5 Deliciously Healthy Meals to Make for the Whole Family
It can seem an impossible feat to make a meal that is both delicious and healthy. It is an especially daunting task to make a meal that the entire family loves! Not only is this possible, but there are multiple meals for multiple occasions that check off all these boxes. Here are five deliciously healthy meals to get the inspiration rolling.
The Most Important Meal
Pancakes are a popular unhealthy option…or are they? Try Banana Nut Butter Pancakes! Mash an overly ripe banana and a fourth of a cup of nut butter. Once it’s creamily blended, whisk in two eggs. Scoop a little into a warm pan, cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side and 1 minute on the second. Serve them with sliced fresh bananas and agave syrup or honey on top. Kids will never know they’re healthy, and they’ll keep everyone full until lunch!
Mornings on the Go
When there isn’t enough time to linger over pancakes, don’t fall into the cereal trap! On a weekend or evening, pre-make these egg cups. Fill muffin tins a third of the way with scrambled eggs. Let everyone add their favorite meat, cheese, and veggies. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Freeze or refrigerate them, and then microwave them for just 15 seconds!
Not Another Sandwich!
Packing lunches saves money but gets boring fast! Follow this plan for a perfect sandwich. Lay out bread, cheese, and meat, and let everyone assemble their own sandwiches. It’s a fun way to chat while accomplishing a task! Changing up the meat and cheese keeps it interesting. Purchasing high quality, home-style bread from companies like Klosterman Baking Company kicks lunch up a notch.
Attack the Snack
Now to complement those sandwiches. Cut up fruits and veggies and put them in baggies. Fill small containers with honey and peanut butter for the fruit. For the veggies, whip up this healthy yet delicious ranch alternative: two cups of Greek yogurt, one teaspoon each garlic and onion powders, and a dash of pink Himalayan salt. If you have a little more time, you can go for fresh garlic and onion – be sure to save the rest for your next dinner.
End the day with this family-friendly, hearty, healthy, and delicious One-Pan Fiesta from Joyful Healthy Eats. The recipe is quick and easy, allows for substitutions of different proteins and veggies, and makes for a nearly effortless clean up!
Now you can confidently skip takeout and fast food! These deliciously healthy recipes offer options for every meal of the day. With these basic recipes, you can mix and match ingredients to personalize each meal. They are the perfect foundations for getting creative to fit the taste of even your pickiest family members.
About the Author:
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball.