Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Quick Tips: Making Fast, Healthy Meals
Making healthy meals doesn't have to take a lot of time or require
complicated recipes. There are many ways you can save time in the kitchen and
still eat delicious, healthy food. It's just a matter of having the right foods
on hand and learning how to take shortcuts in the kitchen.
Keeping commonly used foods in your kitchen can help
you pull together a quick meal in no time. Having frozen and canned foods and
foods with a long shelf life is helpful for those nights when you haven't had
time to go to the grocery store. Some basic ingredients to have are:
can find many foods already cut, washed, and ready to eat, such as:
You can make "almost
homemade" meals by starting with one or two prepared ingredients and then
adding your own fresh ingredients. Try the following ideas:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.