Having 2 kids, I always feel like September is the start of my New Year. New routines, new classes, and more work keep us all so busy this time of year.
Even if you don’t have kids, summer is closing out and some of our habits start to change.
Here are 4 quick & easy dinner options that are healthy and can keep you and your family on track this Fall.
Almost every grocery store has them. This is great for a Sunday or Monday Night dinner.
You can easily make it a meal with a salad and any starch. It also sets up leftovers for the next couple days or meals. Great for a chicken salad sandwich or making a chicken quesadilla for the next days dinner.
Start out with 3 or 4 cups of salad greens/lettuces.
Add a protein (85g of Cooked Meat, a hardboiled egg, canned tuna or salmon, 30g of shredded cheese.
1 cup of any vegetables or fruit (Anything you have on hand)
Top with 1.5 Tbsp of balsamic vinaigrette or an oil & vinegar dressing
Add 2 extras - 8 almonds, chopped or slivers, Tbsp or other nuts or seeds. Tbsp of dried raisins or cranberries. 3 Tbsp of chickpeas. 1/2 Avocado. 1.5 Tbsp of crumbled feta or goat cheese.
Start out with a ground meat like extra lean ground beef or ground turkey. You can add some breadcrumbs or herbs. I like to keep it simple. Now the key here is to make LOTS of them. About a loonie size in diameter. They freeze really well in Ziploc bags.
I simply pull them out of the freezer when I need them. Pop them in the oven for 20 minutes on 375 and they are great with a salad or pasta. OR pop them in a slow cooker with your favourite pasta sauce.
Omelet or Scrambles
Scramble 2 eggs. Mix in some diced tomatoes, pepper, spinach or chives. Cook in a non-stick pan.
Have it with a side salad and a slice of grainy bread or sourdough.
For kids you can put it in a wrap with some salsa and cheese.
Cut up some fruit on the side.