Ever feel like you’re one sharp corner away from popping like a big balloon? I definitely get it – that’s why I’m sharing easy meals to beat bloat today.
Over the past 22 days, we’ve moved apartments, traveled to Charleston, one of us attended a bachelor party (hint, not me) and we’ve unpacked what seems like endless boxes, with more showing up from Amazon every day.
Needless to say, my cooking has been almost nonexistent. In 22 days I’ve made a fruit salad, a piece of avocado toast, thai basil chicken, enchilada skillet and eggs. The rest has been take out or eating out, and I’m feeling it’s consequences!
Even when getting ‘healthier’ options, when you get take out you can’t control the level of salt, oil or fat in your food. There’s tons of hidden calories, especially in things like sauces and salad dressings.
This weekend, we were FINALLY able to get the boxes out to the curb and I got my kitchen in working order. I’m ready to rock and roll and get back to feeling like my best self. Here are some of the super easy meals I’ll be eating to help get me back on track and get my tummy flat!
- Overnight Oats. Oats are full of high soluble fiber, which helps your system stay regular (i.e. helps you poop). Mix these with non-dairy milk for the best results (dairy can be a major cause of bloat!).
- Bananas. These easy to grab-and-go fruits are packed with potassium, which helps you prevent water retention so you stay slim!
Lunch & Dinner
- Asparagus Salad. One of my very fav veggies, asparagus is an anti-bloating magician! It makes you pee, so you’re flushing salt, toxins and other nasties out of your system.
- Cucumber Strawberry Farro Salad. Cucumbers are mostly water, so they’re super great at helping you de-bloat! I don’t find that farro makes me bloated, but people react to grains in different ways, so you can always use less farro in the recipe.
- Roast Carrots & Asparagus. Eating cooked veggies helps break down the fiber before your tummy has to, so try to at least do a light steam or saute. I pair these roast carrots and asparagus with a piece of grilled fish or baked chicken!
- Mediterranean Sandwich. Though I do try to limit bread when I’m slimming down, true whole wheat bread can be good for you and make sure you don’t feel deprived. Plus, this is loaded with cooked veggies (better than raw because they’re already broken down) and a little smear of hummus (which can cause bloat if you have too much, so just a dab will do!).