Quick and Easy Meal Recommendations for the Busy You
Cooking for your tribe is the best thing you can do. You won’t only save money, but you’ll have the certainty that your loved ones (and yourself) are eating healthy, balanced meals.
No more delivery, takeout, or eating out. We’ve prepared five quick and easy meal recommendations to get you started. You’ll see that you don’t have to spend the whole evening cooking or have to be a trained chef to cook nutritious and tasty meals.
If you’re ready, let’s get started.
1. Stir-fries, Flavors of the Orient
Here’s a secret, the fewer pots and pans you need to cook, the easier your life will be. Stir-fries are hearty, satisfying dishes that are not only colorful but tasty.
Traditionally cooked in a wok, you can use a regular large pan to create amazing stir-fries. You need a protein, so think of diced chicken breasts, beef, shrimp, or even scrambled eggs, they’ll form the base for your stir-fry.
Then add your veggies. You can use frozen, assorted vegetables, so there’s no need for chopping.
You want high heat and oil, then add all your ingredients, proteins first, then the greens. Stir everything until cooked. Add noodles (cook them in a separate pot) and season with soy sauce or teriyaki sauce. Trust us, it’s easier than it sounds.
2. Pasta, an Italian Classic
Italian food is entwined with our culture, and pasta is a great dish to enjoy at least once a week. Start with cooking the pasta in boiling water. On a different pan, add minced garlic and onion, then minced meat, veggies, and your favorite ready-made tomato sauce. Stir often and incorporate with the pasta once it’s fully cooked.
Pro Tip: Top your pasta with a drizzle of olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil for a restaurant-quality meal.
3. Tacos, Not Only on Tuesdays
Tacos are a window for innovation, they’re open to interpretations, and almost everything can become a lovely taco filling. Get yourself corn or wheat flour tortillas, and the rest is up to you.
Seasoned minced beef, chicken stew, sautéed carrots, beans, and rice, steak or pulled pork, anything goes, and you’ll be serving an authentic Mexican dinner with little effort.
Tacos are not only tasty, but they’re also fun to eat! Don’t forget to serve them with lime slices and spicy salsa.
4. Mini Pizzas, Let the Kids Help Out!
Mini pizzas are easy to make, good looking and crowd-pleasers. Get yourself a pack of regular flatbread, a can of pizza sauce (or any tomato sauce) mozzarella cheese and your favorite toppings from pepperoni and mushrooms to bell peppers, the sky’s the limit!
This one can be a family project, and everyone can make their pizza. In less than thirty minutes, your tiny pizzas will be in the oven, and in 5 minutes they’ll be ready to go.
5. Chicken Noodle Soup, like Grandma’s
One-pot hearty soups are underestimated, but they’re easy to cook, quick, and very nutritious. Start by boiling a large pot of water, add different chicken pieces, your favorite vegetables and a crazy mixture of herbs and spices. Once the broth is steaming, and the chicken is cooked through add in some pasta and cook it like you’d typically do.
Chicken noodle soup has all the nutrients your family needs, and it just tastes like home. You only need one pot, a little supervision and lots of love.
Now You’ve Got Everything You Need:
The ideas above are fail-proof ways to cook tasty and healthy meals at home but use them as inspiration and try coming up with your own ideas.
Create a repertoire of special meals taking into consideration what your family likes and cook every day of the week, quick and easy.