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Foil Meals When You’re Lazy AF

About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Strapped for time? No worries! Wrap a bunch of food up in foil and you’ve got yourself a delicious foil meal with very little effort.

I know firsthand that when the fall season rolls around that enthusiasm for healthy eating tends to decline until the top of the year.  Not only is it the season of comfort food, but also we find ourselves with less time.  We are more social, opting to spend time with family and friends.  And with all that is going on, our diet and healthy routine can easily take a backseat.  We find ourselves, Lazy AF = lazy and fit. 😉

Our diets don’t have to suffer though! Foil meals are pretty much no-fuss meals.  Plus, you have minimal clean up at the end of prepping the food – no pots, pans or skillets needed!  Lastly, these are easily customizable for the individual or a family.  Prep the main ingredients, then customize each foil meal according to food preferences, then  toss it on the grill or in the oven.

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Spiced Chicken, Squash & Chickpea Mix

Ingredients

Ingredients for 3 servings:

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  • 1 1/2lb chicken thighs, fat trimmed off
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese 5-spice blend
  • pinch of cracked pepper
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced into thin discs
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced into discs
  • 3 cups chickpeas, drained and patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • Garnish
    • fresh mint
    • red pepper
Steps
  1. Fire up the grill (mine was set to around 330F) or set the oven to 400F.
  2. Trim visible fat from chicken thighs, then rub wuth Chinese 5-spice blend. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients of veggies, chickpeas and seasonings.
  4. Grab two large sheets of foil, about 10-inch by 10-inch.  Add a serving of the veggies, then place a serving of chicken thighs on top.  Fold it up to make it airtight. Repeat for 3 servings.
  5. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes on the grill (or oven), and flip midway through so that the top of the chicken sears against the hot foil.
  6. Garnish and enjoy!

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Calories
463
Protein
41g
Fat
17g
Carbs
38g
Sodium
Fiber
9g
Sugar
7g
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Herb Edamame, Squash and Potato Medley

Ingredients

Ingredients for 3 servings:

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  • 2 cups frozen shelled edamame
  • 1lb fingerling purple potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 3/4lb butternut squash, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • fresh thyme
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze (optional)
Steps
  1. Fire up the grill (mine was set to around 330F) or set the oven to 400F.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix together.
  3. Grab two large sheets of foil, about 10-inch by 10-inch.  Add a serving of the herb veggies and fold it up to make it airtight. Repeat for 3 servings.
  4. Place on the grill to cook for 40 to 45 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
  5. Garnish and enjoy!
Calories
369
Protein
29g
Fat
15g
Carbs
53g
Sodium
Fiber
14g
Sugar
22g
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Low-Carb Shrimp Pasta with Marinara

Ingredients

Ingredients for 2 servings:

foil meals chicken shrimp vegan

  • 1 1/4lb raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 21oz spaghetti Shirataki
    • Substitute: cooked whole wheat pasta
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 12 (thick) asparagus spears, chopped
  • Garnish
    • black pepper
    • fresh parsley or basil, chopped
    • sea salt & pepper to taste

 

Steps
  1. Fire up the grill (mine was set to around 330F) or set the oven to 400F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together noodles, marinara and pasta sauce.
  3. Grab two large sheets of foil, about 10-inch by 10-inch.  Add a serving of the mixed pasta, then add a serving of shrimp to the top.  Mix the shrimp in with the pasta, then fold it up to make it airtight.  Repeat for 2 servings.
  4. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes on the grill (or oven), and flip midway through so that the top of the chicken sears against the hot foil.
  5. Once it’s finished cooking, open up the foil and gently pull the pasta apart in case it cooked together.
  6. Garnish and enjoy!
Calories
405
Protein
44g
Fat
11g
Carbs
26g
Sodium
Fiber
11g
Sugar
8g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.