Throw Together Meal Ideas for a Quick Lunch or Dinner
Sometimes the best way to make a meal is with minimal prep and no cooking at all. In addition to being easy on your schedule, this also gives you the chance to eat some raw foods that could greatly benefit your health by providing your body with a host of vital nutrients.
What are some of the best throw together meal ideas for a quick lunch or dinner that you and your family will love digging into? Check out a few options below.
Burritos could be so simple to make, as long as you have the ingredients on hand in your kitchen. All you need are fresh tortillas, some beans, some regular or non-dairy cheese, and some fresh vegetables like lettuce. You could even add other ingredients, such as avocado and olive oils, depending upon what you have available to fill up your tortilla.
With the right mix of ingredients, a simple salad could be the perfect way to fill you up without having to cook anything. Make it big and add in a variety of veggies, nuts, dried or fresh fruit, and your favorite dressing. You could also top your salad with croutons, olives, hempseeds, sunflower seeds, and avocado, as a few other examples. Experiment with throwing in ingredients that you find tasty. You may be surprised by how well they all work together when they are on top of a bed of mixed greens.
A Grain Bowl
Another filling and nutritious meal that is quick and easy to put together is a grain bowl. You could cook up some of your favorite grains in a pot with some water, so there’s no real prep or cooking involved. For example, you could make some rice or quinoa within a matter of minutes. Then add in whatever you want to complete the bowl. You could go with ingredients like nuts, chickpeas, beans, lentils, herbs, and vegetables of your choice. Your toppings might depend upon what grain you chose to use. For example, if you go with rice, beans will be a great complement, while quinoa might go better with some chickpeas and dried cranberries.
As you can see, you don’t need to go crazy every day to make a yummy lunch or dinner. Instead, with minimal effort, hardly any prep, and no cooking, you could have a hearty and nutritious meal that satisfies you and fills you up.