Food & Drink

10 Meals for Health Conscious Hungry Girls


I have a confession to make: I am a hungry girl. I always have been from childhood (I was the friend that kept asking you when dinner was) and I always will be (I’m currently counting down the minutes until lunch!). I’m that girl that is literally always down to eat.

I do make an effort to eat the right foods for my body so although I love eating, I think it’s important to be conscious of what you’re putting into your body. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for us health conscious hungry girls who just want a satisfying meal. Here are 10 colorful, nutrient-packed recipes that will satisfy your hungry girl cravings.

1. Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

Source: Cookie and Kate

Quinoa and black beans are great sources of protein, which will leave you feeling full and satisfied throughout your day.

2. Mexican Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

Source: Half Baked Harvest

This colorful healthy salad will offset your lunchtime hunger because it’s packed with nutrients from all the yummy ingredients.

3. Healthy Kale Salad

Source: The Blonde Pantry

This salad is easy to make and adapt to your liking. Tip: Add your favorite meat for extra protein.

4. Avocado Pesto Tortellini Salad

Source: Port and Fin

The smooth, creamy avocado pesto sauce pasta salad will have you wanting the leftovers…now.

5. Tempeh Chili

Source: The Delicious Balance 

Settling into fall means you can incorporate more hearty soups into your meal rotation.

6. Pulled Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Source: Haute and Healthy Living

Anything that has lots of sauce and made into sandwich automatically makes a delicious meal. And the sauce in this recipe is homemade so you know exactly what you’re eating.

7. Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad (with shrimp)

Source: Because Food is Life

One of the greatest things about salad is that no matter how many ingredients it has, they usually all compliment each other and taste amazing—just like this one.

8. Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers

Source: Spicy Southern Kitchen 

These burgers are the perfect fit for turkey lovers.

9. Make and Freeze Slow Cooker Veggie Tortilla Soup

Source: Oh My Veggies

This delicious, southwest inspired soup is perfect for veggie lovers and is easy to make. For meat lovers: Add in pre-cooked shredded chicken if you’d like!

10. Wheat Berry and Cherry Tomato Salad

Source: Green Evi

This salad is the perfect meal to eat in to escape what’s left of the hot summer heat.

If you’re a hungry girl, what are the ways you stay health conscious?