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Healthy Meal Ideas for the Entire Family

Now that school is back in session, I’ve been feeling a little more pressure as time isn’t as plentiful as it was a month ago. From the minute my son gets off the school bus the time begins ticking away. We have to do homework, shower, prepare/eat dinner, brush teeth, pick up and get in bed all before 7:30-8:00 p.m.. It may not seem like a lot, but considering I have a 1 year old in the mix, it can be overwhelming if I don’t have a plan.

Aside from homework, the most time-consuming job is preparing dinner. I love to cook, but when I’m short on time it’s hard to prepare a good, solid meal for the family…at least that’s how it feels sometimes. Sure, it would be easy to pop in a pizza (and sometimes I do) and call it good, but that really isn’t feasible for every night of the week nor is it good for my family to eat that much processed food in a week.

I’m sure many of you are in agreement that meal preparation is a time-consuming job, but one that is important. I know I’m not the only one who wants to prepare healthy, well-rounded meals for my family. Therefore, I thought I would share a couple of the meals I prepare during the school week because they are quick, easy and healthy.

Zucchini Lasagna: Ingredients:

Sliced Zucchini (1/4” thick – about 2 ½ cups) 1 lb. ground turkey ½ c. onion 2 large tomatoes, diced 2 cans tomato paste ¾ t. dried oregano ¾ t. dried basil ¾ t. dried thyme ½ c. water 1 egg 1 c. low-fat ricotta ¾ c. mozzarella cheese 1.5 t. flour


Boil zucchini for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside. Fry…