5 Healthy and Easy Dinner Ideas for busy moms
We've all been there. A whirlwind of a day (or week), and screaming kiddos in the background leaving you wondering what in the world you'll throw together for dinner tonight. A quick but less than healthy meal like Easy Mac and chicken nuggets? Or a healthy meal that takes way more energy than you've got as pregnant mom.
We totally feel ya mama, that's why we've rounded up five 10-minute dinner recipes from our favorite food bloggers to help make your day (and dinner) healthier and easier!
1. 10-Minute Spinach Lasagna - Gimme Some Oven
10-minute lasagna might sound too good to be true, but the trick here is no-boil noodles! They cook in the oven with everything else (including healthy spinach and mushrooms.) Keep these ingredients on hand for the next time you need a healthy and easy dinner in a pinch.
2. Easy Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli - Gimme Delicious
Can you ever really go wrong with shrimp? It takes like 5 minutes to cook, and it's a great base for a yummy stir fry like this one. Another great detail about this recipe? It uses only 6 ingredients that you probably have laying around the house already. And HONEY GARLIC? Say no more. Yum!
3. 10-Minute Soy-Ginger Salmon - The Iron You
Photo: The Iron You
As you can see, seafood in general cooks pretty quickly, so it's a staple to have in the freezer for rushed nights like these. This is a poached salmon recipe, topped with a delicious soy-ginger glaze. Poaching the fish helps keep the fishy odor out of your kitchen, and also protects the integrity of the meat. Win-win!
4. Chick Pea Salad Sandwiches - Oh She Glows
Did you know that you can mash chickpeas for a texture that is reminiscent of tuna or chicken salad? If you didn't, we're here to tell you that you can! This particular chickpea salad recipe is loaded with tons of vegetables too, so you don't have to feel guilty about this healthy and easy sandwich recipe.
5. Rice Bowl with Fried Egg and Avocado - Bon Appetit
Photo: Yossi Arefi via Bon Appetit
Breakfast for dinner? Always a good idea. We bet even the littles will love this one. Filling carbs, muscle-building protein, and healthy fats are all at play, making this a perfectly balanced meal for anyone in the family.