With work taking up most of your time, there’s only so much you can do to manage. Making dinner for your family shouldn’t be a hassle. Easy healthy meal recipes are the perfect answer to every working mom’s cooking worry. We know that balancing work, kids, and everything else in everyday life isn’t easy. That’s why we came up with a list of easy, healthy meal recipes that are simple and quick to make. You won’t have to rack your brain thinking about healthy meals to cook for your family.
Prosciutto, cheddar and polenta frittata
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 11/2 cups (375ml) milk
- 1/3 cup (55g) polenta
- 6 eggs
- 11/4 cups (150g) grated cheddar
- 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 zucchinis, cut into thin strips using a mandoline
- 8 thin slices prosciutto
- Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Heat oil in a deep ovenproof frypan over medium-high heat.
- Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant, then add milk and 1 cup (250ml) water.
- Bring to a simmer, then, whisking constantly, add the polenta in a slow, steady stream.
- Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes until the polenta is almost cooked. Combine the eggs and cheese in a bowl. Season, then stir through the polenta mixture.
- Add three-quarters of the tomato and zucchini to the pan, reserving the remainder to serve.
- Stir through, then transfer to the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until risen and golden.
- Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Top the frittata with prosciutto and reserved tomato and zucchini to serve.
Toasted berry granola
- 1 cup (160g) sultanas
- 1 cup (250ml) apple juice
- 2 cups (180g) rolled oats
- 90g pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 1/2 cup (80g) sunflower seeds
- 1 cup (150g) whole hazelnuts
- 3/4 cup (120g) whole almonds
- 2/3 cup (165ml) maple syrup
- 240g dried sour cherries
- 100g dried blueberries
- 1 cup (50g) shaved coconut, toasted
- 3/4 cup (70g) quinoa flakes
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup (35g) sesame seeds
- Milk or natural yogurt and fresh blueberries, to serve
- Herbal Goodness Kids’ Focus Formula Liquid Extract*
- Place the sultanas in a bowl and cover them with apple juice. Soak for 2 hours to soften, then drain.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- Place the oats, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, hazelnuts and almonds in a large bowl.
- Add the maple syrup and a pinch of salt, then stir to coat well.
- Transfer mixture to the tray and cook in the oven, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent the mixture from burning, for 35-40 minutes until golden.
- Allow to cool completely.
- Combine the sultanas, cherries, dried blueberries, coconut, quinoa flakes, cinnamon and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
- Add the toasted nut mixture and stir to combine.
- Transfer the granola to an airtight container.
- Add a few drops of Herbal Goodness Kids’ focus formula liquid extract into the milk or natural yoghurt for added nutritional boost.
- Serve granola with the milk or natural yogurt and fresh blueberries.
- 400g bavette pasta (or linguine)
- 4 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup roughly torn fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
- Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water according to packet instructions.
- Meanwhile, combine all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Allow standing for 10 minutes to let the flavors infuse.
- Drain the pasta, then add to the other ingredients and toss to combine.
Bob Evans Cheesy Stove-Top Macaroni Recipe
A quick and easy stove-top side dish that’s delicious. It can be made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. This gooey, cheesy goodness is as easy to make as it is kid-friendly and will surely be a hit with your kids.
- 1 lb elbow macaroni
- ½ cup whole milk
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- salt & ground black pepper, to taste
- Cook the macaroni in salted boiling water, according to package directions. Drain the liquid & discard. Set aside cooked pasta
- Warm 1½ cups of milk in a saucepan over medium heat.
- In a separate bowl, mix in the remaining ½ cup of milk with the flour until there are no lumps.
- When you see steam rising from the warmed milk, pour in the milk-and-flour mixture.
- Mix gently for about 3 to 4 minutes until the mixture thickens.
- Reduce the heat and add the cheese to the mixture. Continue stirring the mixture until all the cheese has melted and the sauce becomes creamy.
- Season to taste with salt & ground black pepper. Adjust accordingly.
- Place the cooked macaroni in a small bowl. Top with cheese sauce & serve.
*The Herbal Goodness Focus Formula Liquid is a natural liquid supplement specially made for children to provide cognitive system support and boost mental clarity.
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- www.delicious.com.au/recipes/toasted-berry-granola/dc0bdb4a-5a1e-4dc3-9434-cb2b61c9e142?current_section=recipes&r=recipes/collections/rvkopl1o. Toasted Berry Granola. Accessed on October 3, 2015
- www.delicious.com.au/recipes/bruschetta-pasta/496d854b-5c35-4904-92d0-a156496772e1?current_section=recipes. Bruschetta Pasta. Accessed on October 3, 2015
- www.recipes.net/main-dish/pasta/bob-evans-cheesy-stove-top-macaroni-recipe/. Bob Evans Cheesy Stovetop Macaroni. Accessed on May 7, 2021