Thursday, May 9, 2019

EASY, Healthy Meal Ideas for BUSY MOMS

I know we are all super busy. Sports, homework, work etc, etc, etc, I would love to have an hour or so to prepare a really nice, well thought out dinner but let's face it....I am not in that stage of life right now. HA! Don't get me wrong...I love it but let's just make our lives easier, Right?!!

I have been loving a handful of throw together meals that take very little hands on time so I thought I would share them with you all. If you follow me on Instagram....you've seen these meals on repeat. There is a reason. They are crowd pleasing and ridiculously easy!


Beetnik Meatballs/Zoodles/Marinara



 This is a meal I make at least once or twice a week for dinner! I LOVE Beetnik Grass fed meatballs. No....this is not sponsored! HA!! I just love them! I get them at Walmart in the freezer section.  I love to meal prep these to eat all week but my favorite way to cook them is to throw these frozen in the crockpot and add my favorite marinara. I cook these on high for about an hour or so. I usually make gluten free pasta for the fam but I am more of a zoodles fan. I grab a bag of frozen zoodles and throw those in a skillet with avocado oil. Just let it cook until all of the water is absorbed and they start to brown a little. I like to add some garlic powder, salt and a little Parmesan cheese to finish these off. Hands on time for this meal is 10-15 minutes and everyone is happy!

*** If you can't find Beetnik in your area....just find the cleanest pre-made meatballs you can find!


 Lemon Chicken with Rice


I get a pack of organic boneless skinless chicken thighs. Add those to a casserole dish. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and squeeze over some fresh lemon juice. Add a chopped onion all around the chicken pieces and sprinkle the whole thing with pink salt and pepper. Bake this at 400 for about 45 min to an hour. I like my chicken thighs VERY done. The crispier the better. I even broil it at the very end to get these even crispier. Pop a bag of steamer rice and steamer broccoli in the microwave 10 minutes or so before the chicken is done. Add the chicken and some of the extra sauce to the top of the rice and broccoli and it's delicious!! 

Breakfast for Dinner


I can't stop...won't stop making breakfast for dinner at least once a week for my family. Who doesn't love breakfast foods?? I usually bake my uncured bacon at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until crispy. While this is baking...make a big skillet full of scrambled eggs for the kids and fried eggs for me. Chop up or wash any fruit you have in the fridge. I like to throw in some spinach and avocado to give it a healthy boost.  EASY!!!!


 Burger Salad


This is my favorite low carb dinner. I buy grass fed burgers from Walmart. I add these to a cast iron skillet with some avocado oil. Cook to desired doneness and top with a piece of dairy free cheese when they are almost done. Add some spring mix to a bowl. Top with cheeseburger.  Diced up tomatoes, sliced pickles,and uncured bacon bits are my favorite toppings. I use Tessamaes Ranch dressing or Blue Top brand Street sauce for my dressing on these burger salads. SO good. My kids like the cheese burgers chopped up with ketchup on the side and usually a side salad with ranch. 


I mean....how easy are those meals? You can repeat these every week...just make small variations to make it interesting!! 



So tell me.....what are your FAVORITE throw together meals????




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