For most people, it is a priority to feed their families meals that are healthy and packed with all the vital vitamins and nutrients they need to stay healthy. However, with the pressures of our busy lives it can often seem impossible to give your family a healthy nutritious meal night after night. Read our article for a few great ideas so that you can feed your family with minimal effort. These recipes can be whipped up in a hurry, they will not keep you up doing the dishes and they are filling and healthy. You can also visit www.reviewcritic.org/ for more information on how to keep yourself and your family as healthy as possible.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
There is nothing easier and more comforting than serving up a large bowl of mac and cheese to your family in the evenings. However, mac and cheese is hardly healthy. Instead of making your usual mac and cheese with a fatty white sauce you can use a cauliflower puree to up the vegetable content of your favorite meal.
Cheesy Chicken Skillet
This delicious recipe is a great option for those of you looking for a protein packed dinner. Brown your chicken in a large skillet, add in your corn, beans and brown rice and simmer in chicken stock until it is well cooked. Finish your dish off with shredded cheese, some cilantro and a few slices of avocado.
Mediterranean Chicken with Quinoa
If you are a fan of chicken and rice this dish will soon make its place in your weekly recipe rotation. Grab a few pieces of bone and skinless chicken and cube it. Add in some of your favorite Mediterranean herbs like oregano and rosemary to a simmering sauce of chopped tomatoes. Stir in your cooked quinoa and you will have a complete meal that is ready in mere minutes.
Spinach, Sweet Potato and Lentil Dhal
Not only is this recipe packed with three of the five veggies you should be eating a day, but it is vegan as well. Fry up your veggies in a little olive oil with cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, and chili flakes. Add in your lentils and two or three cups of vegetable broth then let your dhal simmer until the vegetables and lentils are cooked through and the broth has thickened slightly. Serve this dhal with some brown rice to make a complete protein from this dish.
Korean Rice Pot
Are you stumped when it comes to what you should do with your leftover rice? This Korean rice pot is the perfect solution. Heat up your leftover rice with some sliced vegetables and shredded turkey or chicken. Drizzle some soy sauce and sesame oil over the rice and top your plate with a perfectly crispy fried egg.
Creamy Tomato, Zucchini and Shrimp Linguine
One pot pasta is the perfect meal for those Wednesday nights when you cannot bear the thought of cooking. Sweat your vegetables in some olive oil, add in your pasta and cover with boiling water. Once your pasta is almost cooked to al dente you can add the shrimp. Shrimp is a great source of iodine. A mineral that most people are not getting enough of through their diets. Top off your delicious bowl of pasta with a spoonful of Greek yogurt for the perfect creamy pasta dish.
Quick Beef and Broccoli
Beef and broccoli is probably everyone’s favorite meal at Asian restaurants. Heat up a wok and fry some sliced onions, cashew nuts and sliced celery. Add in your sliced beef and broccoli and fry until all of the vegetables are cooked through. Top your stir fry with soy sauce, black pepper and some hoisin sauce. This recipe is the perfect weeknight meal when served with a fresh green salad and some brown rice.
Salmon and Asparagus Tray Bake
Salmon is a delicious fish that is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Pop a few salmon fillets in an oven tray with some asparagus and bake in a hot oven until the veggies are cooked and the salmon is still pink on the inside. Not only is it great for your body but it is sure to be appreciated by all of your family members.