In this day and age of always being on the go, it can be easy to run to your favorite fast food restaurant and pick up something quick, even though you know it isn’t the best for you. However, cooking for yourself doesn’t have to be a long, tedious process. In fact, here are some foods you can easily make at home that are rather healthy for you too:
- Soup. Nothing fills you up (especially on a cold winter day) like a piping hot cup or bowl of soup. Broth-based soups are better for you than cream options, and adding more veggies to them is a great way to bulk them up without getting a ton of extra calories.
- Stew. Stews are kind of like soups, just a little bit thicker and, generally speaking, more filling. One way to thicken yours without using flour is to mash up some beans and throw them in instead. You can also add some white or sweet potatoes if you’d like.
- Smoothies. You can’t get any more grab-and-go than mixing up a fruit and vegetable filled smoothie, putting it in a glass, and getting on with your day. Add a little bit of protein (like peanut butter or protein powder) and/or fat (such as coconut oil) to it for more nutrients and longer lasting hunger control.
- Sushi. Admittedly, it may take a little practice to get to the point where you can make sushi quickly, but it is entirely possible to get a good roll made in decent time once you know what you are doing. Here is a video that can show you how to create a great tasting sushi roll in just a few minutes.
What are some of your favorite quick, yet healthy foods that you make at home?