QUICK AND HEALTHY BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES AND DINNERS

For those times when you need to dash out of the house in the morning, work through lunch at the office, or eat dinner and run to an evening PTA meeting, here are simple, quick, complete meals that will satisfy your hunger, nutrition needs, and — yes — your desire for the delicious! Don’t forget to savour these flavours, even when you’re on-the-go! Enjoy.

Healthy breakfast, lunch & dinner recipes by Curves

Note: the following recommendations are for Phase 2 of Curves Complete.

FOR BREAKFAST:

Berry Parfait with Flax and Almonds

It’s hard to beat a yogurt parfait for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast. This recipe has plenty of protein to start your day off strong and it takes only 5 minutes to make!

3/4 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed

1/3 cup blueberries

1/3 cup raspberries

1/3 cup blackberries

15g almonds

Mix the yogurt and flaxseed together. Layer yogurt, berries, and almonds in a tall parfait glass or a lidded to-go container.

Serves one.

German Chocolate Protein Shake

Shake up your morning with this easy on-the-go breakfast. Ready in 5 minutes.

2 scoops Curves Chocolate Protein Powder

3/4 cup skim milk

5 ice cubes

1/2 cup light coconut milk

1/2 tablespoon sugar-free chocolate pudding mix

4 walnuts

1/2 teaspoon dried shredded coconut

Place all the ingredients except the coconut into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass or bottle to take with you on the road, and sprinkle with coconut.

Serves one.

FOR BREAKFAST OR LUNCH

Cranberry Crunch bar and a Side

The Curves protein bars make a great start to a delicious meal but for complete calories and nutrition have your bar with a non-fat Greek yogurt or non-fat latte at breakfast and add a piece of fruit — pear, apple, or banana — for lunch.

Serves one.

FOR LUNCH OR DINNER

Roast Chicken and Salad

This meal comes together quickly if you pick up a rotisserie chicken on the way home from work or roast several chicken breasts during the weekend and store them in the fridge to enjoy all week long.

1 chicken breast

1 green salad made with mixed greens, raw vegetables and 2 tablespoons of vinaigrette made with olive or canola oil

1 small apple or pear

1 whole wheat dinner roll

Serves one.