When it comes to making healthy meals for yourself or your family, do you find yourself saying the following:
I’m running out of ideas for meals
I don’t know what to eat
I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen
If any of those phrases have come out of your mouth, then this video and post are for you!
4 Simple Strategies To Make Healthy Meals Fast
- Bone Broth – Always have bone broth on hand. I keep 1 quart of bone broth in my refrigerator so I can use it any time I want. If you aren’t making your own bone broth or don’t want to, you can buy it from your local farmer’s market or online. US Wellness Meats is a great source, OR Wise Choice Market. Bone broth is like ‘spackle for your gut‘!
- Frozen Veggies – Always have an assortment of frozen veggies (that you currently tolerate) in the freezer. They come in super handy when you don’t have a meal plan in place or you just want meal prep to be a bit easier. I can pull out some veggies and whip up a meal in 10-15 minutes flat with frozen veggies.
- Easy Cuts of Meat – Think cuts that can either defrost quickly or cook quickly. Cuts such as, ground meat, stir fry beef, boneless chicken thigh meat or fish. Fish is my favorite meal because it cooks up so fast. I can pull out one of these cuts from the freezer in the morning OR if I forget, I can place it in a bowl of warm water to thaw quickly. These all make a quick saute, stir fry or baked/poached fish. We love parchment packets for white fish.
- Leftover Starches – Always make a double batch of whatever starch you are consuming. For example; we eat rice a couple times per week. I make a double batch and save some for another meal or for leftovers. (see my Turmeric Basmati Rice recipe below)
My Morphed Gut-Healing Meal
Meal #1 – 2 scrambled eggs with sea salt and thyme cooked in duck fat, with pickled radishes. A bowl of soup with chicken broth, turmeric rice, green beans, kale, bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes, basil, sea salt and some duck fat! Simple: Add all ingredients in a pot, bring to simmer and heat for about 10 minutes until all veggies are tender.
Meal #2 – For lunch I morphed my soup – I added some pieces of wild cod, some coconut milk, lime juice, and ‘whallah’- a whole new meal in just 10 minutes!
Turmeric Basmati Rice: A Side Dish & Staple in My Home
- 2 cups raw jasmine or basmati rice
- 4 cups broth, or water with 2 Tbsp. Great Lakes Gelatin
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 4 Tbsp. duck fat or butter
- 1 tsp. turmeric powder
- Rinse rice until the water runs clear. Add to pot with broth, sea salt, turmeric and duck fat. Place lid on and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, turn heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes. Take off heat but leave the lid on and let set for another 5-10 minutes.
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