In today’s busy world, you rarely have time to cook a full-course meal at home. But you don’t want to take the easy way out — and the unhealthy way — by getting fast food for lunch or dinner. That’s where quick, easy, and healthy meals come in. By having a few meals that are simple and easy to prepare in your bag of tricks, you can feed you and your family something that you can feel good about.
Let’s take a look at a few quick and easy meal options that provide some health benefits, too.
The great thing about soups is that they’re incredibly versatile. You can make any soup that you and your family enjoy. Vegetable soup, taco soup, bean soup, noodle soup… the list goes on and on. And it’s effortless to add in plenty of healthy veggies, as well as things like quinoa and lentils for added protein.
Consider some simple pasta dishes for a reasonably healthy meal that couldn’t be quicker and easier to pull together. Pairing pasta with a simple tomato sauce or even an avocado cream sauce for added health benefits makes for a quick weeknight meal that the whole family will love. You can also swap out typical pasta for whole-wheat pasta or even zucchini noodles to make the dish even healthier.
Tuna or Chicken Salad Sandwiches
You can make tuna or chicken salad even healthier by swapping out the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt. It’s a much more healthy option, and it tastes great. Most of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen — you’ll need some dried cranberries or halved grapes to take the recipe up a notch. Check it out here.
If you and your family are fish fans, salmon is one of the best — and healthiest — options you can go with. It’s incredibly heart-healthy and tastes great when paired with any number of other ingredients. Salmon baked with honey and fresh herbs, for instance, is incredibly easy tasty and couldn’t be easier to make — just sit the ingredients together in foil and bake.
Black Bean Tacos
Taco Tuesdays are fun for the whole family, and it doesn’t have to be an unhealthy dinner. Fresh taco shells loaded up with black beans and fresh veggies make for a tasty meal, and it only takes minutes to prepare the toppings.
Making meals at home doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be quick and easy and healthy to boot! Get started today and see what you can come up with.