Quick and easy recipes for busy people

Healthy easy recipes

How many times do you get home from work after a stressful day and reach for convenience food or the take-out menu? I have been guilty of this in the past, and for those of us with kids to feed and look after, the temptation is even stronger. My manorexia does not allow unhealthy food at any point and so I have to be proactive with my meal plans.

This article is designed to provide you with some tips and tricks to ensure your mid-week meals are healthy and nutritious. Healthy easy recipes are available and I will share some of my favourites here.

This may sound at odds with what we want to achieve, but I have found a way to make Pizza, quick easy and not so fattening. Here is a healthy easy recipes for Pizza which you can make any night of the week and are definitely child proof:

Rocket and prosciutto pizza


Olive oil

1 glove chopped garlic

1 tin chopped tomatoes

1 ready made pizza base

1 x 125g ball of mozzarella (get the light version)

1 x packet of prosciutto

Rocket (a handful)

balsamic vinegar to finish



Heat a non-stick pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Fry the garlic for 2 minutes and then add the tomatoes and a pinch of sugar. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until thickened.

Warm the oven to 220c or gas mark 7. Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza base leaving a small border. Top with the mozzarella for 10-15 minutes until golden. To serve, add the prosciutto and scatter with Rocket and balsamic vinegar.

This is approximately 450 calories per serving. Serve with a nice green salad and the whole family will be happy! Healthy easy recipes all in 30 minutes.


Healthy easy recipe tips

I find that to ensure you eat well in the week that planning your menu on a sunday is the best thing to do. I will sit down with the recipe books and work out what we are going to eat for the entire week. Usually one of us will be out on one day and Friday's often revolve around the social plans, so I often discount them.

By sitting down to plan a menu I write a list of all of the ingredients we need and anything else we need to the week. This is a great cost cutting exercise and I have managed to cut the weekly food bill by about 50% by just going shopping for the items we need, rather than impulse buying lots of items from which we cannot put together a meal!

I recommend subscribing to a food magazine of recipe blog, as the cost of the subscription will be far out-weighed by the savings you will make on the weekly shop. 

Sunday evenings for me are a glass of red wine, a cookery magazine and a pen and paper. Its actually really relaxing and ensures cost savings and healthy easy recipes all week long. Give it a go and let me know the results!