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Healthy Meal Ideas for Girls on the Go

 
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Are you constantly trying to think of fun new meal ideas that are healthy and easy to make? Trying to lead a busy, fulfilling lifestyle and worrying about eating right can be a challenge, especially as the two go hand in hand. It's important for your body to be strong and healthy, and just as important for your mind to be clear and focused—which is why you need to eat nutritious, well-balanced meals. It takes a little extra work and a little more brainpower, but choosing the healthy option will help you in the long run. We've put together some lunch and dinner options to try at home, and also some tips for choosing better meals.

1. Lentil and Vegetable Soup

There are so many different recipes for this classic, which is perfect to cook on the weekend and keep in plastic containers for lunches and dinners during the week. Lentils are a great source of protein and help to fill you up.

2. The Buddha Bowl

This is a great, easy salad to make in the morning and take for your lunch. It's also super healthy for you, and you can add whatever vegetables you like!

3. Steamed Fish

Fish, particularly salmon, is an excellent healthy dinner, and is so easy to make. Simply take a fillet of fish, drizzle it with a little oil, place a slice of lemon on it, and wrap in foil. Put it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes and your fish is cooked. Enjoy it with a light salad. Easy and healthy!

4. Work Lunches

When grabbing food on your lunch hour, opt for a salad with a lot of colorful vegetables and no dressing. Avoid Caesar salad—the croutons and dressing make it fattening—and pick two or three go-to places that you know serve healthy, quick meals.

5. Nut Pesto

Pesto is a fantastic way to add healthy nuts—a fantastic source of protein—to your diet. You can add pesto to chicken, fish, or whole-wheat pasta, and even use it as a spread on a sandwich. Make sure you read the ingredients so you don’t choose a pesto with too much sugar or salt. Better yet, make your own by blending pine nuts, walnuts, and almonds, basil, olive oil, a clove of garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a food processor.

Information sourced from BuddhaBowl.com & Frank Lipman, M.D.