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Quick and Easy To Prepare Meals

Cooking Tips

There’s no doubt about it: these days we are just too busy. Like most families we are working, tending to kids, taking care of home tasks, preparing meals, paying bills, shopping, traveling, and if time and money allows, we fit in some kind of recreation. Whether a household has two parents that hold jobs or one works and the other stays home to take care of the house and kids, it is a pleasure and a relief to find ideas for quick and easy meals. Preparing quick recipes will help in allowing more time to be spent on relationships, activities we love, and quiet time to reflect and replenish our energy. Here are three shared recipes to try.

Quick

4 to 6 already skinned boneless chicken breasts
2 cloves garlic
1 packet French onion soup mix
1 can chopped mushrooms
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
1 cup sour cream
2 cups milk
salt & pepper

Brown chicken with garlic. Place breasts in butter greased casserole dish. Sprinkle onion soup mix evenly on chicken and add cut mushrooms on top. Spread sour cream on top of that. Pour milk over the chicken dish. Bake at 350 degrees for ½ hour. The chicken should be very tender and moist. (7- 10 min. Prep time) Serves 4 to 6

Easy Broccoli Casserole

2 packages frozen cut broccoli
1 can Campbells cream of mushroom soup
1 can Campbells cream of celery soup
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Ritz cracker crumbs

Boil frozen broccoli just until tender (or as suggested on frozen package).
Drain the broccoli and pour into lightly greased casserole dish. Add creamed mushroom and creamed celery soup. Sprinkle grated cheese. Crush Ritz crackers (enough to evenly sprinkle over top). Sprinkle the Ritz. Dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for ½ hour or until the top is golden brown. (About 10 min. Prep time) Depending on portions-can serve 4 to 8.

Fluffy Fruit Salad

1 can fruit cocktail, drained
½ cup coconut
½ cup sour cream
½ cup small marshmallows

Mix ingredients together in bowl. Place in bowl or mold and cool in refrigerator.

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Who said Noodles Cant Be Healthy?

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For such lazy times! You can digg out your favourite packet of instant noodles and turn it into a complete and nutritional noodle meal which will make a quick and easy dinner!

It is always handy to keep some instant noodles at home as they’re a good quick meal when you’re just too busy to cook a heavy meal. However, with some creativity, you can always make a bowl of noodles into a healthy meal!

Try adding these healthy ingredients:

Vegetables:

Search your fridge for some healthy greens such as lettuce, mushrooms or carrots. If you don’t keep fresh food in your house, stock up, so you can toss them into the noodles.

Dried food:

You can soak a few dried mushrooms or dried soy bean skin in with your noodles for instant added nutrition.

Meat:

Meat can be a very tasty ingredient to add with your noodles Meat can also come in handy if you have nothing to cook but need the added protein!

Eggs:

Eggs are a great addition to alot of recipes. To make your noodles that extra bit tastier, scramble 1 or 2 eggs with black pepper and mix it with your noodles!

2 Quick Healthy Recipes For You and Your Family To Enjoy!

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Heres 2 quick recipe ideas to get you started on a journey to creating those quick healthy food ideas which will not take up alot of your time!

Recipe 1:

Tuna Salad

Ingredients:1 tin of tuna
low fat Mayonnaise or salad cream
Salad (lettuce, cress, carrots, cucumbers or onions)
Black pepper (optional)

This is very good quick and healthy recipe which is very easy to prepare and will not take up too much time. First, find a decent size bowl which is where the tuna salad will be prepared. Open the tin of tuna, drain the oil, then empty the tuna into the bowl.

Next, open a bottle of mayonnaise or salad cream and pour half of the contents into the bowl of tuna while mixing. Mixing the tuna is important so that the tuna does not end up looking too lumpy.

Wash the lettuce or cucumber in warm water, this is to properly wash off any small insects that may be found while preparing. After washing, put salad into the bowl of tuna and mix. Add black pepper and these you have it……Tuna Salad

Optional ingredients include:

olive oil
croutons
tomatoes
anchovies

Recipe 2:

Banana and oat Smoothie

Here is another idea to add to your list of great cooking tips! Even though the idea of a porridge drink does not sound too appetizing, this drink really is delicious and extremely healthy. Porridge has been proven to lower cholesterol, and having this drink will be a great addition to your healthy diet plan.

Ingredients:400ml cold milk (semi skimmed)
2 bananas
2 table spoons of Porridge Oats
Honey (optional)
4 ice cubes

To make a delicious healthy porridge oat smoothy, put all of the ingredients listed above in a blender, and blend for one minute and drink immediately.