It’s true, sometimes when we come home from work, you just don’t want to make anything for supper. Does this happen to you? A lot of people fall tend to think that a healthy meal will need to take at least 30 minutes to cook! When in fact, it can take as little as 10-15 minutes. Even less if you’ve already bought pre-cut and pre-washed vegetables!
The idea ...behind a healthy and nutritionally balanced meal is that you are wanting to aim for about 1 food from each food group; but if you can only (or only want) to do 3 out of the 4, then that’s ok too.
Why you may ask? It’s because there isn’t one food that can give you all the nutrients you need for a healthy body. Ensuring that variety is there helps you get most, if not all, the nutrients you need. Plus, it will help with satiety at the end of your meal too :) An example of this would be the classic, meat (protein), vegetables and potato/rice/grains/ You might finish off your meal with a yogurt as dessert or sprinkle some parmesan on the vegetables or potato. Or you might just decide not to add anything extra. Another idea I give clients, especially if they don’t want to cook anything is to have a cold plate. This could be vegetables, hummus with some cheese/2 eggs and crackers. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but something simple will do in a pinch!
Here’s one of my favourite quick go-to. options. To make it simple and fast, I use a pre-flavoured can of tuna (Skipjack so lower in mercury). Stir fry some vegetables (whatever you have on hand), have some noodles (mine are GF but you could use regular or even a veggie noodle), once everything is cooked, combine altogether with the tuna. Top off maybe with another drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper and enjoy!
What’s your favourite quick supper go-to?
I work as a Dietitian and definitely walk the talk. I love to cook and help people get back to being healthy again.