In today’s busy world, making time to prepare some healthy meals for you and your loved ones can feel like mission impossible. You have a million things on your to-do list and chopping vegetables, grilled meats and preparing brown rice isn’t always going to happen.
When this is the case at hand, what are you to do? How can you stick with your healthy diet plan without having to spend hours in the kitchen each day?
1. Enhance your Frozen Dinner
The very first thing that you can do to help get through the evening meal with your diet intact is to use the frozen dinner that you might have relied upon in the past, but transform it so it’s a much healthier version.
To do this, simply prepare the frozen dinner but add in some extra chopped vegetables mid-way through the cooking process. This will enhance the fibre content, add more bulk to the meal for very few calories and help ensure you actually feel satisfied after eating it.
2. Turn Canned Soup into a Healthy Meal
The second fast fix option to consider is to turn your soup into a healthy meal. Do this the same way that you did the frozen dinner, by adding in some frozen veggies half way through cooking. This is incredibly easy to do and won’t add any extra cooking time to your meal. To further enhance the nutritional quality, also consider adding a handful of frozen prawns as well. These will up the protein content, which is usually relatively devoid in any soup to make sure that you have all your nutritional bases covered.
3. Go for Breakfast at Dinner
The third option that you can turn to when you’re pressed for time for dinner is to resort to a breakfast meal. Breakfast foods are often faster to cook but can still offer the quality nutrition you need.
For example, a bowl of oatmeal mixed with a scoop of protein powder and a tablespoon of natural peanut butter will contain a healthy mix of nutrients to power you through the evening. Or, scramble up some eggs and add in some diced veggies, preparing it in olive oil for a healthy meal. You don’t always have to eat ‘dinner’ foods at dinner, just like you don’t always have to eat ‘breakfast’ foods at breakfast.
Get away from this thinking pattern and you just might find it easier to stick to your diet plan.
So there you have the main things that you need to consider as you rush through the evening trying to figure out what you can cook that won’t take up a lot of time but will deliver you the sound nutrition that you’re looking for.