Smart, healthy people aim to get most of their nutrients from food. And in order to do that, meal planning becomes an essential part of their daily lifestyle.
It’s not just about getting your fruits and veggies: people who miss out on certain nutrients may not be getting enough dairy, meat and whole grains in their diet.
So to make meal prep easier, what are some of the most nutritiously well-rounded meals you can add to your daily menu?
A brown rice or healthy noodle stir-fry with chicken, beef, or seafood AND variety of vegetables can help to ensure you’re getting a variety of nutrients.
Recipe suggestion: Try a soba noodle stir fry with chicken, bok choy, scallions and peppers
Pasta & Pizza
When you choose whole grain pasta/crust and load your pizza up with vegetables and some kind of protein, you have a dish that covers all your nutritional bases.
Recipe suggestion: whole-wheat crust pizza with fresh mozzarella, fresh tomato sauce, shredded kale, caramelized onions and ground turkey sausage.
Quiche & Frittata
Protein? Check. Dairy? Check. Vegetables? Check. Whole grains? Check.
The quiche/frittata has the food pyramid covered. Make yours with a whole grain crust and load it up with vegetables and your favorite kind of cheese for a meal that will come to the rescue no matter WHAT time of day. Try making yours with egg whites if you’re avoiding the yolks. Swap in whole milk or if you don’t want to use heavy cream.
Recipe suggestion: whole-wheat crust quiche with asparagus, spinach and fontina cheese.
Take notice that all of these meals are some of the most flexible, easy to make meals out there! Customize them to your liking and add them to your meal prep plan today.