Easy Meal Ideas during busy Wedding Season

Whether you’re someone who works in the wedding industry or someone getting married, weddings are a busy time for us all! Here are some healthy and easy recipes we use during those busy times when food prep is the last thing we want to think about.

Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Cook an open face tortilla shell in a large pan with olive oil and place the following ingredients on half of the tortilla. Fold the quesadilla in half and flip once cooked on each side. Cut into 4 pieces and dip in plain greek yogurt or salsa if you wish.

  • 1 cup of mashed sweet potatoes

  • 1 can of corn kernels

  • 1 can of rinsed black beans

  • 1 sliced avocado

  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese

  • Sprinkle with paprika, coriander, cumin and lime juice.

Garden Veggie Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Mix the following ingredients in a large bowl. Use this mixture to top on slices of bread and add romaine lettuce and hummus if you wish.

  • 1 can of rinsed and smushed chickpeas

  • 3 finely chopped green onions

  • 2 finely chopped celery sticks

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper

  • 3 tbsp of shelled sunflower seeds

  • Mix together 1 tbsp of each; dijon mustard, yellow mustard, dill, salt, pepper, basil

Yam, Beet & Kale Salad

Bake the chickpeas spread on a sheet at 375 for 45 minutes and top with olive oil and Thyme. Boil the yams and beets. Mix the following ingredients and top with your favourite dressing.

  • 4 cups of kale or other greens if you prefer

  • 2 cups of cubed boiled yams

  • 2 cups of sliced boiled beets

  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds

  • 1 cup of purple cabbage

  • 1 sliced avocado

  • 1 can of crunchy chickpeas.

Chickpea and Broccoli Curry

Sauté the following ingredients together in a saucepan and pour over cooked rice.

  • 1 tsp of crushed garlic

  • 1 crown of chopped broccoli

  • 1 can of coconut milk

  • 1 can of chickpeas

  • 2 tbsp of red curry paste

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Feta Salad

Mix together the following ingredients in a large bowl.

  • 1 chopped cucumber

  • 1 chopped tomato

  • 1 chopped avocado

  • 1 handful of spinach

  • 1 handful of feta

  • Drizzle with 1/4 cup of olive oil and balsamic vinegar mixed

Broccoli Salad

Mix together the following ingredients in a large bowl.

  • 4 crowns of broccoli chopped into bite size pieces.

  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped red onion

  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries

  • 1/2 cup of shelled sunflower seeds

  • Dressing: 1/2 cup of mayo + 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt + 2 tbsp of vinegar

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Slice the zucchini into length wise sticks and place on a baking wire rack or greased baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the spices bake for 30min at 350 degrees. Dip them in ranch dressing if you prefer.

  • 2 zucchini

  • Olive Oil

  • Mix together small portions of parmesan cheese, basil, garlic powder, oregano, thyme and parsley.

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Cut the tops off the peppers and clean them out. Stuff with the following ingredients and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

  • 4 coloured peppers of your choice

  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa or couscous

  • 2 chopped up mushrooms

  • Feta

  • Grated cheddar cheese

  • Olive Oil

  • Chopped green onion

Spaghetti Squash

slice the squash in two halves, drizzle with olive oil and bake face up for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Scrap out the insides which come out as noodle like and top with your favourite pasta sauce or veggies.

  • 1 spaghetti squash

  • Olive oil

  • Pasta sauce of choice

Quinoa Greek Salad

Mix all ingredients into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.

  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa (flavoured if you prefer)

  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes

  • I small can of sliced black olives

  • 1/2 cup of crumbled feta

  • 1 handful of arugula

  • 1 cup of chopped cucumber

No Bake Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Mix the following ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth and creamy. Firmly press the mixture into a lined loaf pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour and cut into bars.

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter

  • 3 tbsp of honey

  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup flaxseed meal

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil

  • Drizzle the bars with melted chocolate chips, and chopped almonds