In our hustle bustle world quick and handy seems to be the how to's. but is the quick and easy meals and snacks contributing to our weight explosion in the US? Yes it takes a little work and planning, but it will be so much better for our bodies than grabbing a quick twinkie..
With almost no notice, you can whip up omelets, frittatas, or a simple quiche. Throw a boiled egg onto a salad, or whisk an egg into your stir-fry for added protein
2. A bag of greens, like spinach or kale
Toss in whatever you have on hand for an easy salad packed with vitamins K and A. Here are some sneaky, easy way to put some green in your meals
3. Canned tomatoes
Work on a simple pasta sauce, impress your brunch guests, or use as the base for a hearty soup or hearty stew
A tortilla turns any random selection of ingredients into a meal. If you won't use a whole package before the expiration date, try freezing them with a piece of parchment paper between each one.
5. A whole grain, like quinoa or brown rice
Use as the base for a healthy stir-fry, delicious curry or custom bowl. You can also freeze fully-cooked batches of quinoa and rice, so a portion is ready for re-heating whenever you need it to be!
hey're packed with super healthy fats Throw some avocado into smoothies, spread it on toast, or add it to pretty much any dish ever, just developing a taste for these green nuggets.
7. Popcorn kernels
Using a popcorn maker or just your stove top and a bit of coconut oil, make the the perfect healthy snack at home. Don't forget to customize it with your favorite toppings!
8. Shallots or onions
They'll make everything taste better. Pickle some onions for an amazing salad topping, roast shallots with root veggies, whip up an easy dressing, or keep some caramelized onions in the freezer to add a flavor burst to any recipe.
9. Black beans
Black beans are an amazing source of protein and fiber, and if you buy them canned or dried, they'll last for ages. Use them in bowls, soups, and more!
10. Fresh fruit
Keeping some apples on hand for your mid-afternoon snacks. Oranges and grapefruits will also last a while in the fridge, and a fruit salad is the perfect breakfast.
11. Greek yogurt
Top it with fruit and nuts for an easy on-the-go breakfast or snack. You can also swap in Greek yogurt for sour cream, milk, or mayonnaise to make your favorite recipes lighter!