Five-Ingredients Sides for Busy Weeknights

Five-Ingredients Sides for Busy Weeknights

We know the struggle working women face when it comes to finding a balance between healthy and delicious meals.

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From consuming fast-food on the job and shaming yourself for every bite to going to bed hungry because you’re too tired to prepare a meal after coming home from work, we’ve seen it all.

If you’re in a similar situation, take a look at our list of delicious and nutritious meals that are easy-to-make and only require less than five ingredients!

Strawberry jam

Do you ever come home craving a slice of bread with some jam but hold back because you don’t want to consume too much of processed goods? We hear you.

What if we told you that there was a way to make a healthy jar of strawberry jam without having to worry about calories or putting in a lot of time?

All you need is four ingredients, which include fresh strawberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, and you’re good to go!

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Strawberry Romanoff

Need a dessert to make up for the lack of healthy nutrients in your body because you’ve been working hard lately? How does a strawberry Romanoff sound?

Cool, creamy, and light—this fruity treat is an elegant dessert that will turn any bad day upside down in no time. A few sliced strawberries, orange liquor, sugar, vanilla extract, and whipped cream are all you need to whip up this tasty treat after a stressful day at work!

Enjoy the punchy taste of fresh berries and head to bed for a good night’s sleep!

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Chicken Caesar salad

If you’re looking for a healthy meal to consume at lunch, this is it!

A chicken Caesar salad is filling, refreshing, and easy-to-make when you’re rushing out to work in the morning. Marinate the boneless chicken with your favorite spices and add it to a mix of your favorite vegetables, mustard, Parmesan cheese, mustard, salt, and black pepper!

You can even pair it with a glass of mint lemonade for a refreshing kick you desperately need in the middle of Monday!

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Creamy broccoli salad

As much as we hated broccoli as kids, it’s only after becoming an adult that we realize their nutritional value.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-make meal that can fill your stomach right up so you don’t reach out for any unhealthy snacks, this is it!

All you need is broccoli, a batch of your favorite vegetables, mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar! Start by tossing the vegetables in a bowl and whisk it with sauces until its smooth. Throw in a few almonds, garnish with cheese for a creamier texture, and enjoy this salad for brunch!

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Have these delicious and healthy meals piqued your interest? Head over to Eats By The Beach and take a look at their full-length recipes so you can whip these up in no time!

You can also visit our online food blog and browse through our range of breakfast and main dish recipes which include Extra Flavorful Jalapeno Poppers recipe, quinoa salad with spicy lime vinaigrette, and much more!

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