Spiralizer Zoodle Maker29.99
- Easy to Use
- Strong & Durable
- Variety of Blades & Cuts
- Cut Different Types of Vegetables
- Great for Paleo & Vegan Diets
- Best with Soft Vegetables
- Be Gentle on the Handles
- Sliding on Some Counter Types
Quick and Easy Family Meals That Are Extra Healthy!
More and more parents are waking up to the importance of nutrition in these days, feeding their children – and their entire family – significantly healthier meals that focus on cutting out allergens, ingredients that can produce inflammation, and sourcing their ingredients from non-GMO and organic sources.
This is great news for families all over the world, but there is a little bit of a catch.
Eating at home is almost always a less expensive than eating at a restaurant for every meal, but the trade-off is that you have to do all of the prepairing and cooking – and you have to do all of the dishes!
Thankfully though, there are some really easy family meals that you can prepare in about 10 minutes tops that are plenty healthy. We’ve included some of our favorites below, and guarantee that all of these recipes are free of gluten, mostly free of allergens, and can be made utilizing non-GMO and organic sources of ingredients.
Let’s dive right in!
Oatmeal and Peach Cobbler Makes a Wonderful Breakfast in About Three Minutes
If you’re looking for a quick way to start the morning off right, all you have to do is prepare oatmeal (you can cook up a larger amount and then refrigerate for 1-2 days to speed things up) and then add fresh peaches with a little bit of honey, a splash of cinnamon, and some crushed or chopped pecans (unless you have a nut allergy in the family).
Jump Start Your Morning with Poached Eggs, Avocado, and Tomato
Some people are (understandably) a little bit nervous about eating nightshades like tomato on a regular basis because of the potential inflammation they can cause in the body, but when you eat only a handful of cherry tomatoes sliced up with a beautiful poached egg, avocado, and pop it on top of some gluten-free toast (unless you are paleo then fry some sweet potato slices) you really don’t have much to worry about.
Learning how to poach the egg might be a little bit of a challenge at first, but you’ll get the hang of things after two or three days! Here is a great receipe on how to poach an egg with photos.
Vegetable Ramen with Rice Noodles Makes a Tasty (and Healthy) Lunch
Far and away one of the best easy family meals you’ll ever make for lunch (and a favorite around dinnertime as well), a ramen bowl that takes advantage of fresh chicken stock, rice nobles, tofu, and cubes of butternut squash and fresh herbs is going to be a filling meal that’s ready to go from pan to table in about six minutes.
Do not use regular ramen noddles as these have very toxic additives to preserve the noodles which are extremely harmful to the body. Source organic and non-gmo rice noodles from your local health food store or the organic section of your grocery store in order to advoid these chemicals as well as the gluten.
It really doesn’t get any easier than that!
Salmon Salads Can Be Thrown Together and Packed for Lunch at School or the Office
The easiest of all the easy family meals we have to offer in this quick guide, all you have to do to prepare this lunch is get your hands on quality sourced salmon (fresh or from a can – make sure it is wild fish!) and then add it to any of those preprepared salad mixes that you can purchase at any grocery store on the planet.
Sure, you can go a little bit off script and create your own salad mix with the greens and veggies if you like (and there’s nothing wrong with spicing up those prepared salad mixes with extra veggies if you’re up for it), but to cut down on time and effort you can really streamline things, have them in containers and ready to go in about three minutes.
You can also add nuts such as almonds, pecans or seasame seeds as well as fresh fruits such as avocado, strawberries, blueberries and peaches. Top with you favourite gluten and dairy free salad dressing. For paleo eaters, use organic cold pressed virgin oliver oil with fresh lemon and lime juice and a pinch of hymalain sea salt. The sky’s the limits with salads! Have fun with it and make it your own.
Tomato Filling Stuffed Inside of Avocados Is a Delicious Little Lunchtime Treat You’ll Want Time and Time Again
A completely gluten-free lunchtime special that your family is really going to love, preparing your own tomato filling with a mixture of cheeses (feta works best), chopped cucumber, onion, garlic, and fresh herbs placed inside of a pitted avocado is about as easy as it gets when you are preparing food for the whole family.
You can stuff avocados with many different foods such as quinoa, tuna and salmon. This definitely ranks right up there as far as easy family meals are concerned!
Zoodles Are All the Rage at Dinner Time!
This happens to be one of our favorite easy family meals that is unbelievably healthy, really giving you the opportunity to enjoy some of your favorite pasta recipes without having to worry about the gluten and grains that you would have had to eat with traditional pasta noodles.
Zoodles – usually made out of zucchini, but often times made out of any vegetable you can get your hands on – look exactly like spaghetti noodles but are 100% vegetable and perfect for dishes that include your favorite Sunday sauce, ragu, or even just a tasty basil pesto.
You can usually purchase zoodles at any high-end grocery store but there are cool little gizmos that allow you to make your own at home at a fraction of the price and without any real extra effort whatsoever. Our family uses the Spiralizer Tri-Blade Vegetable Slicer to get the desired cut and the kids love the spiral affect!
Spicy Shrimp with a Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce for Those That Love Seafood
Shrimp can usually be purchased at a reasonable discount on a regular basis (at least once a week and most grocery store locations around the country), and when you have the opportunity to load up on the fresh stuff you want to do so for sure. Whether frozen or fresh, make sure the shrimp is wild!
All you have to do to prepare this easy family meal is season the shrimp with paprika, pepper, cayenne, cinnamon, salt, and cumin and then toss them into a frying pan with a little bit of coconut oil or ghee (clarified (lactose-free) butter) for just two or three minutes at a time.
They will develop incredible flavors all on their own, but then with pop a lime juice and cilantro dipping sauce that you can offer as a side and you’ll be to take things to entirely new levels!
Try out these healthy and easy family meals just as soon as you get the chance to – you definitely won’t regret it! I know I’m sure hungry just from writing this article. Happy munching!