As much as I like eating healthy when I can, one of the confessions that I am ashamed about is that I am not a strong cook. Generally, my skills in the kitchen can only go so far, which means that I am not going to host any dinner parties anytime soon. This doesn’t mean that I cannot create simpler things, provided I have a set of instructions that is easy enough to read through. Otherwise, it’d be best if I looked elsewhere for my meals.
With that said, what are the best meals that can be made by those who do not consider themselves kitchen-savvy? Which ones do not only take less time to create but are actually tasty, not to mention healthy, to eat? Here are just a couple of examples that anyone can follow, whether they are cooking for their families or for themselves.
Do you know who so many families insist on having breakfast even for dinner? It goes far beyond the idea that breakfast is enjoyable, which is certainly the case. It also has to do with the idea that breakfast, in general, is pretty simple to make. It’s easy enough to wake up one morning and fry a couple of eggs before making the morning commute to work. When this translates into preparing dinner, the time needed to make a full meal is cut down substantially. Of course, very few people are going to object to the idea of not only eggs but pancakes, waffles, and what have you being served at 6 o’clock in the evening, which means that breakfast for dinner is highly recommended.
2. Grilled Chicken & Veggies
As we find ourselves heading into the warmer months of the year, it goes without saying that more and more people are going to break out their barbecues. With this in mind, maybe you’d be interested in preparing not only grilled chicken but vegetables as well. In my view, chicken is not only one of the easiest meats to prepare but it has many nutrients to account for as well. Not only does chicken contain protein but polyunsaturated fat that your body can actually use. The nutritional value in vegetables is obvious but when preparing this particular meal, be mindful of the heat of your grill. If either the chicken or the vegetables are exposed to heat for too long, they might start to lose their healthful benefits.
3. Vegetable Lasagna
If you want to serve up a hearty meal without having to utilize meat, perhaps you would be best serving vegetable lasagna. It’s clear as to why this is seen as a strong alternative, as it can possess as many types of veggies, which are items that go well with products like extra virgin olive oil. You can include vitamin-rich broccoli along with carrots, zucchini, and what have you along with cheese in order to include everything that’s easy to love. In addition, it doesn’t take terribly long to make, especially when compared to most other big meals. A single family-sized version of vegetable lasagna can become so great that it should not surprise you if you find yourself packing leftovers for the next few days.
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