Traveling for work really does a number on my diet. I try to make healthy choices (salads and lots of them.) Yet somehow I still manage to gain weight (sodium. Not enough water. Some poor choices.) Now that I’m not traveling for a while, the husband and I can re-focus on eating healthier. A couple of weeks ago, my eMeals menu had three meals that I wanted to try (out of the seven.) And I’m currently signed up for the low-fat meals. I mentioned the recipes to my husband and we tried two of the three that week (we tried the third one this week.) Only one was so-so.
Summer is just around the corner, and I know a lot of people are dieting or just trying to make better decisions when it comes to eating. Many of us are trying to slim down – at least slightly – for bathing suit season. And eMeals makes it easy by providing the menus and snack ideas for you. Oh, and along with menus, they include your entire shopping list.
Check out this pizza recipe from their Mediterranean plan!
- 2 (12-inch) whole-wheat prebaked pizza crusts
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- ¼ cup olive oil, divided
- 2 (8-oz) balls fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
- 3 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 2 cups red grapes, halved
- ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place each crust on a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Stir together garlic and 2 tablespoons oil; brush over crusts, and top with cheese.
- Bake 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is warm, rotating pans after 6 minutes. (Blot any excess liquid from cheese with paper towels, if necessary.)
- Toss together chicken, spinach, grapes, onion, lemon juice and remaining 2 tablespoons oil; divide mixture between crusts.
- Bake 5 minutes or until spinach wilts; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
I mean, really. That looks so good.
eMeals also has a list of 10 snacks for under 150 calories (and they aren’t cardboard or made with gross ingredients.) Sometimes I need a reminder of foods I like and are easy to grab.
I’ve been using eMeals since November and I’ve found several great recipes to add to our rotation. I’m excited to add more over the summer, since we’ll have fresher ingredients thanks to our vegetable garden.
This week we tried a Creamy Italian Chicken recipe. It was low fat, and a slow cooker recipe. A win in both areas for me. It also didn’t taste terrible. (My husband and mom both seemed to enjoy this dinner.) I’m hoping I can share the recipe in another post (possibly early next week.)
And now I’m excited to have the opportunity to give one of my fabulous readers a 3-month dinner subscription to eMeals! Enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter below. I’ll announce the winner next week. Good luck!
Do you have any “go to” recipes for summer?
**Disclosure: I received a subscription to eMeals to try. I’ve not been compensated in any other ways, and all opinions are my own.