Grab & Go Food Prep Part 2: Easy Meals That Will Make You Happy
One of the biggest concerns people have with eating healthy is the lack of time to do so. We hear this over and over, “I don’t have time to eat healthy” or “I wish I had more time to make healthy meals for my family.” We understand the craziness of life, but healthy eating should always remain a top priority if at all possible. What we put into our bodies is so extremely important to our overall health, it should never take a backseat. Wouldn’t it be great if you could find easy meals that were ALSO healthy?
5 Quick and Easy Meals to Power You Through the Week
Luckily for you, we have put together a list of 5 quick and easy meals that are healthy and will get you through the week and put a smile on your face!
Blueberry & Broccoli Spinach Salad
One of our all-time favorite salads. This salad is power-packed with nutrients and is a super easy meal to make. You’ll get your essential greens and healthy fats through the spinach, broccoli, and avocado while satisfying your sweet tooth with some blueberries and dried cranberries. Top it off with a poppyseed dressing or even a balsamic vinaigrette and you’ll be sure to crave this salad for days to come. The full recipe can be found here. For an extra boost of protein, add some grilled chicken or fish!
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Tacos
These light but tasty chicken tacos are great for lunch or dinners. This is a very easy meal but is packed with flavor. For starters, who doesn’t love buffalo chicken? And once topped with various seasonings (all of which are common and you likely have on hand), jalapenos, tomato, and onion, all wrapped up on a lettuce wrap – this easy and healthy meal cannot be beaten! Full recipe, here.
Cabbage Wonder Soup
Many of you may be thinking that cabbage soup doesn’t sound all that enticing, but we are here to tell you differently. This soup is packed full of different flavors and we just can’t get enough of it! It’s also a super quick and easy meal and full of great ingredients that will make you full without making you feel fat and bloated. The main ingredient is obviously cabbage, but you’ll also be tossing in onions, carrots, tomatoes, peppers and much, much more. The full recipe can be found here. Also, if you must have meat in your dish, add some ground beef, ground turkey, or even chicken into this soup.
Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili
While we are discussing soups, this easy meal is a must-try. Admittedly, we were a bit hesitant to try this one, but are so glad we did. It’s a very unique, quick and easy meal that your family and guests are sure to be impressed with. Plus, it’s a slow cooker recipe, so very minimal effort after you throw everything in the pot, and you can make a huge serving that will feed a lot of people or last you several days. This soup is definitely hearty but has a great kick to it and a unique flavor stemming from the chipotles in adobo. Full recipe, here.
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Another slow cooker recipe for you, because well, slow cookers make for a delicious and easy meal. Chicken fajitas are pretty self-explanatory, but the way these simmer in the slow cooker for hours makes them the most tender and savory fajitas you’ll ever try. Put the chicken and pepper mix over rice for a yummy bowl, or into a corn tortilla for a more traditional fajita. For the healthiest option, spoon the mixture into a lettuce wrap and top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and some salsa or hot sauce. For the full recipe, visit here.
If All Else Fails…
When it’s all said and done, preparation is the key to staying on track with your eating during the week. If you put the time in on Saturday or Sunday to prep quick and easy meals, you’ll be much more likely to stick to healthy eating habits during the week.
And if you have an off day or just don’t want prep one day, you can always stop into Well Pared for a full menu of healthy options – from our buddha bowls to our wraps – we have plenty of amazing options to get you through! We even offer fully prepped healthy and delicious meals so you don’t have to stress about anything! Visit our meal prep page and let us do the hard work for you.