As restaurants are forced to shut down, a lot of people are finding themselves hard pressed to know how to cook, what to cook or how to stretch their dollar and STILL eat healthy.
If that's you, we've got your back.
This list is not exhaustive by any means. We hope you use the examples here not only as quick solutions but to spark some of your own epic creativity when seeking more options.
We are defining a "healthy meal" as a meal made up mostly of whole foods.
We are trying to avoid as much processed food (most of the stuff in the middle of the grocery store) as possible while still getting good ratios of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) and micronutrients (let's just keep it simple for now and classify these as vitamins and minerals) in each meal.
We are not following any strict diets (low carb, keto, vegan, etc). If you are following a strict diet, perhaps a Google search with the ideas below might yield the more focused results you are looking for.
With all that now in place, we hope you enjoy these results!
If you have any questions, comments, or recipes to share, feel free to join us in our private group on Facebook: the Wellness Groove Collective.
1. Soups. Glorious, healthy soups! Grab some protein, some water, some broth, some veggies, put it in a big pot and let it ride all day. Your house will smell amazing and your belly will be full of energy and happiness. Find 27 healthy recipes here.
2. The Crockpot. So simple. Pretty much like making soup without all the broth. Soups go in bowls, crockpot meals can go in bowls or on plates. You can even make soups in your crockpot. Here are 40 Healthy Ideas. (Did you see the Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes recipe??? Whaaaatt!!?)
3. Stir fry. You can make a healthy stir fry or an unhealthy stir fry. Here's a great place to find a healthy recipe that waters your mouth while feeding your body and soul.
4. Shepherd's Pie. I'm Irish, my wife is Italian. This is like our Irish "lasagna". Here's a healthy example (and one of our personal favorites).
Again, not an exhaustive list, but you can do a lot with these examples, especially when you start to understand the recipes, double or triple the ingredient recommendations, and play.
Grab your favorite humans, at home or online, pick one to start with, play your favorite tunes and start cooking.
Let us know how it goes or if you have any questions. Join us in our private group on Facebook at the Wellness Groove Collective.