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Does eating healthy when you are crunched for time seem impossible to you? It doesn't have to be.
You can actually whip up some healthy, delicious food that your kids will actually eat really quickly. With a little prep on the weekends, some meals can take no time at all!
Some things that you might want to prep on the weekend are a big batch of brown rice or quinoa and grill up some chicken breasts. You could also make a big batch of grass-fed ground beef using taco seasoning. Another great thing to do is pre-chop all of your fresh vegetables.
Here are some ideas of what you can do with your prepped foods.
Warm up some of your pre-cooked ground beef and make a taco bar. You can have toppings like lettuce, organic salsa, sharp cheddar, and guacamole. If you want to be super healthy, you can use coconut tortillas like the ones found here!
Stuffed Sweet Potato
This is another one that makes use of your ground beef. Just take some sweet potatoes and prick them with a fork 5-6 times and then put them in the microwave for 5-8 minutes. Heat up some of the ground beef while that is going. When the potatoes are done, slice them down the middle and add some butter and Himalayan sea salt. Then top with the meat and your favorite toppings, similar to what you topped your taco with.
This is super easy especially if you have pre-made rice from the weekend or a prior meal. Just chop up some chicken or steak and heat it up in a pan with a little olive oil. While that's going, defrost dome frozen veggies in the microwave. Once the meat is heated through, drain out any excess fat and toss in the veggies. Add some organic teriyaki sauce and let it cook all together for a few more minutes. Serve on top of your rice and you have a quick and healthy meal.
Sheet Pan Chicken
This is a really simple way to make chicken and veggies quickly. Just add rice and you have a meal! First pre-heat your oven to 425. Place your chicken breasts down the center of your sheet pan. On either side place chopped hearty vegetables. Some examples would be broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, sliced carrots or baby carrots, and green beans. Sprinkle everything with salt, pepper, and your favorite sauce. We like organic teriyaki sauce a lot, but you could also use honey mustard, or ranch dressing. Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes. While that's cooking heat up the rice and there you have a full meal!
Grilled Chicken Marinade
If you have some pre-grilled chicken in the fridge, pull it out, top it with your favorite marinade, and heat it up. Then heat up some pre-made rice or microwave some sweet potatoes like we did earlier and just slice and top with butter and salt. Add a quick side salad with your pre-chopped veggies and you have yourself a super quick healthy meal.
The best part of these meals is that not only are they quick, but you can easily make more than enough for one dinner. Make some extra and you can have a healthy lunch the next day too! Bonus!!
Healthy, quick, flavorful food doesn't have to take a ton of time, just a little prep.
What is your favorite go to meal for your family? Let me know in the comments!