Eating healthy when you don't feel like cooking


Working to get on track with a workout plan and healthy eating can be hard enough without mixing in a tough day at work or with family. The temptation to stop at a drive-through or order a pizza can win out when you’re tired. Below are some healthy, easy meals that can be made quickly and without too much effort, no matter how exhausting the day has been.

Oven-baked salmon

This simple recipe calls for seasoning the salmon and baking it for 15 minutes. If you don’t want to take on the parsley and almond salsa, make a quick salad and add the salmon to it.

Broccoli and feta omelet

Breakfast is good at any time of day and this recipe is not only fast, it includes both protein and fiber to help keep hunger pangs away.

Light spaghetti and meatballs

What is simpler than making spaghetti and meatballs for a quick dinner? These meatballs are lightened up with the use of mushrooms with the meat. To make this dinner as simple as possible, make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze.

Grilled steak with green beans and tomatoes

Steak can go further when served in the smaller portions found in this recipe. Serve along with delicious green beans and tomatoes. Grilling is a simple and easy way to cook dinner.

Orecchiette with broccoli rabe

Craving pesto? This lightened-up version is delicious and can be made in advance so it’s on hand during a busy week.

Sweet and savory grilled chicken

The rub for this chicken is made from ingredients already found in most kitchens, making it an easy meal to throw together at the end of a long day.

Skillet-poached huevos rancheros

The beans are full of fiber and the eggs are full of protein. This recipe is healthy and low-calorie. For an extra kick, add a tablespoon or two of your favorite salsa – but watch out for the added sugar some salsas include.

Parmesan-crusted chicken fingers

Trying to eat healthy but have picky eaters to satisfy as well? Try this version of chicken fingers that the entire family can enjoy. Pair it with sautéed green beans and some sweet potato wedges.

BBQ turkey burgers

To satisfy the occasional burger craving, try this recipe for a turkey burger. Turkey is leaner than beef, and lean meat will help you feel full for a longer period of time.

Whole-wheat spinach mac ‘n’ cheese

A fiber-rich dinner is readily available with this recipe. Throw a tomato under the broiler while the pasta cooks and add some grapes as a side.

Chipotle and orange grilled chicken

Chipotle peppers add a delightful smokiness to the orange-laced barbecue sauce in this recipe.

Dark chocolate and oat clusters
For an added bonus after a healthy meal, try this delicious and healthy treat. The dark chocolate and oatmeal are natural appetite suppressants, and the peanut butter provides protein to keep you feeling full longer.

Everyone has days where they simply do not want to cook, whatever the reason. Avoid the temptation of fast food. Instead, enjoy these quick, easy and healthy meals that can be made in your own kitchen, no matter what the day has held. Bon appetit!


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