The process of preparing healthy meals often takes more time than our busy lives can afford. With a little creative meal planning and some help from frozen and prepared foods, however, you can prepare healthy and delicious meals that will keep your family or guests begging for more.
Save time cooking with these quick and healthy meals that can be prepared in fifteen minutes or less.
In fifteen minutes or less, you can have a delicious and healthy Mexican meal on the table. Use pre-shredded jack cheese and pre-shredded lettuce to save even more time. For maximum delicious, serve up with sides of spicy salsa, creamy sour cream and fresh guacamole. See the recipe (and other 15min recipes)
Frozen meatballs and frozen cut stir fry vegetables make this delicious comfort food simple to whip up on a cold day. Serve on a bed of white or brown rice to maximize health and enjoyment. See the recipe
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
Very few meals are easier to throw together than good old-fashioned spaghetti with meat sauce. Fry up a small amount of lean ground beef and add a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce, then pour over spaghetti or another favorite pasta. Add a small side salad for a well-rounded meal. That's it - no further recipe required.
For whatever reason, the idea of serving simple fish or chicken with a vegetable and rice or potato seems like a lot of work, but when you have your fresh ingredients at the ready, this delicious and incredibly healthy favorite can be thrown together in just minutes. See the recipe
When you purchase pre-cooked boneless chicken breasts from your grocer’s freezer section, this favorite classic Italian meal can be easily whipped up in less than fifteen minutes! When served at a dinner party, your guests will think you slaved the day away in the kitchen. See the recipe
When you combine chicken stock, garlic and onions with literally any vegetable, meat, poultry or pasta you happen to have laying around, you would be amazed at what a tasty soup you come up with. Thicken with a little flour mixed with water to make a thicker stew, and don’t be afraid to experiment with your favorite herbs and spices. The best thing about this soup is that it’s different every time you make it! See the recipe
Soup and a Sandwich
When it comes to creating quick and healthy meals for you and your family, don’t disregard items that are typically reserved for lunch. A BLT, turkey club or tuna melt make a fast and easy dinner throw-together, and are wonderful when complimented by freshly heated canned soup. That's it - no further recipe required.
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