Your time is crunched with trying to balance it all with your kids activities, working full- time, and trying to squeeze in your daily excercises in the day. How do you find time to prepare a healthy meal for your family?
Here are some ideas to help you:
1. Roast a chicken for the week.
When your rushed for time or coming from your child's baseball game. Roasted chickens are easy to make and the leftovers can help prepare different meals such as chicken salad sandwiches, add chicken to homemade soups or green salads.
2. Marinade lean meats ahead of time..
Just finished your workout and need to get in protein to help build muscle. Prepare portion lean meats into ziplock bags and use your favourite marinade. Keep them stored in the refrigerator overnight or up to 2 days. Summertime is here, so have them on skewers and BBQ them or add vegetables and have a stir-fry.
3. Keep dried or canned beans on hand in your pantry.
Adding vegetarian meals in the week provides balance and variety into your meal plans for you and your family. Beans are high in fibre and can help lower cholesterol and help contribute to a healthy heart. Beans are a good alternative to meats and easy to prepare. You can make bean burrito's, bean salad or have baked beans with toast for lunch or supper.
"Stay Strong, Live Long!"