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Easy Meals at Home

February 5th, 2015 / admin / 0 comments

Would it surprise you to learn that having more meals at home doesn’t require a bunch of cookbooks and culinary expertise? Serving your family homemade meals can be as easy as 1-2-3! You really just need three main components to make a quick meal that satisfies and is healthy.

Protein- Whether you like tofu, chicken, beef or fish you should consider local and free range / wild caught. Remember, not every meal must have meat! If you prefer meals that are meat free there are lots of vegetable, bean, grain options that can pack a mean protein punch!

Veggies- Steam, bake, or sauté – even eat them raw anytime (veggies are not just for salad). Studies have shown that meals taste better when they are also appealing to the eye so get a bunch of beautiful lush greens, tomatoes, carrots or whatever you like and put a rainbow on your plate!

Grain - Quinoa, brown rice, whole grain toast to name a few options – the possibilities of what you can serve with your protein and veggies are endless, and it is so easy to cook a huge pot at one time and break out into daily servings.

Once you have the components in your mind you can mix it up and use different spices to make any dish go from bland to delicious!

Here are three meal options that are a breeze to make even if you only have 30 minutes:

  • Make a yummy blend of fresh rosemary, oregano, and sea salt. Sprinkle on veggies or meat before grilling or baking in the oven (you can use water rather than olive oil too!) Once it’s all cooked, serve it over a bed of fresh lettuce or chard…add cherry tomatoes or purple cabbage for color! Use olive oil and balsamic vinegar as your dressing. Consider using hummus as a dressing as well. Yum!
  • Grab your cracked pepper and sea salt – season up some flank steak. Then, sauté it with onions, green peppers, garlic, and maybe some kale too! Serve in a whole grain pita for a quick and easy handheld meal.
  • Get fishy with it! Simply salt and pepper, and use lemon slices on your fish of choice. While it bakes in the oven, pull out your cooked brown rice and a touch of water and put your chopped veggies on top (steam for 10 minutes). Boom! Dinner is ready!

Now, I want to hear from you!

What are your favorite quick and healthy meals? Leave me a comment below and tell me about it! What do you love to cook, eat and ENJOY?

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