Sometimes you need something more than a snack but you aren’t hungry enough for an entire meal. Or maybe you don’t have enough time to prepare an entire meal. At times like this it is very easy to grab a quick microwave meal or a buttery bagel but those certainly aren’t the healthiest options. Here are a few of my favorite healthy “mini meals” that are incredibly quick to make and offer great nutrition! They won’t fill you up as much as a complete meal but they will satisfy your hunger for when you are in a crunch! Enjoy!
1. Avocado toast
This is a classic. Avocado toast is not only delicious but it is very quick and easy to make. Simply pop a piece of whole wheat bread into your toaster and get an avocado ready. You can either cut the avocado into thin slices to place on top of the toast or you can mash it up to make it more of a spread. Once your toast is done, top it with the avocado. Feel free to add other toppings as well. I personally like to add chopped nuts and chia seeds because I like the added crunch!
2. Pita bread and hummus
This is one of my favorite light meals because it takes hardly any time to prepare. I like to put a piece of whole wheat pita bread in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it up but you could also use an oven. I then scoop about two tablespoons of hummus into a small dish so that I can dip my pita bread into it. That’s it! It’s a delicious combination that takes seconds to make.
3. Cheese and whole wheat crackers
This is the definitely the lightest meal out of the three, so it is perfect for when you just need a quick pick-me-up. It is incredibly straightforward; grab some cheese and crackers and put them on a plate! Since this is a “healthy” option, I suggest using whole wheat crackers. If you want to add some more bulk to this light meal, add fruits or some hard boiled eggs.