How many times have you stopped at the store after work because you needed something to cook for dinner? You may be tired, irritable, and just want to grab something easy to fix and get home.
Of course, you can always join the fast food crowd at the drive-thru, but if you’re trying to eat healthier, there are better options.
Eating healthy requires some advance preparation, and if you start prepping on Sunday, you’ll be able to get meals on the table in record time.
Chicken is a dish that is healthy and can be used in so many different ways. Cooked chicken can be made into pre-portioned healthy dinners or lunches that you will look forward to eating.
Here are four tasty healthy dishes you can make with chicken:
Your pita pockets will be a lot healthier if you use whole grain pita bread. You can either make your own pesto or use the store-bought version. Roast some chicken breasts and vegetables together and pack the mixture into pita pockets.
You don’t have to stand in a long line at Chipotle™ to get your Mexican fix. Tasty chicken is mixed in with corn, rice, and beans. Bump up the nutrition factor by adding kale and cherry tomatoes.
It looks so good if you layer it in a glass dish, and you’ll be tempted to dive in as soon as it is ready.
Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
It’s customary to use chicken thighs in this recipe, but if you prefer breast meat, go ahead and substitute. If you’re crunched for time, use bottled teriyaki sauce from the store, but if you make it homemade it has less sugar.
Add your favorite vegetables and brown rice and you have a stir-fry that takes less time than ordering takeout.
Mason Jar Salad
When you pack your salad in a mason jar, it not only looks appealing, but it is also portable and can taken to work or school for a nutritious lunch. Just stash in the office refrigerator and you’re good to go.
This recipe calls for chicken, dried cranberries, apples grapes, and pecans for extra crunch. The dish gets a protein bump from Greek yogurt.
So, now that you have these helpful tips, it’s time for you to take action. Have fun buying healthy food and trying out new dishes. You can’t put a price on your health.