Most people lead busy lives and seldom have time to cook large meals every day. The idea of preparing many quick and handy meals for the week ahead of time makes sense to many people. It is also a good way to make sure that what you are eating is healthy and nutritious. With that in mind, here are some handy and healthy foods that you can prepare and have ready ahead of time for your busy week.
Hard boiled eggs are always good to have around. You can use hard boiled eggs in many ways like egg salad for sandwiches. Some people like to eat hard boiled eggs along with carrot sticks as a satisfying snack. Keep a few in the refrigerator at work for midday or afternoon munchies. Hard boiled eggs are not only convenient, but they are also low calorie and a good satisfying protein choice.
For something interesting and new, you might try a no lettuce chopped salad. Sometimes people get bored with just another green salad so do something a little different, get rid of the lettuce. Chop up some celery, jicama, carrots and green peppers to make a solid foundation and then top with things like feta and chickpeas or shrimp and corn. Make enough of the base so that you can use different toppings at different times to increase the variety.
Don’t forget something to drink. Brew up a large pitcher of green tea to have in the fridge. Mix in some lemon and mint and let it sit in the fridge for when you want a snack. There’s also the health benefit that comes along with the tea. The catechins in the tea help to protect your skin from the sun and slim your waistline.
Preparing these good foods for snacks not only makes you healthier but saves you valuable time during the busy week.