Quick, Healthy Meals for People on the Go

Even the busiest of people can find time to whip together one of these healthy meals.

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Add roasted chicken to a salad for a great healthy meal on-the-go

Being busy doesn’t have to mean bad eating habits. Try these quick and easy-to-prepare meals

Thanks to the growing availability of semi-prepared raw ingredients, like cut-up fresh fruits and vegetables, bagged salads and pre-washed spinach, a busy life doesn’t have to be an impediment to healthy eating at home.

These cleaned, pre-packaged foods can help you put a nutritious meal on the table fast, because much of the preparation has already been done. If used within their best-before dates, pre-packaged veggies are nutritionally comparable to vegetables prepared from scratch.

Healthy meal ideas for you to try

Try these meals using prepared fruits and vegetables as a base:

  • Blend cut-up fruit with a ripe banana, plain yogurt and a teaspoon (5 mL) of wheat germ 
for a quick breakfast smoothie. 

  • Stir-fry pre-cut vegetables with a little oil in an oven-proof frying pan. Add beaten eggs and a little pre-shredded cheese. Broil in the oven to make a frittata for any meal.

Throw some vegetables and beaten eggs in a pan for a yummy frittata
(Image: Flickr/jeffreyw)

  • Add roasted deli chicken to chopped vegetables or a salad mix for a fast lunch 
or dinner.

  • Combine pre-cut vegetables with chicken 
or beef broth, chickpeas and pasta for a soup.

Originally published in Wellness Matters, Canada Wide Media’s quarterly newsletter on health and wellness.