It’s the New Year, and you know what that means: Resolutions to eat better and be healthier! To help you out, we’ve rounded up five of the healthiest meals we could find. Each one is guaranteed to make you feel light and refreshed, and to leave your stomach gurgling and growling like Treebeard from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings! So if you’re ready for some low calorie eats that’ll make your digestive tract sound like a tree creature from middle-earth, dig in!
Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad
This salad is packed with superfoods, meaning it will leave you feeling great for hours afterwards. Between the nutrient-dense spinach and the healthy fats in the avocados, your digestive system is sure to be so loud that everyone around you will mistake it for an ancient Ent moaning and grumbling through the Forest of Fangorn. Don’t worry, you can reassure people that it’s just your stomach having some issues digesting leafy greens!
Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto and Shrimp
An easy way to lose some carbs in a meal is to swap out pasta for some delicious spiralized zucchini. Hours after eating this nutritious meal, we promise your stomach will be churning and roaring just like Treebeard storming Isengard, which is something that happens during the War of the Ring. Did we mention the shrimp is Cajun-seasoned? Yum!
Ahi Tuna Poke and Mango Salad
If you’re looking to trim your waistline but don’t want to give up any zest, this is the meal for you. Poke is a healthy and delicious protein, and it’s sure to whip your stomach into a frenzy so loud that people will check your shoulders to see if Merry and Pippin are hiding up there! Sorry everyone, they aren’t! You just had a super healthy meal and everyone nearby was effortlessly transported to Tolkien’s epic high-fantasy world of adventure!
Lemon Basil Chicken
Whether you’re whipping this chicken dish up after work or packing it on Sunday night for a healthy meal prep, this meal is sure to make your stomach wheeze like a bark CGI creation voiced by the great John Rhys-Davies. What an honor to be compared to him!
Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad
Are you tired of your stomach resting silently like some kind of Galadriel? Well, wake it up a bit by eating this bold and nutrient-rich salad! The blueberries add an extra kick that will definitely make your stomach literally moan the words “Side?? I am on nobody’s side, because nobody is on my side, little orc!” Wow, so healthy!
Add one or all of these recipes to your weekly meal schedule so you can jumpstart your wellness and also all that otherworldly rumbling. Remember, if it doesn’t sound like your stomach is leading the Last March of the Ents to storm Saruman’s castle, you’re probably not getting enough fiber! Bon appétit, nerds!