Originally Answered: Healthy snack and meal ideas?
consider buying in bulk. You can freeze the extra and use the rest throughout the week.
Another trick is to check the weekly flyers for deals and coupons. For example, if I see the extra lean ground chicken is on sale, I'll buy alot, freeze some, and prepare a variety of meals with it. I make meatballs, patties and keep them in the fridge. I also precook veggies like broccoli and cauliflower to pack or eat for dinner.
I usually plan my meals around what's on sale on the flyers.
Some meal ideas could be:
• tuna salad sandwiches. you an prepare some canned tuna, greek yogurt, celery for crunch, and spices for flavor. Mix it all up and add to bread for sandwiches or with crackers for a snack.
buy a large bag of baby carrots, a multipack of cucumber and prep it in sandwich baggies for everyone to grab on the go.
You can even go the extra step and make hummus with a can of chickpeas, some tahini, garlic, and lemon juice.
I love making this if te lean ground beef/chicken/turkey is on sale. I dice some onions, add some spices, drained tomato sauce, an egg, and some instant oats. I roll them into balls and bake them. I can keep ten in te fridge and they're great! I can make my own 'pasta sauce' with tomato sauce and some spices to add on top.
buy a large bulk bag, steam a bunch at the beginning of the week, and heat it up when you want it. you can do t same with whole wheat pasta, quinoa, etc.
• as for breakfasts, I buy a large carton of eggs. You can Premake some large batches of quiches or frittatas with spinach and heat then up when you need it. If you like cheese flavor, but want less fat, consider nutritional yeast.
you can get a large watermelon, chop it up, and keep it in the fridge. itu's the perfect snack after school or on a hot day
I add greek yogurt for protein, a banana for sweetness, and spinach for vitamins. However, it's up to you what you'd like in them since they're very versatile.
I think it's best to look at what's on sale at your supermarket and plan your meals based on it. It's not hard to make quick healthy substitues and it can be yummy too :)