Healthy Quick Supper Tips

by Lynn on January 15, 2010

There are many nights I’d like to head for the nearest drive through, because there just doesn’t seem like enough hours in the day to get supper on the table. For those nights I like to use some quick but healthy ideas to help me get the family fed.


Here are a couple of my favorite tricks:

  • On days when I do have a little extra time I cook a little extra, then freeze or refrigerate the extras to use another night. One food that’s great for this is chili. The first night we have the soup, and another night we might throw it over some baked corn chips with some lowfat cheese for some instant nachos, or over some whole grain pasta for chili spaghetti. Both take minutes to throw together.
  • Chop your fruits and vegetables ahead of time, so their ready to go when you’re cooking.
  • Add some frozen vegetables to a can of low sodium soup to bulk it up a little and make it heartier.
  • On pizza night (which is usually Fridays here), if I don’t have time to make my own crust I’ll use a premade crust, whole grain if I can find it. Then I’ll throw on my own toppings like fresh mushrooms, peppers, olives, onion, tomato, and basil, with a little mozarella sprinkled over the top. Quick and yum! You can also use whole grain pita pockets and make personal pizzas for everyone, still quick and easy!

I just constantly try to think of shortcuts I can take for busy nights, and still put a healthy meal on the table for my family. If you have some favorite shortcuts please feel free to share.


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