Are you too busy attending to your toddler and your professional life at the same time? Well, mommies like you understand the tiffs in preparing meals for yourself, especially if you live in a nuclear family.
Now that you’re tired of skipping meals or ordering online, your friend suggests you prepare some meals ahead of time.
Does the idea impress you? It is sure to especially when they’re healthy and easy to prepare at the same time. All you’ve to do is prepare these for a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner – all thanks to their reputation of being quick and easy solutions. With fresh veggies, whole grains, lean proteins, they’re a part of your balanced diet and a busy schedule at the same time.
Just read on to determine which ones are on your menu this week:
Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew:
The slow cooker vegetable stew has creamy butternut squash and some beans that’ll provide protein. All you’ve to do is cook up the big batch on a Sunday evening and relish the warming dish for lunch and dinner all week.
Gluten-free Turkey Meatballs:
Meatballs are made up of breadcrumbs. But, it is vital to know that baked turkey meatballs have gluten-free quinoa as a key ingredient. You can also add honey oil for an added flavour and inebriated experience. Some other elements like Parmesan cheese, garlic, and basil, the turkey meatballs freeze exceptionally well for later.
Carrot Ginger Soup with Added Almonds:
Almonds are a secret kitchen ingredient that adds a slight nuttiness to the blended carrot ginger soup.
All you’ve to do is reheat the delicious carrot ginger soup to take advantage of the spices and good health. You can also make the recipe vegan by using non-dairy margarine.
Greek-Style Barley Salad:
Barley- a chewy, nutty, and heart-healthy grain has a reputation for turning any salad into a healthy meal. Using tomatoes, red onions, bell peppers, herbs, and feta- you can assemble the greek-style salad for a few days well ahead of time.
To keep the textures fresh, consider tossing the dressing just before serving.
Quinoa Burrito Bowl and a Crock Pot Chicken:
Diced tomatoes, beans, chicken thighs, and quinoa make a super-healthy high protein meal. Never forget to top the meal with melty cheese.
Make sure that the burrito bowl reheats in a slow cooker well. Consider leaving off the cheese or even replace the same with a dairy-free alternative, if that’s what you prefer eating.
Bowl Buddha with Lime Wedges and Veggies:
A colourful buddha bowl filled with different flavours and textures is a perfect way to delight in a healthy lunch. Cook tofu and quinoa well ahead of time. Also, prepare veggies and make the dressing to enjoy a healthy snack.
When mealtime approaches, consider tossing all these together and enjoy a healthy meal.
Pumpkin Vegan Muffins:
Whole vegan and wheat muffins are a great way of starting your day, especially if you’re fond of muffins (the unhealthy ones, of course). So, give it a healthier dose by preparing it in a more straightforward way using a pumpkin.
After preparation, ensure keeping these in an airtight container for a few days. Or, you can also freeze these for more extended storage. Just let them defrost for a while and enjoy.
The Verdict- Savor the Great Taste with a Dose of Health
Cannellini White Bean Soup, Turkey Salad Sandwich, Indian Vegetable Curry, Chicken Stew with veggies are some other recipes you can make ahead. And, the best part is the ingredients in these recipes are healthy and make the best combination for a meal that you can cook now and eat at a later time.
In the end, it’s all about simple living and healthy eating.
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