10 Healthy Snacks and Meals That Don’t Involve a Lot of Cooking

In today’s post, I am sharing a few healthy snacks and meals that hardly require any cooking. They are quick and easy to prepare, plus they pack a powerful nutritional punch. What more can you ask for? To find out more, keep reading.

10 Healthy Snacks and Meals That Don’t Involve a Lot of Cooking

Let’s Wrap Things Up

Wraps are super versatile and yummy to pack for lunch or to prepare for a quick snack. For healthy options, you can include things like cucumber, tomatoes, sprouts, low-sodium canned chickpeas, veggies, etc. You can use low-fat mayonnaise or hummus to bind it together.

Low-Sodium Soup

Even soups that are considered healthy have a high salt content. However, there are also some that contain less salt. You can spruce up canned soup by adding veggies, chopped chicken, and leftover brown rice. For a hint of added flavour you can add shaved Parmesan cheese.

Boiled Eggs

It is super quick to boil eggs, and they offer excellent on-the-go snacks for when the hunger cravings kick in. They are also a good source of protein, zinc, low saturated fat, iron, antioxidants, and copper. They are highly versatile too. You can add them to salad, into your breakfast bowl, on toast, or just as is.

Pre-Cooked Whole Grains

Whole grains like quinoa or brown rice are good sources of fiber and are useful in lowering your risk of diabetes 2, heart disease, and colon cancer. You can serve it with precooked meat and vegetables for a hearty meal option.

Canned Tuna or Salmon

Salmon or tuna offers excellent quick meal options that you can enjoy on toast, in salads, or with vegetables.

Deli Chicken

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, why not buy a rotisserie chicken or smoked deli chicken to enjoy with a salad or vegetables? Be sure to look for chicken that is low in salt and USDA-certified organic for the healthiest option.

Pre-Cooked Chicken Strips

Lean pre-cooked chicken strips pair well with vegetables and whole grain. Be sure to buy lean grilled strips, or you can buy chicken fillets and cut them into thin strips before tossing them into a pan with olive oil to fry. I sometimes just add salt and pepper and place them in the microwave until cooked. They make great additions to salads and are delicious.

Frozen Vegetables

Frozen veggies like green beans contain the same nutrients as fresh produce. They are convenient since no shucking, shelling, or soaking is needed before cooking. Simply heat them in the microwave or on the stovetop. Frozen veggies contain less salt than canned varieties, plus you can add them to canned soup, salads, or brown rice.

Apple

Apples are wholesome and rich in fiber. They are also incredibly versatile and can be paired with various things.

  • Dip apple wedges into nut butter, like almond, cashew, or peanut, or enjoy them with cheese slices.
  • Chop dates and apples and add them to quick-cooking oats before adding hemp or chia with a hint of cinnamon for a healthy breakfast option.
  • Add dried fruits, nuts, and slices of fresh apple or pear and add them to a bowl of oats with a hint of cinnamon and lemon.

Bean Salad

You can use canned beans like kidney beans, green beans, garbanzo, and cannellini and mix them with chopped avocados and vegetables for a complete meal. You can also make a delicious wrap, adding beans and leafy collard greens.

Final Thoughts

Well, there you have it! I hope you will give some of these healthy snacks and meals a try. They don’t require a lot of cooking and are packed with wholesome goodness.

Sending you much love, light, and nutritional vibes!

Anthea

 

 

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