During busy seasons in my life, all of my healthy eating plans go straight out the window.
We’ve all been there. Juggling a jam-packed schedule, running on a time crunch, and still exhausted from a full busy day.
Too many times, I’ve left the office super late and thought about how tired I’ll be when I get home. The solution? I swing through the fastest drive thru. I choose convenience over my health.
But the truth is, once I do it one time, I end up doing it again. It’s almost addictive!
Plus, greasy, fatty dinners leave me even more tired and sluggish the next day. So guess what I do on my way home from work? You guessed it. It starts all over again.
Quick and easy as these choices may seem, they can take a major toll on your energy levels and overall health, ultimately compromising your ability to accomplish a million things in a day.
However, cooking meals at home grants you full disclosure of what you’re feeding yourself and your family, allowing you to use nutrient-rich ingredients that’ll boost your health and give your body what it needs.
But cooking is still tiring, and that’s why I love this list of recipes. Here at SkinnyMs., we’ve rounded up meals specifically designed for busy bees and constantly on-the-go families. These speedy recipes call for very little hands-on prep work, and take just a small chunk of time to whip up.
Not to mention each tasty dish clocks in at fewer than 400 calories, meaning your taste buds and waistline will thank you! We’ve got casual, family-friendly fare like Cheesy Spinach Lasagna, or more sophisticated dinner-party dishes such as Greek Rice Stuffed Peppers.
Check them out for yourself!
1. Slow Cooker Cheesy Spinach Lasagna (269 Calories)
The slow cooker doesn’t just cook lasagna, it transforms the dish into an edible masterpiece! And this vegetarian version is certainly no exception. Gooey cheese and savory ingredients nestle comfortably between slices of tender lasagna noodles in this easy, low-cal recipe.
2. Chicken,Broccoli, and Asparagus Stir Fry (239 Calories)
Traditional stir-fry dishes call for call for high sodium ingredients, tons of oil, and fatty cuts of meat. But lucky for you, this stir-fry dish uses healthy oils, feel-good superfoods, and mouthwatering sauces to bring you a meal that’s heavy on flavor, and light on calories.
3. Tex Mex Quinoa Bowl (200 Calories)
Go south of the border and gluten-free with this protein-packed bowl of Tex Mex deliciousness! Among the numerous drool-worthy ingredients, superfoods like coconut oil lend healthy fats while quinoa carries fiber and protein to fill you up.
4. Greek Rice Stuffed Peppers (170 Calories)
Tender, juicy peppers cradle a mixture of nutritious ingredients like brown rice, tasty veggies, and savory spices in this traditional Greek recipe! So delicious and satisfying, you wont believe the dish carries fewer than 200 calories a serving!