There are times when you are too busy and won’t have time to prepare your meals every day. This can become your excuse not to eat healthy foods. So, the best solution for this is to make your meals ahead.
By having ready-made meals, you will get the healthy choices you need without taking too much time to prepare them. Below are just some of these food you can make ahead of time and just grab as you go through your coming days:
Fruit and Bread Kebabs
This recipe includes date bread, but any bread you have at home can be used. Bake the bread the night before and add the fruit in the morning.
Yes, these frittatas contain eggs and cheese. They have it in minimal amount, so they are still healthy. Paired with fruit, they are the perfect meal.
You can put a few of these in a lunch box and head off to school or work.
Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwiches
Combining chickpeas, avocado and seasonings and throwing it on top of your salad or pairing it with bread helps you create an easy, healthy meal for yourself.
Prepare this oatmeal the night before. It can be baked the night before or in the morning. You can make a lot and eat it throughout the week.
You can also add your favorite toppings like chocolate and fruit.
Raw Carrot Pasta with Ginger Lime Peanut Sauce
This raw alternative to pasta combines a nutty flavor with citrus. This is an easy meal to recreate for a light lunch.
For a quick breakfast all you have to do is soak oatmeal with the type of milk you want in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you just need to add your toppings like fruit, nuts, and nut butters. You can create many different variations of this overnight oatmeal.
Farro Greek Salad
This whole grain salad can be eaten for days. Just make a big batch of farro and add classic Greek flavors like dill, olives, and feta cheese.
Make sandwiches with whole wheat English muffin and layer eggs, cheese and veggies. Cover them in plastic wrap and freeze them. Reheat when you want to eat them.
Quinoa with Sweet Potato Cakes
These are crunchy, savory patties that are loaded quinoa and sweet potatoes. They are easy to reheat. You can eat them alone or as a side dish to salad or chicken.
Salad is not boring. It doesn’t have to always be lettuce and tomatoes. Buy your favorite veggies, cut them up, and place them in containers and you can have salads all week long.
Chia Seed Breakfast
Like the overnight oats, you only need a few ingredients for these breakfast bowls. Throw the banana, milk, and chia seeds in a bowl and leave them to soak overnight. You will have a delicious breakfast the following day.
Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Almonds and Apples
Chicken is given a healthy makeover with the addition of Greek yogurt, apples, and almonds. You can just buy cooked chicken from the store and you can already make chicken salad and chicken sandwiches.
Coconut Almond Energy Bars
Don’t eat those store bought granola bars. They’re full of sugar. Try making these bars that are packed with protein, carbs, seeds, and fiber. They will keep you full for hours.
In small amounts, cheese can be healthy. You can make these mozzarella meatballs over the weekend and use them in your meals throughout the week.
Banana and Oat Pancakes
When you make these fluffy, whole grain pancakes, make a big batch. You can freeze them and reheat them when you need a breakfast meal.
A Bistro Box
A bistro box is easy to make yourself. Toast an English muffin, add crackers, fruit, veggies, and boiled eggs. It’s a balanced meal from your own kitchen.
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
The slow cooker is the best modern convenience we have now. Just throw all the ingredients in a pot and hours later, you already have a delicious meal ready to eat.
Make yourself some hearty, vegetarian freezer breakfast burritos with sweet potato hash, black beans, and scrambled eggs. They can be frozen and reheated for those mornings when you are too busy to cook.
Slow Cooker Chickpea Coconut Curry
This chickpea and coconut curry is great for nice cozy days indoors. It can be eaten any time of the week.
Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
Eat a few of these cookies for breakfast without guilt. They are full of oatmeal and whole grains with pumpkin seeds and cranberries.
Last tip: Make a big batch of grains like rice, farro, or quinoa at the beginning of the week and just keep it in the fridge. You can place them in small containers and just take them out when needed. This way, you can create great customized meals for yourself even if you are always on the go.