Quick healthy meals – we are all looking for those. Delicious and nutritious meals that you can prepare in minutes after a long day. But eating right can be a challenge in today’s fast-paced world.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you know that obesity is one of the most talked about health issues today. About one-third of Americans are obese. One in five children struggle with obesity. There are many reasons, but one of the key factors is poor diet. Fast food meals and products ladened with high fructose corn syrup are the top culprits.
With a Bit of Creativity – Quick Healthy Meals
* Fresh fruits and veggies are an essential part of a healthy diet and they are easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Make a fresh smoothie for breakfast instead of a sweet roll. Or try one for an evening snack instead of ice cream, cookies or chips.
* Soup made with fresh ingredients can make a light but satisfying entrée. You can put all your ingredients in a slowcooker before leaving for work. When you get home after a long day, you’ll be greeted by a wonderful aroma of goodness!
* Freeze that leftover soup in portion size containers. Then all you need do is reheat it for lunch or a very quick dinner. Add a sandwich and you have a hearty meal. (You can also freeze other meals such as lasagna or chili!)
* The USDA food pyramid recommends 5 to 8 ounces of grains per day, with an emphasis on whole grains. Cook up some barley or quinoa to add to a green salad. You’ll get your whole grains in and it adds a wonderful texture to your salad.
* With childhood obesity a growing concern, parents can prepare baby food at home using fresh, flavorful and healthy ingredients. When you make it yourself, you know exactly what is in it.
* Salsa or homemade hummus with fresh veggies, like carrots or peppers, make for tasty snacks to celebrate any occasion or watch the game.
Make a quick Buddha Bowl with greens, veggies, beans and a whole grain. You can use salsa or hummus as a sauce. And even add nuts or seeds for a topping!
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Enjoy and Be Healthy!