You just got off work, picked up the kids from school, and the thought crosses your mind: “What should we have for dinner tonight?” Too tired after a hard day of work to prepare a nice healthy meal for the family, you veer off into a McDonald’s drive-thru line, and an hour later, after consuming that greasy Big Mac and order of salty fries, your body reminds you how much it disagrees with your decision to choose fast food. Your stomach starts to ache and you feel an extreme lack of energy, but what can you do? You tell yourself it’s too time-consuming and financially costly to prepare healthy dinners, and honestly, you don’t know of any healthy recipes.
Well, maybe it’s time you looked into buying a new cook book. The common misconception that healthy food is difficult to prepare and expensive is a lazy person’s excuse. It’s easier to hand someone a few dollars and receive a cooked meal within minutes. But, don’t you want to make a dietary change that will have both short and long term benefits? Wouldn’t it be fantastic to not only enjoy the taste of a well-prepared meal but feel mentally and physically healthy afterward?
If you want to start eating healthy but don’t know any recipes for quick, easy-to-cook meals, visit here. There you will find recommendations of cook books that will suit your dietary needs. Here are some suggestions of just a few simple recipes that are cost effective, tasty, and so easy to prepare.
Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
One of the simplest, yet tastiest meals to prepare uses chicken breasts and vegetables. Chop up the carrots, potatoes, onions, celery, or any other vegetable you want to include, and place them in a roasting pan. Then, place the chicken breasts on top of the vegetables and simply roast them. You can obviously tinker with this recipe, seasoning the chicken in a variety of ways. It all comes down to personal preference, but either way you do it, this meal won’t take much energy, time, or money to prepare.
Who doesn’t love pizza? Well, this dish isn’t your traditional pizza, but it is delicious and cost effective, too, not to mention how simple it is to make. All that you need is some pizza dough, red bell peppers, corn, onions, basil, and part-skim mozzarella cheese, and 45 minutes later, you have you and your family a healthy, delectable dinner.
Grilled Steak (or Chicken) Salad
One of the top sellers of late in many restaurants is lunch and dinner portioned salads. But, you don’t have to spend $15 at a local restaurant when you can prepare the same dish at home for so much cheaper, and healthier, too. Use Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, steak or chicken, and use a lemon vinaigrette for dressing with the chicken and for steak, a balsamic vinaigrette is recommended.
These are just a few of so many healthy meals that can be prepared in under an hour while being friendly to your pockets. Above are basic recipes for meals that kids and adults will both enjoy, but if you’re looking for more options, look into getting a healthy recipe book, and start preparing breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that will have you and your family eating delicious meals and improving your health at the same time.