Many people have been cooking at home way more often than they would prefer in recent months, and it’s beginning to take its toll.
Let’s face it, preparing another meal (or three or four) can begin to feel overwhelming with an already full plate of things to do at home. Add to that the pressure of making food healthy as well as tasty and forget about it.
Luckily, the experts behind the Nutrilite™ brand know nutrition and have you covered with some quick, delicious options using healthy plant ingredients, including a twist on pizza and fries to keep your kids happy.
So, instead of ordering more greasy takeout, put down the phone and try some of these healthy meals and snacks.
Chocolate for breakfast
There really isn’t any rule against having chocolate for breakfast, especially when you sneak some spinach into the mix, too.
These chocolate pancakes include vitamin-rich spinach and carrots blended up with eggs, almond butter, bananas and cocoa powder for an irresistible stack of good-for-you fuel. Drizzle the top with maple syrup and fresh fruit for your newest breakfast menu staple.
We recommend adding a scoop of Nutrilite™ All Plant Protein Powder to the batter to up the protein and help you stay fuller, longer.
Healthy pizza bites for lunch
What tops the list as most kids’ favorite food? Pizza! You can give them the pizza experience with a healthy twist using ingredients straight from the garden.
Just slice up some zucchini and summer squash, top it with marinara, cheese and fresh herbs and you’ve got healthy pizza bites that will satisfy their pizza craving while checking off a serving or two of veggies for the day.
Snacks get a bad reputation as being filled with fat or processed sugar, but, if you choose wisely, they can actually help curb hunger, boost energy and even add some extra nutrients to your daily diet.
Plan ahead for your next snack by mixing up these refreshing, sweet fruit pops and freezing them in popsicle molds. The frozen layers of fruit and yogurt sweetened with a bit of honey make these simple snacks look deliciously decadent.
Try peach-strawberry-yogurt, lemon-blackberry, orange-mango-coconut – or create a combo all your own. Didn’t think ahead? Put the same ingredients into a blender with a few handfuls of ice and a scoop of Nutrilite™ All Plant Protein Powder for a smoothie option.
Give carrot sticks a french-fried makeover
When it comes to dinner, most people put their effort into the main entrée, whether it’s meat, fish or a plant-based protein. But there’s no reason why your side dishes cannot take center stage.
Instead of the plain old frozen french fries poured onto a cookie sheet, add some color and vitamin A to the kid-friendly food by making carrot fries.
This recipe uses bread crumbs and savory spices to make a finger food that that’s packed with nutrients. Instead of ketchup, serve it with homemade hummus using Nutrilite™ All Plant Protein Powder for an extra punch of healthy goodness.
Say ‘yes’ to dessert!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Banana Nice Cream! This creamy, cool dessert starts with only two ingredients: frozen bananas and almond milk.
After blending them together, get creative with whatever mix ins or toppings you crave—strawberries and coconut, almond butter and cocoa powder, sprinkles and more sprinkles! Involve the whole family as you try different combinations for endless fun and healthy flavor.
Fill any gaps
While these ideas will go a long way toward adding some healthy pizzazz to your daily cooking duties, it’s still difficult to deliver all the nutrients your family needs through meals alone. Help fill any gaps by including a daily nutritional supplement.
For kids, try adding Nutrilite™ Kids Chewable Daily, Nutrilite™ Kids Brainiums DHA™ Supplement and Nutrilite™ Kids Chewable Vitamin C to support their growing needs. For adults, add a multivitamin supplement like Nutrilite™ Double X™ or Nutrilite™ Daily, to help fill the nutritional gaps and keep you and your family’s nutrition on track.