It’s easy to get stuck in a cooking rut and end up making the same dishes over and over again. It is good for your budget and your health to mix up the menu once in a while. If you don’t know where to start, these six tasty meal options are easy to prepare – just pick one or two that appeal most to you!
1. A Simple Salad
Salads are great because they can be eaten as a meal on their own. They’re also super easy to prepare. All you need is lettuce, tomatoes, onions (if desired), and whatever else you would like in your salad. For example: boiled eggs or shredded cheese! You could even add meat if that’s what you’d like!
Just put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together, or create layers that way you can see each ingredient. Then top it off with your favorite salad dressing (like Italian) – enjoy! Try different dressings like ranch or balsamic vinaigrette. The options are endless! This is one of our personal favorites because it’s easy to make, healthy, and delicious.
2. Fruit Salad
Fruit salads are really great because you can mix all your favorite fruits together and eat them as a meal on their own, or put it over yogurt. For example, bananas mixed with strawberries are a hit! All you need to do is cut the fruit into medium-sized pieces (or smaller depending on how big they are), and put it in a bowl. Then you can add yogurt (plain or flavored), whip cream, and even some granola!
Fruits have many health benefits, and eating them as a snack or meal is an easy and tasty way to get your daily servings of essential vitamins and minerals.
This is another one of our top favorites because fruit salads are healthy, easy to create the way that you like them, and super delicious as well, and no cooking required!
Sandwiches are perfect because you can make them in less than ten minutes, and they’re really healthy too. They also come in a wide variety of flavors so everyone will be satisfied!
All you need to do is prepare your bread however you like (toasted or not), then add the meat, cheese, veggies if desired, sauces, etc. Then you can eat it alone, or put two slices together to make a sandwich!
You can also get pretty creative with the ingredients that you use. For example, if you want to have a deli-style sandwich then get some ham, turkey, and other meats ready for your bread slice!
This is another one of our top favorites because sandwiches are pretty easy to prepare and they don’t require any cooking, and who doesn’t love eating sandwiches?
4. Hot Dogs (or Veggie Dogs)
It’s easy to make hot dogs (or veggie dogs)! All you need is a bun, the meat of your choice, and whatever fixings you like. You could even throw it in some macaroni if that sounds good!
Just put everything on top (like cheese or chili), then wrap them up or eat them out of the bun. It’s really that easy! Eat it on the go, or while watching a game, The Hot Dog is a classic, and it’s super simple to prepare. All you have to do is put the hot dog in a bun, and you’re good to go. You can even prepare them ahead of time if that makes things easier for you; just make sure they stay warm until they’re ready to eat. They are quite easy to make and customize aside from requiring minimal cooking skills.
5. Salad Wraps
Salad wraps are great because you can eat them as a meal, or take them to go. This is perfect if you lead a busy everyday life and don’t have time to sit down for a long breakfast. All you need is lettuce (we prefer Romaine), tomatoes, onions, the meat of your choice (if desired), and your favorite dressing.
Just put everything in a wrap, roll it up (serve cold or grilled), then enjoy! This is one of our personal favorites because salad wraps are fast to make, healthy, easy to customize the way that you like them, and no cooking is required!
Oatmeal is perfect for a quick breakfast because it’s easy and healthy. All you need to do is add the ingredients to a bowl, mix them together, microwave it for one minute, and voila! You have yourself some tasty oatmeal that will keep you full until lunchtime.
Just add your favorite toppings (like fruit or chocolate chips) and enjoy! This is another one of our top favorites because oatmeal has many health benefits, it’s very easy to make (and no cooking required!), and everyone loves breakfast foods.