Struggling with planning and preparing healthy family meals? It’s a constant challenge but finding the right recipes that fit the bill is a win worth celebrating. To help ease some of your food-prep worries and level up your healthy family meal plans, bookmark this collection of easy healthy meals. Your family’s meal times will never be the same again!
Healthy Family Meals To Make Everybody Happy
1. Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
Pancakes are beautiful breakfast classic that’s versatile and customizable. Here are moist and fluffy vegan pancakes made healthier with ground-up oats and applesauce. Who wouldn’t love to wake up to the wonderful smell of pancakes in the morning?
2. Roasted Pear And Fig Oatmeal
This roasted pear and fig oatmeal is an inexpensive, simple and tasty way to add flavor and more nutrition to regular oatmeal. You can actually use any fruit if pears aren’t in season. Seeds and nuts will also add some extra crunch and fiber.
3. Spicy Tofu Scramble
The key ingredient that makes this scrumptious spicy tofu scramble taste and smells just like eggs is the seasoning that provides a healthy boost. If you want to make this even healthier, you can opt to add veggies. This is a meal your family will love!
4. Vanilla Blueberry Muffins
These delicious vanilla blueberry muffins aren’t just easy and quick to whip up but also gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. They have all the goodness found in classic oatmeal — it’s a fancy twist on a classic that’s also easy to grab.
5. Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Fruit smoothies are a fast and healthy option both kids and adults really love. It seems strawberry and banana is a crowd favorite, making this the easiest and simplest option to give to your family. But keep in mind that when it comes to smoothies, the combinations are limitless. You can even throw in some greens for an extra healthy boost!
6. Blender Whole Wheat Waffles
This breakfast recipe is very easy — you’ll have this ready in no time at all. You’re all set with just the waffle maker and a blender. Despite being whole wheat, these are light and fluffy. Take note, any leftovers can be frozen up to one month. If you make a large batch you and the whole family will be able to enjoy homemade waffles whenever you feel like it.
7. Chicken And Potatoes With Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce
Chicken and potatoes are baked to perfection, then topped with a luscious cream sauce that is the perfect blend of spinach, garlic and cheese. A complete meal in one!
8. One-Skillet Balsamic Chicken And Veggies
This one-skillet balsamic chicken and veggies meal will make your busy weeknights a little more simple. Plus, it’s also deliciously healthy. It has a tangy-sweet balsamic sauce that coats the luscious chicken and crisp vegetables!
9. Vegan Cauliflower Leek Casserole
This vegan cauliflower leek casserole has a surprising little kick to it. It’s made with simple ingredients, easy to prepare, and can be served with your favorite starches. If your family’s mood calls for some comfort food, this will surely hit the spot.
10. Vegan Mac And Cheese
Pasta is everyone’s all-time favorite. It’s easy and quick to make. And it’s super versatile! This healthy vegan mac and cheese with some crunchy broccoli and whole grain pasta are incredibly creamy — your little ones won’t be able to tell there isn’t actually any cheese!
11. Biscuit-Topped Chicken Pot Pie
Combine some frozen mixed vegetables, diced potatoes, biscuit dough, and cooked chicken for a more convenient alternative to traditional chicken pot pie. You’ll be surprised at the tasty, veggie-packed dinner you’ll have ready in under 45 minutes.
12. Broccoli Wings
Chicken wings are a popular finger food and everyone loves them. But have you tasted broccoli wings? You’re missing out if you haven’t! Simply chop a whole broccoli into bite-sized pieces and coat them with a flavorful batter — made with gluten-free flour, hot sauce, garlic and few easy to find spices. Bake them for 20-25 minutes and your dinner is ready. When you perfect the right blend of spices and sauce, there’s no doubt your family will be hooked.
13. Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake
Tuna pasta bake is a true family favorite and this simple recipe uses pantry staples to create a healthy meal the whole family will love. Tuna is protein-rich and a good source of healthy oils and fats great for adults, while the carbohydrates in the pasta will give everyone an energy boost.
14. Beef And Vegetable Stir-Fry
The beef and vegetable stir-fry is a fast option for dinner time. It’s a low-calorie choice but will keep everyone full for a long time because of the protein. Plus, it’s the perfect recipe to get everyone in the family eating veggies.
15. Turmeric Rice Burrito Bowl
If you love burritos but want to do away with effort or added calories from flour tortillas, why not simplify? Just toss the ingredients together in a bowl. This mouthwatering meal is made with turmeric rice, black beans, kale, bell pepper and more. Add or omit ingredients to suit your taste and whatever is readily available in your pantry.
16. Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas
If you have some extra time over the weekend, why not use it to treat the whole family to these delectable butternut squash black bean enchiladas? It’s real soul food, great for the gloomy cold days and is truly satisfying.
17. Healthy Sweet And Sour Chicken
This healthy sweet and sour chicken recipe is packed with flavors that start a party inside your mouth. Forget about ordering take-out and welcome this easy and healthier version of the classic Asian dish into your home.
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Which of these healthy family meals are you planning to try at home? Let us know in the comments section below.