My 5 Must-Have Foods for Quick, Healthy Meals

Baby Spinach: I LOVE spinach and its versatility. It has such a light flavor that it can go in many meals.

  • Smoothies: easy way to sneak your veggies in. And you don’t taste it
  • Sautéed: have it as a side dish just sautéed with a little olive oil, salt, & pepper.
  • Salad: use it for a salad with walnuts, cranberries, and a balsamic vinaigrette.

Beans: Beans are so fibrous and filling and make any meal hearty. You want to cook these ahead of time.

  • Soups: add broth, veggies, beans, and herbs and you have a warm meal for a hot day.
  • Main Protein: add rice and a green salad or veggie and you have a complete meal!
  • Burritos: Grab a tortilla, add rice, beans, salsa, and lettuce, and voila!, a 10 minute lunch.

Rice: Rice can add a heartiness to any meal and it is so versatile. And you can cook ahead of time.

  • Stir-Fry: add teriyaki sauce, veggies, and your choice of protein.
  • Burritos
  • Side Dish to any meal.

Mushrooms: Mushrooms are great to have on hand.

  • Sandwich: use sautéed mushrooms like a “meat” and add it to a bun/roll, add sweet potato fries, and a salad.
  • Salad: buy the sliced mushrooms to throw in a salad
  • Pasta dishes: throw in spaghetti or any other pasta meal.

Salad Greens: I know I don’t like to spend a lot of time chopping veggies. Having salad greens on hand save you so much time.

  • Salad: of course you can get as creative as your heart desires with salads.
  • Wraps: wraps are great because you can get rid of all your leftovers or use any kinds of ingredients.
  • Sandwiches: throw salad greens on a sandwich instead of plain iceburg lettuce to get more vitamins and nutrients.

Published by Coach LQ

I am a mom, wife, and personal trainer. And becoming a mom has fortified my passion for health and wellness. I want to be the healthiest I can be for my family, and I want to help others be the same.

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