Fresh and Simple Recipes for Spring
April 10, 2019
Toss up these three simple homemade recipes from your military apartment
It’s officially time to hit that spring refresh button! Head down to your local farmers market or grocery store to pick out some fresh ingredients. Eliminate all the sugary snacks and shop intentionally for products that will rejuvenate and energize you for the day. You can start by following these three fresh and simple recipes!
Overnight Breakfast Oats
If you’re always hungry for breakfast, but never have time to fire up the stove, then this recipe is perfect for you. It’s low cost and low maintenance. All you have to do is soak oats in milk overnight!
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup milk (non-dairy or dairy)
Pour in your rolled oats, followed by your choice of milk. Soak overnight and add-in your choice of toppings. Some great examples include berries, cocoa nibs, chia seeds, coconut flakes, peanut butter, etc.
Ever eat a big sandwich for lunch and feel slumped for the rest of your day? It might help to eat something low-carb and light to keep you feeling refreshed for work. Using these simple ingredients, this lettuce wrap recipe is a great place to start!
Handful of butter lettuce (4 – 6 leaves)
1 lb. ground turkey
2 cloves garlic (diced)
½ red onion (diced)
½ red and green bell peppers
1 can black beans
1 avocado (sliced)
1 tbsp. olive oil
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan for a couple minutes over medium heat. Add the pound of ground turkey and cook until browned, making sure to toss and break apart. Stir in the red onion and garlic for about 2 minutes, then toss in the bell peppers.
In a separate pan, cook the black beans until they appear soft. Combine the beans with the ground turkey mix. Transfer your mix into butter lettuce wraps, add avocado and a sauce of your choosing.
After a long day of work, you’re probably not looking forward to standing in the kitchen for an hour to make dinner. That’s why spaghetti squash is the perfect low-maintenance meal to make for dinner! All you have to do is watch TV while your squash cooks in the oven.
1 spaghetti squash
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. pesto sauce
½ cup parmesan cheese
Pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 400ºF and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice your spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Brush both halves with olive oil and dust with salt. Place the halves face down and roast in the oven for 45 minutes.
Once your timer goes off, turn off the oven and remove the squash from the baking sheet. Take your fork and run it through half of the squash, breaking it apart into noodle pieces. Mix in 1 tbsp. of your pesto sauce and ¼ cup of parmesan cheese. Do the same for the other half.
The best part, is you don’t even need a bowl or plate to eat your spaghetti squash pasta because the shell itself serves that purpose!
When you live in our ROSS military apartments, not only will you have a fully-equipped kitchen to cook up these meals, but you’ll also have a spacious apartment to invite your friends over for a dinner party! Not sure about the move yet? Take a tour today to find all the motivation you need.