermelon tomato avocado tomato stack looks like just the thing to get me through these last (and very warm) days of summer. It looks so tasty and refreshing!

  5. Michele Hall says:

    All of these foods look so tasty too.. in addition to following the color plan! I am definitely going to try the avocado pasta too!

  6. Awesome meal plan! All of these recipe looks delicious and easy to make for busy weeknights!

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