Quick And Healthy Meal Ideas
Sometimes while surfing the net for ideas you come across something that makes you say, “wow, why didn’t I think of that”. Take for instance the “breakfast parfait in a jar” idea from Jaymi Heimbuch. On weekends she says she takes old canning jars and layers them with fruit and yogurt. Then during the week her busy “on the go family” can just grab one out of the fridge along with maybe some nuts or granola; saving time and avoiding the usual weekday morning challenge of getting in a healthy breakfast. Brilliant! One thing I caught onto a while back when we had a family brunch at our house was to take leftover waffles or pancakes and wrap them for the freezer; that way I had a quick “homemade” toaster snack for the grandkids who always seem to be hungry. Breakfast burritos are another easy make ahead grab and go food that guys especially like. Make a bunch of them on the weekend, freeze them individually in foil, and they can just grab them and go during the week. There are a plethora of great time and money saving ideas for meals on either state or national ag association websites as well. And don’t forget to utilize the USDA’s My Plate website for healthy time saving meal ideas.