I pretty much eat the same thing every day but every once in a while, (mainly during the weekend) I like to switch things up. I don’t have a ton of time throughout the week, so it’s just easier to prep my meals in advance. It’s not the most exciting thing ever but it beats paying for a company to do it or buying pre-made meals from the supermarket. I have a little bit more time on my hands during the weekend, I like to take some of that time to prep some food for the upcoming week, but also make myself some fresh meals involving some different foods. In this blog I will share some of the healthy meals I like to make on the weekends.
Like you all know, I am not a professional cook and that will show in my ”how to guide”, but that’s not what this is about, I am just trying to share my love for food with you all. I know a lot of people are struggling to come up with their own variations and creative meals sometimes, so I hope this helps you out. Quick disclaimer: these meals are not vegetarian or vegan friendly.
Breakfast: Banana oat protein pancakes
I have published a very simple recipe on how to make this delicious treat that you can check out here.
- 1 banana (ripe is preferable)
- 4 tablespoons of oats
- 2 eggs
- some cinnamon ( to taste)
- Optional: dark chocolate chunks
- Optional: a splash of milk
- Optional: protein powder, flavor of your choosing
How to and tips: Make sure you mash the banana completely, unless you prefer to have some chunks mixed in your pancake. Add the oats, eggs, cinnamon and anything else you might want to put in and mix it together. Make sure that the eggs get mixed in completely, otherwise the mixture won’t come out as good. It’s important to add in the right amount of oats otherwise your pancakes won’t be as fluffy. If your mixture seems very ”runny”, make sure to add some more oats to the mix. While the pancake batter is cooking add some small chocolate chunks and press them down into the pancakes for an extra flavor bomb, yes, I just said that. Afterward make sure to finish your pancakes the way you like them, like adding peanut butter, blueberries, whipped cream (those are my go-to) or other types of fruit.
Lunch: Salmon omelet
So simple, so delicious, so nutritious! I ordered a salmon omelet a couple weeks ago and it tasted really good, so I have just adopted it as one of my go to meals on the weekend.
Ingredients I use:
- Salmon (obviously)
- 2-3 large eggs
- (optional) milk
- 1-2 salad tomatoes
- 1-2 slices of bacon
- 50 grams of halloumi cheese, I am a huge fan of halloumi at the moment, it doesn’t work super well trying to mix into an omelet but I will take it anyway.
- garlic powder
- oregano powder
How to and tips: The salmon is going to take longest to cook right so you want to focus on that first, make sure you have basically everything cut up so you’re not rushing. You want to add in the bacon next to add some of that delicious bacon fat flavor. If you have an extra pan you can start ”frying” the halloumi so it gets that beautiful roasted color/flavor. Add the cut up tomatoes to the salmon and bacon mixture, let it soak up the bacon fat flavor for a minute. Super important: You want to season everything at the very end before you mix in the eggs, that how you preserve the most amount of flavor. Season it thoroughly with the garlic & oregano powder and add in the halloumi if you want to (you can also keep it to the side). Mix in the eggs afterwards, while stirring add in some salt and more cheese to finish it off. Keep stirring until you find the consistency that you like.
Dinner: A little bit of everything
Weekend dinners just hit a little bit differently, they taste a little bit better, the quality is a little bit better and the portion size might also be tiny bit bigger. My weekend dinners are not that varied at the moment, simply because I love what I am eating on a Saturday and Sunday. I am not going to give you a recipe for this one, but I will simply share what my dinners consists of (I may or may not add some garlic mayo)
- 150-200 gram of either: venison/ground beef/salmon/shrimp
- 50-100 grams of sweet potato fries (seasoned with a mixture of oil, garlic, oregano and salt)
- 1 slice of bacon
- a small omelet of: 1/2 eggs, half an onion, 100-150 grams of spinach
- a couple slices of halloumi (I told you, I am a fan)
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