8 Simply Healthy Meals Teens Can Make
Move over processed foods! If your teen prepares his own meals from time to time, you might worry that he might not be eating the healthiest of foods. Luckily, your teen doesn't need to be a wiz in the kitchen to make these simple recipes, and you'll rest easy knowing they are nutritious, too.
Pasta with Tomato Sauce
Pasta with red sauce is an obvious go-to favorite. This recipe uses fresh tomatoes to make a no-cook sauce that is simple to make, and adds an extra punch of nutrient-rich veggies for good measure.
Omelets are versatile and can easily be altered to suit your teen's taste. This basic omelet recipe is easy to follow, and she can add as many vegetables and herbs as she likes.
A tortilla filled with cheese and topped with veggie-rich salsa — what could be easier? Add some chicken or beef for added protein.
A salad loaded up with lots of vegetables, cheese, and protein (think hard-boiled eggs) is a filling, no-cook meal that can be prepared in a jiffy. Keep rinsed and chopped veggies and pre-boiled eggs on hand so your teen can whip one up when he is in a rush. This recipe for a radish and arugula salad is an easy recipe to start with. Here are 15 other salads your teen will be psyched to eat.
Make your own pre-made dough to have on hand for your teen to grab when he needs it. It freezes like a charm, and with just two other ingredients, pizza makes the perfect easy meal for your teen to prepare. Throw a few veggies on it (like peppers and onions) for a healthy topping.
Tuna melts are a very tasty and easy meal to make, and teens can easily follow this recipe to jazz it up with a little red pepper, lemon, and ketchup.
Refried beans, beef, or chicken all make a great taco base. Keep all the ingredients for this simple recipe on hand for an easy stand-by that your teen can throw together.
BLT's aren't the healthiest, but they can be a delicious treat every once in a while. Bacon can be cooked in the oven, so your teen can avoid sizzling grease on the stovetop. Add some toasty bread, ripe tomatoes, and crispy lettuce, and this sandwich is fit enough for even the hungriest teenager.