Nutritious and Quick Meal Ideas
In our fast paced lives people are eating more fast food in spite of all the warnings. According to the CBS news Americans are obsessed with fast food. Just with a little planning you can prepare some quick and simple, nutritious meals. In addition you can save time and money.
Quick & Nutritious
Tuna can be quick meal decision and be purchased fresh, canned in water or oil. You can serve it in a pita or make a casserole. According to The Journal of the American College of Nutrition the Omega 3 oils found in tuna can even help with arthritic pain and autoimmune diseases. Tuna can also lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Too Much Fast Food
Cut the Fat, Cut the Money
A healthy chicken and salad dinner is another quick and nutritious idea. According to Nutrition Data, one serving of chicken breast contains only 3 grams of fat, which is nothing in comparison to the fast food of one piece of fried chicken that contains 19 grams of fat, plus 1145 of sodium. You can make a quick nutritious meal at home by seasoning some chicken breasts with Italian herbs and cooking it in olive oil. It doesn’t take long to prepare or cook. The time it takes to cook this is pretty much the same as ordering and waiting in a drive-thru line, and the money you save is about half.
You Can't Go Wrong With Tuna
Don't Skimp on Vitamins & Minerals
Ricotta and whole wheat tortillas is another healthy meal choice. Ricotta is actually not a cheese but a curd. The word ricotta means re-cooked which I thought was sort of interesting. The sodium that ricotta contains is quite low. Ricotta is also good source of calcium, selenium and protein. Which are essential mineral and vitamins that our body needs to maintain a healthy body. For a fast and easy lunch, just spread some ricotta cheese in the center of a whole-wheat tortilla. Then add some drained, crushed pineapple with a dash of nutmeg. And there you have it a nutritious and appetizing lunch.
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- Self Nutrition Data: Know What You Eat [http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/35/2]
- CBS News Health: Americans Are Obsessed with Fast Food [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/31/health/main326858.shtml]
- Clifford A Wright: The Premium Source of Meditarrian Food, Cooking, and Recipes [http://www.cliffordawright.com/caw/food/entries/display.php/topic_id/12/id/87/]
- Your Personal Nutrition Guide: 5 Minute Easy Recipes [http://www.personal-nutrition-guide.com/easy-recipes.html]