Today we’re talking about a “Full Day of Eating” for busy families and kids going back to school online.
What I love about the meal ideas that I’m about to show you is that they’re perfect for kids and busy parents and all easily customizable depending on what YOU have in your kitchen!
I’m biased. I love oatmeal for breakfast and think I have the best recipe. The perfect filling breakfast for you or the kids and can be made the night before, quickly in the morning, on a Sunday night and prepped for the week, or in a Tupperware to-go!
Lunch has never been easier for me. In this photo I just have mixed greens (already cut and washed from the grocery store), some eggplant and mushrooms I cooked over the stove with soy sauce, a low sugar dressing, and a frozen salmon patty you can find at any grocery store. Easy, fast, full of flavor, and perfect for you OR your kids.
This is your lunchable made healthier! Kids love this because they can pick, use their fingers, and dip! Adults love it because it’s easy! Roll up some high quality turkey slices with spinach, cut up a couple cucumbers and sprinkle them with your favorite seasoning, add a cup of another raw veggie like tomatoes or carrots, put in a serving of whole grain crackers, and throw in hummus or guacamole for dipping! For some people this suffices as lunch, for others it’s a snack! Do what makes you feel good and keep it easy!
What I call “One Pot Meals” are the easiest thing to meal prep for the week. Things like soups, chili, stews, and curry dishes are so comforting and easy to throw together. I “fluff” up traditional recipes with double the veggies, protein, and a high fiber carb like chickpeas, beans, lentils, or a side of rice depending on your health goals.
There you have it! 4 easy meals and snacks to help you and your family take control of your busy days! Life is crazy, make it easier by having a little plan, eating to give you real energy, and having fun while you do it :)
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