Last week I was hungry, like really hungry, all week long. I worked out A LOT. These challenges at the Zumba studio keep me motivated and push me to do more. After all the working out, I think my meals were not sufficing, which led me to eat more than one portion and even binge on the least healthy items in my house. An entire bag of Pirate’s Booty was no match for me last week. In order to combat the hungries this week, I focused on upping my protein intake and packing lots of healthy snacks for the day. (Carrots and hummus, cottage cheese, fruit)
When I think of protein, I think of red meat. I do not eat a lot of red meat, but I do enjoy it once in a while. Plus, sometimes you just get sick of chicken and some steak is the perfect cure. My Steak and Veggies with Chimichurri is a super easy, sheet pan dinner. Because I meal prep on Sundays, I roasted the veggies on Sunday, and the I cooked the steak and reheated the veggies the night I eat it, reheated steak is just not as good as freshly cooked. So, right before I hop in the shower after Zumba, I put the steak and roasted veggies on a sheet pan and popped it into the oven. In the 10 minutes it took for the steak to cook, the veggies were perfectly heated through.
I am a sauce person, typically I would use some A1 sauce with my steak, but this Chimichurri is way healthier and so delicious. Chimichurri is an Argentinian uncooked sauce that is used as a topping for meats or as a marinade. It is fresh, light, and adds a nice acidity to the steak and the veggies. I spooned it right on top of my entire plate!
Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies with Chimichurri
(Smartpoints really depend on the portion of steak, chimichurri is about 1 smartpoint for 2 tbsp.)
½ Red Onion, minced
½ cup Cilantro, finely chopped
½ cup Parsley, finely chopped
1 clove of Garlic, minced
¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper
Place onion, garlic, oil and vinegar in a bowl. Let this sit for about 10 minutes to soften the garlic and onions. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. The longer this sits the better it gets! If it solidifies slightly after refrigerating, just microwave for about 20 seconds to melt the oil.
Sheet Pan Sirloin Steak Tips
Sirloin Steak Tips
Any veggies you like! I used broccoli, red onions, peppers, and tomatoes, but really anything would work!
Cut into large pieces.
Olive Oil Spray
Salt, pepper, and Garlic Powder.
Line a sheet pan with foil. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Place the veggies on the sheet pan. Spray with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Roast in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes. At this point, I took the veggies out and refrigerated them for the week; or you can scoot the veggies off to the side and place you sirloin tips on the sheet pan.
Season the steak with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Roast for about 10-15 minutes until it reaches your preferred doneness. 10 minutes gave me a perfectly medium-rare steak.