We all want the time to prepare a healthy gourmet meal each day, but the reality is that busy schedules most often prevent that from happening. Even if your schedule is full, it doesn’t mean you can’t prepare a healthy meal quickly. Below are three meals that you can make in minutes for your family.
One of the quickest breakfasts you can make is a jar of overnight oatmeal. Prepared the night before, this breakfast is perfect to grab and go during those hectic mornings when you’ve hit snooze one too many times. To make overnight oats, simply pour one serving of old fashioned rolled oats into a mason jar, then add an equal amount of your choice of milk, yogurt, or any other dairy substitutes. Top the jar off with frozen fruit and let it sit overnight (8 hours is recommended) for an easy breakfast the next morning.
Another easy make-ahead meal is chicken salad. Make a big batch on Sunday and use it for lunch throughout the week. Many people use canned chicken, while others prefer rotisserie chicken. If you use a rotisserie chicken, simply make sure it is diced. Chicken salad can be made with whatever add-ins you like, but popular additions include diced apples, raisins, walnuts, celery, onions and even avocado. Eat with crackers, on a sandwich or by itself for a protein-filled lunch.
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
This dinner option is great for families as it allows everyone to top their potatoes with whatever they want, making it completely customizable. Because most ovens can be set to turn on at a certain time, you can let your sweet potato cook while you’re on your way home. By doing this, you can simply pull the potatoes from the oven when you’re ready to eat, then top it off with anything you’d like. One of our favorite recipes includes scrambled eggs, cilantro, avocado, salsa and Greek yogurt.
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Disclaimer: Patients’ health and food allergies can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you.