September Meal Roundup

Here is a roundup of my September eats:

image8Cashew & Lime Crusted Tilapia with a side of asparagus
Preheat oven to 350 F. Rub about a tablespoon of olive oil over tilapia filet and sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and crust tilapia with chopped cashews, lime zest, and squeeze the juice of half a lime on top. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.

image7Grilled Peaches, Ham, and Arugula Pizza @ The Millworks, Harrisburg, PA
Jon and I visit friends and family in Harrisburg and we couldn’t wait to try this place. It’s a combination of art studios, a gallery, restaurant, and bar. My pizza was made with local grilled peaches, ham, goat cheese, and arugula. It was a sweet and salty meal.

image6California Quinoa Brown Rice Roll via Whole Foods with a side of edamame
Who doesn’t love sushi! When I’m in a hurry picking up sushi with a side of edamame makes for a convenient meal that feels fancy. Love the mixture of brown rice and quinoa in place of white rice. Edamame adds a touch of protein.

image5Egg White Frittata with Zucchini, Tomato, Spinach,and Goat Cheese @ Bank & Bourbon, Philadelphia, PA
Brunch is always the answer. Jon and I made our way into Center City one Sunday to try brunch at Bank & Bourbon. I had an egg white frittata and Jon went with the Cinnamon Swirl French Toast (which was delicious, of course).

image4Protein Veggie Bowl with ground turkey, black beans, mixed vegetables, and tomato sauce
Eating healthy doesn’t mean following a recipe at every meal. My protein veggie bowl can be mixed and matched with a different protein and different veggies every time! Plus, you can add some whole wheat pasta or quinoa for added bulk.


Crab Pretzel @ The University of Maryland, Byrd Stadium
There’s not much to say about this massive crab pretzel except that it’s amazing. A gigantic soft pretzel topped with cheesy crab dip. Yes.


image2Mediterranean Pizza via Whole Foods with a side salad
This frozen thin crust Mediterranean pizza is a great alternative to ordering out. I like to add extra chopped olives, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes. You can customize pretty much any frozen pizza by adding additional ingredients or just more of what’s already there! A side salad with veggies never hurts either. Keeping mixed greens on hand is necessary.


Cream Cheese Ice Cream Sandwiched between Cookie Dough and Brownie @ Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream, Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
Manayunk has a food festival twice a year that brings dozens of food trucks to Main Street. Among a beer garden, taco trucks, mac & cheese trucks was this ice cream sandwich. Don’t worry, I shared.


Shrimp & Quinoa Mexi Bowl with black beans, salsa, broccoli, and lime
This is a great meal for lunch or dinner. Quinoa and black beans in addition to a protein (in this case shrimp) make for a filling dish. Half an avocado on the side gives it a Mexican feel.



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