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  • Writer's pictureJessica Otter

Quick and Healthy Power Meals

Updated: Mar 18, 2019

Whether you're plant based or like to add in meat, here are a few time saving meals to ramp up your health!

Salads that nourish like a meal:

Any type of lettuce such as arugula, spinach, radicchio, or romaine.

Various veggies such as tomato, avocado, peppers, onions, cucumber, etc.

Seeds such as chia and/or hemp (proteins)

Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed or Dulse

Other proteins such as lentils, garbonzo beans, walnuts, almonds.

Arugula with lentils, feta cheese, topped with bruschetta sauce tastes amazing and is super quick. Add any of the above to a more robust meal.


Use a "veggetti" or vegetable spiraler to make the noodles from Zucchini.

Use either:

Spaghetti sauce

Bruschetta Sauce

Olive oil/butter and parsely

Saute in a deep pan under medium heat for about 7 minutes.

Serve and top with Parmesan Cheese (optional).

If you want to add a protein, you might choose sliced sausage, meatballs, or field greens.

Spaghetti Squash Pesto:

Cut Squash in half and coat with coconut oil. Place face down in a pan with about 1/2 inch of water. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.

Scrape out squash with a spoon into a pan.

Saute with Kale pesto (Trader Joes) or regular pesto.

Option: If you're not a pesto fan, using the bruschetta sauce is also another great option.

Top with fresh Parmesan.

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Peel and cut potato into large pieces. Place in large pot and just cover with organic vegetable broth.Bring to a boil and then let simmer until pieces are soft.

Saute onions, garlic with spices you enjoy such as curry powder, cumin, turmeric, sea salt, and cinnamon.

Place all ingredients into a blender or Vitamix. You may have to do this in several stages.

Serve hot.

Pasta-less Meatless Lasagna

Cut eggplant into medallions and drizzle with olive oil and place in bottom layer of 9x6 pan. Top with layer of olive taponade and marinated artichoke hearts. Place a layer of spinach on top. Drizzle with spaghetti or tomato sauce. Optional sprinkle with mozzarella or non-dairy cheese. Start over with layering eggplant, olive tamponade, artichokes, spinach, sauce and optional cheese.

Bake covered at 350 for 30-45 minutes.

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