Easy and Quick Recipes and just in time for Dinner? Sometimes I think it is next to impossible to have a dinner on the table on time. This might be the perfect time to stop, reflect, and come up with a better plan of cooking healthier meals for the family. With a bit of preparation and planning, you can create meals that are not only delicious and healthy but that your family will love as well. Whether you are a great chef in the kitchen, or you are a novice just beginning, these ideas will help bring healthier alternatives to your family’s diet.
While most likely a staple in your family home is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, an excellent alternative to this is a Veggie sandwich. You can use Swiss chard leaves or spinach leaves instead of refined carbs to hold your sandwich together. This cuts out so many unneeded calories and tastes great too. Take some turkey, tomato, sliced carrots and cucumbers and wrapped it all in a Swiss chard leaves. It is delicious!
Foiled Baked Salmon
Salmon is such a great piece of fish to eat because of all of its benefits. It has a healthy source of vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium. Salmon helps build children’s brains by its high levels of DHA, which is the mostly structural fatty acid in the central nervous system and retina. It can help prevent ADHD in children and can even help boost academic performance. An easy way to cook it is by using tin foil and placing your salmon on a row of asparagus. Add some oregano, salt and pepper for seasoning along with onion and lemon slices on top. Fold the foil together, so it is completely sealed and put it in a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes.
Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas
Want something healthier for Mexican night at home? Try these fantastic quesadilla alternatives. Sweet Potatoes are an excellent source of healthy carbohydrates and spinach is also a great source of iron. This meal is less than 500 calories. All you need is tortilla, spinach, red onion, salt, part-skim mozzarella and any additional ingredients that you love. You can make this healthy quesadilla. Here is an great recipe you can try: Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps. These taco wraps are not only pretty easy to prepare, but you, and your family will be amazed at how delicious they are. Instead of using beef, an excellent alternative is ground turkey. It tastes just as good, and your kids will not even be able to tell the difference. You can add regular toppings such as cheese, avocado, salsa and beans. Instead of using a tortilla, a healthier alternative is lettuce wraps. Wrap it up just like a taco. To see more, check out the recipe here.
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