Quick & Healthy Meals

CheeseWhat do I do when I don’t have time to cook and I still want to eat healthy? Well, I don’t want to go through the drive-thru, so I keep ingredients on hand for a few easy meals each week. 

Here are some of my “go to” meals when I don’t have much time. I hope to add to them over the next few months, so pin this page.

Baked Potato Meal

  • Baked Potato prepared in the microwave (small)
    • Approximately 120 calories
  • Lowfat Cottage Cheese (1/2 cup)
    • 45 calories per 1/2 cup
  • Protein (2 oz)
    • Cooked Chicken Breast or
    • Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles
      • 35 calories for 1/4 cup
  • Salsa (4 tbs)
    • I love Jack’s Special Garden Fresh Salsa
    • 20 calories for 4 tbs
  • Roasted Vegetable
    • Sometimes I add a roasted vegetable to this meal
    • Calories vary based on amount of Parmesan cheese and veggie used

Turkey Burgers & Small Side Salad

  • Trader Joes Frozen Turkey Burger
    • 180 calories
    • You can cook these from frozen if you didn’t thaw them out.
  • Light Thomas English Muffin for the bun
    • 100 calories
  • Toppings
    • We use low calorie toppings like banana peppers, ketchup, mustard
    • Occassionally we splurge with a piece of light cheese for around 50 calories
  • Side Salad
    • Lettuce (1 cups) with lowfat cheese (1 tbs), slivered almonds (1/2 tbs), light dressing (1 tbs)
    • I try for around 100-150 calories total

Healthy Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

  • Sara Lee 45 Calorie Bread (2 slices)
  • Smart Balance Light Butter Spread (1 tbs)
  • Sargento Reduced Fat Colby Jack Cheese or Lite Jarlsberg Cheese (1.5 slices)
    • About 215 calories per grilled cheese sandwich
  • Pacific Foods Organic Tomato Soup (1 cup)
    • We love to dip our grilled cheese in our soup.
    • 100 calories per cup
  • Applesauce (sometimes we add this as a side)
    • 50 calories per 1/2 cup

Egg White Omelette & Toast

  • Egg whites (3-4 egg whites)
  • Red Pepper chopped small (1/2 whole pepper)
  • Sargento Reduced Fat Colby Jack Cheese or Lite Jarlsberg Cheese (1.5 slices)
  • Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles (2 oz) or Turkey lunch meat (2 slices)
    • Total omelette will be under 200 calories
  • Sara Lee 45 calorie bread, toasted (2 slices)
  • Smart Balance Light Butter Spread (1 tbs)
  • Reduced-sugar jelly (2 tbs)
    • Total toast with butter & jelly is around 200 calories
    • You could omit the butter spread

Check back for more ideas!

What are some of your quick & healthy meal ideas?

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