10 Must-Have Products to Make Easy Meals

Meals in less than 15-minutes are my jam!

Help!¬† These nights and days are busier than expected, but that is okay, I am doing my best! ūüėČ

What I have learned the last few weeks since school has started, keep a few staple products on hand each week to make SUPER simple meals. 

And honestly, these days, I really don’t meal prep, but I do have an idea of what to eat with a few short cut products.¬†¬†

What you need for the week

When time is crunched, using a cooked or pre-cooked protein saves so much time for making a meal each night. 

Here are some of my favorite short cut proteins: 

Protein sources found in the freezer: 

Quick proteins for sheet pan dinners

I like to keep chicken sausage or shrimp stocked in the frig and freezer to throw together a quick sheet pan dinner. 

There is no right or wrong way to make a sheet pan, click on the picture to show you how I put this together. 

Potatoes in the air fyer!

If you have not tried potatoes in the air fryer Рplease make this a priority! 

They are delicious and so easy to make in about 10 minutes.  Here is a link to the silicone air fryer liner. 

Cut baby potatoes, in half or chop up a large potato or sweet potato and place in the air fryer.  Drizzle a little olive oil and season with everything but the bagel seasoning onto potatoes. 

An inexpensive side for any meal Рa favorite at my house! 

Stir-fry shortcuts

I was impressed with this simple meal.   Here are the products you need: 

Sweet treats!

  • Frozen mixed fruit blends are a staple!¬† So many fun ways to use them such as in a homemade sorbet recipe.¬†

This is the easiest recipe ever!¬†Here’s what you need:¬†

  • 4 cups frozen fruit (any kind)¬†
  • 2 bananas¬†
  • (may need one or two tablespoons of water or milk to help it mix smoothly)
  • Blend together in a food processor and enjoy!¬†
  • Click on the picture for video
Here are some of my favorite blends: 
I hope this guide is helpful for you to put together SUPER easy and delicious meals! 

Check out the podcast episode for more details about each item. 

Thank you for spending your time here! 

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist, mom to three kiddos (+ dog), book/podcast lover, and fan of all foods.  My mission is help you stop stressing about what to eat, ditch those diet rules, and take on a simple, balanced approach to mindful eating. 

I hope you enjoy my quick tips for keeping food simple, healthy, and fun!  

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