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Quick Meal Ideas for Busy Families

Families today are in need of quick meal ideas to help save time in the hectic world that is part of everyday existence. Food could be prepared in a more timely manner if some of the suggestions below are followed. It is important to keep the meals healthy as accommodating the nutritional needs of each family member is vital. And of course taste is another important key element in successful meal planning.

Purchasing a packaged made pizza crust at the supermarket can save time in preparing this meal. There are different varieties, and brands, whole wheat, white flour, square, round, small, and large. You can add your favorite sauce, cheese, mushrooms, spinach, and anything your family likes as toppings. It does not take long to prepare, and cook. It can be healthy, and personalized to your family’s taste, and preferences. Veggies and meat can aways be added on to a pizza crust. The whole process will take no more than 20 minutes to prepare and cook.

Turkey burgers that are already packaged individually are easy to fry, or bake. A frozen vegetable added to the dish, will enhance the nutritional value of this meal. Hamburgers are a favorite of many people, and whether they are turkey, chicken or beef the patties, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and condiments, are not a time consuming meal to prepare. This meal can be ready in 20 minutes, depending on the meat used. Again different variations of this recipe will ensure taste satisfaction.

Grilled chicken tenderloins, added to a homemade salad with a honey mustard dressing is another fast meal. The chicken is grilled, not fried, and the salad is made fresh in little time. The preparation for this meal is fast, and easy. Once the chicken pieces are cooked they can be added to the salad. The salad can be prepared as the tenderloins are cooking. The chicken will not take long to be ready, because, they are in smal pieces, and cook quickly. Cook the chicken thoroughly no more than 15 minutes.

Pasta is served for dinner in many households. A jar sauce, or homemade gravy that can be put together beforehand can be refrigerated or put in the freezer for future use. Vegetables added to the pasta is another easy alternative. Small elbows with frozen peas, and a litle salt, pepper, and onion is quite tasty, and a quick dinner to serve the family, 15 minutes from start to finish will complete this meal fix.

Cooked medium pasta shells and ricotta cheese can be made quickly. Once the pasta is cooked, the ricotta is added and mixed together. You can heat it for a short time, because the hot shells will warm the ricotta quickly. A teaspoon of grated cheese added to each dish will make the dinner even tastier. Cook pasta to preference, sauce can also be added if desires, 10 to 15 minutes should complete this meal.

Wraps made with salmon, tuna or hard boiled eggs as the base depending on preference, added to canned beans, olives, lettuce tomatoes, peppers, cheese and onions can be prepared easily. In this dish the only cooking involved is boiling the egg if that particular variety is chosen. The wrap can be warmed up for a short while if desired. This meal can be completely prepared in 15 minutes.

Frozen spinach cooked, and drained can be added to eggs in an omelet form or added to scrambled eggs. Seasoning to liking will increase the flavor. Broccoli Rab is another favorite that taste’s well with the egg combo. Once the food is cooked, placing it in a long hero, or Italian bread makes it a tasty dish. Protein, starch, and a vegetable are included which makes this meal nutritious. This dish will take about 20 minutes from start to finish, and is easy and healthly too.

To make any meal quick and easy it is important to plan ahead. Cooking, and storing some food items before can help with the time process. Quick meals do not have to be purchased in a fast food restaurant. Vegetables, whole grain pizza crusts, pasta, chicken, eggs, and fish can complement each other in healthy, quick meals. Depending on likes, and dislikes, fast and healthy meals can be prepared which will be enjoyed by every family member.