TIP: Take a kitchen shortcut with healthier convenience foods.
Foods such as light canned salmon or tuna, pre-cut butternut squash, frozen fruits and vegetables, shredded cheese, eggs, frozen tortellini or pizza crust are both convenient and healthy!
TIP: Take-out meals might seem like a simple solution, but they can be more expensive and less healthy than homemade meals.
Try these tasty meal ideas, ready in 20 minutes or less:
- Quesadillas filled with black beans, diced sweet pepper, salsa and Monterey Jack cheese
- Whole grain pita pizza topped with mushrooms, spinach, leftover grilled chicken and mozzarella
TIP: Double up! Make a double batch of breakfast on the weekend to enjoy during the week.
Try refrigerating extra whole grain pancakes. Reheat in the toaster and top with almond butter and sliced bananas. Enjoy with a glass of milk.
TIP: Simplify weekday cooking. Prepare some ingredients in advance.
On the weekend, peel, wash, and chop vegetables to use during the week. You can also marinate meat and freeze in small portions in the freezer, or cook stews, pasta or rice in large batches so that it’s ready to reheat when you need it.