Some week nights can be so crazy! You finally get off work after a long day and you have places to go and things to get done that night. It’s so easy to just grab some fast food or heat up a frozen pizza.
The key to eating healthy even on busy nights is to be prepared! It starts by planning ahead when you go to the store and keeping a few things in the house so you are ready for nights like that.
Andrew and I have been on a mission to eat better, so this is so important to me! I’ve complied a quick list of some of the healthy items I keep in the house so that I can always cook something that’s good for us, even on the crazy days!
- Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts: I buy a couple packs of frozen chicken each time I go shopping. When I’m just cooking for Andrew and me, 1 bag lasts us two meals.
- Frozen Tilapia: I also pick up a couple packs of frozen tilapia. You can do whatever type of fish you like.
- Frozen Vegetables: Grab a couple bags of your favorite veggies. My favorites are broccoli and spinach.
- Box/Bag Rice/Rice Pilaf/Quinoa: You can buy a box or bag for around $2 and it cooks up quick!
3 Step Healthy Meal:
Step 1 – Meat: Pick chicken or tilapia. Season according to taste. There are several ways to cook both meats that are quick and easy. My favorites are baking in the oven (350 for 15-20 minutes) and frying in a skillet with olive oil or coconut oil (2 minutes on each side at high, lower medium until done). You could also grill!
Step 2 – Rice/Rice Pilaf/Quinoa: Cook according to the directions on the package.
Step 3 – Vegetables: You can cook your vegetables in the microwave if it’s easier for you. I try to avoid using the microwave when I can, and I have found a super quick and easy way to heat up the veggies without it! Place the veggies in a sauce pan with a couple tablespoons of water. I like to season them with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until done.
And there you have it! Next time you go to the store, make sure you grab these ingredients. When you have a long day and need a meal that doesn’t take a lot of time and effort, you can still eat healthy by following the 3 steps.
What are some of your favorite items to have in the house for a quick and healthy meal?
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What is your favorite thing about blogging? There are two things that top my list – one, blogging is a huge outlet to me. I write about what’s going on with me, with my daughter, with life in general – and if something is frustrating me, I write about that. It’s very cathartic – once it’s written, it just stops weighing on my mind quite so much. And someone else has always gone through that same particular frustration and has great advice and/or words of encouragement. Along those lines is reason two – that blogging has introduced me to so many lovely people that I never would have gotten to know otherwise! The world gets that much smaller when you start talking to bloggers in other geographic locations, and I’m making so many wonderful (albeit virtual!) friends! 🙂
Where do you hope to go on your next vacation? A week ago I would have said either Istanbul, which is top of my list for Europe at the moment, or Berlin, which is somewhere my husband lived when he was younger and we wanted to go back as a family. But as it turns out, we’ll be moving back to the US sooner than we thought (5 weeks…!!!), so that means we’ll be in America the next time we’ll have a chance to take a vacation. So…I’m going to say California! I’ve never been that far west, I have friends in San Fran and LA, and I’d love to do a road trip up the coast between the two, visiting people along the way!
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? My absolute favorite ice cream is chocolate with swirls of smooth peanut butter….yum! No pb cups, no extra bits – just the peanut butter and choco ice cream. Gorgeous! I’ve only ever found it at a local handmade ice cream shop near my hometown in upstate NY so it’s been a while since I’ve indulged. But I am always trying anything similar I find, to compare. Maybe I ought to try my hand at making it myself…! 🙂
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