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Thursday, October 16 2008
It has become very simple to make quick easy meals which are nutritious and delicious. Many supermarkets have the precut vegetables, meats, and fruit making meal planning a breeze. You can find all your favorite fruits precut and available no matter what time of year it is. Deli's carry mouth watering rotisserie chicken or baked turkey to include in quick easy meals. When you combine your meats, vegetables, and fruits together you have quick easy meals which are stress free to prepare and will soon become your favorite.

Start off your quick and easy meals with a wonderful spinach salad. Simply take baby spinach leaves and wash them. Put them in a nice bowl and add a few cut up boiled eggs and a couple of tablespoons of almond slices. Cover lightly with grated Parmesan cheese and serve with low cal Italian salad dressing or Caesar.

The next course in quick and easy meals can consist of a wonderfully golden brown rotisserie chicken you picked up from the deli on your way home. Put one piece on each plate and serve with a side of steamed vegetables. To save time, you can purchase steamer bags for the microwave which will give you great steamed food in about twenty minutes or less. Add a wheat roll to the plate with low fat butter and you are set. Desert can consist of fresh fruit such as a melon sliced with orange juice over it and sprinkles of coconut on top.

If you have a little bit more time but still want quick and easy meals to prepare, you can try including a medley of vegetables that have been cut and pre-washed. It will only take about two cups of vegetables and a splash of water in the microwave to create. Toss the vegetables with some low fat butter and add a spoon full or two of low fat sprinkle cheese to the top. Put it back in the microwave only long enough to melt the cheese. This is great for cauliflower and broccoli.

To include fish in the diet, you can add talapia, salmon, or haddock to some of the quick and easy meals. You only need to brush the fish with olive oil and squeeze lemon juice over it with some pepper sprinkled on. Wrap each piece in foil and bake in the over for twenty minutes or until done. You can also use the microwave for this but make sure it is cooked through completely. Serve with a salad of dark greens and low fat salad dressing. Add a roll and you are done.

For nights with a chill, you can go with the old traditional quick and easy meals of soup and sandwiches. Purchase some low fat soups in whatever flavor you like and add a whole wheat bread sandwich of lean meats and low fat cheeses with come lettuce tomatoes and onions if you prefer. Add some regular or brown mustard or low fat mayonnaise and you are ready to eat.

Each recipe above is much easier to make for only one person but can be adapted to include the entire family. The fresh and healthy food varieties available work great in the microwave. This means quick and easy meals are even easier to prepare for your family. The next time you go into the store for groceries, look for prepackaged food items to give you an easy meal option. Once you get going with these recipes, you will be coming up with more ideas for quick and easy meals which are nutritious and taste good.

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