What to Eat Instead of Fast Food
13 quick-fix ideas to help you drive past the drive-through.
Healthy Meals at Home continued...
Cereal: With skim milk and fruit, it's a
great quickie supper, Zanecosky says. "Especially if you eat a hot entrée
at lunch in your office cafeteria, cereal is a great alternative. Add nuts,
dried cherries or cranberries, and skim milk, and you've got a well-balanced
Omelets: This tried-and-true favorite
happens fast -- especially when a few fixings are always on hand. "I buy
green, red, yellow peppers, sauté them with lots of onions, olive oil. They're
always sitting in the fridge," Zanecosky tells WebMD. "We might add
ham, chicken, or cheese, and the peppers."
Cook Big, Freeze Small: Once in a while,
cook up some large-volume food -- a big batch of soup, a hefty pan of lasagna,
lots of whole-wheat pasta, or rice, Moore suggests. Freeze it in small
containers for handy use later.
"I always have chili in the freezer," adds Zanecosky. "I make
big batches, loaded with sautéed peppers and onions, tomatoes -- but without
the beans. They get weird, cardboardy, when you freeze them. When I thaw the
chili, I just add a can of beans. Chili is a very healthy meal!"