3 healthy, quick and easy home-cooked family meals

Life is hectic. There’s a lot going on every day. I need practical, quick and effective! Can you relate, fellow amazing mum?

I am a passionate healthy lifestyle mamma, I understand the importance of making healthy food choices but I am also busy. Good busy, productive busy, but still busy that I do not have the time, nor want to spend endless hours in the kitchen.

The habit of all sitting down at the family table at the end of a long day, eating a home cooked meal and sharing our ups and downs of today is something I truly love and nurture. We all spend most of the day apart and coming all together at night is precious to me. And I feel a good and healthy home-cooked meal creates and reinforces the values of living a purposeful life, aware of taking good care and nourishing our bodies optimally.

Home-cooked yes, healthy yes but quick and easy!

You know my thoughts on this. A healthy lifestyle is like a puzzle of multiple small healthy habits coming together to create an environment you can thrive in and from. Instoring healthy eating choices plays a paramount role in the creation of this environment.

But I am still not ready to spend hours in the kitchen.

To avoid overwhelm, chaos and frustration, we are pretty well organized in that domain. I say we because my husband plays an active role in our daily meal preparation as well, we share duties.

You can read more on our food budget organisation here: click here, and about healthy habit creations and meal prep tips here: click here

Today I am sharing with you, 3 healthy, quick and easy home-cooked meals for your family to enjoy! We love plant-based food, so those recipes are vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. Just the way we love our food to be!

3 healthy, quick and easy home-cooked family meals… here we go!

1- “Courgettes & Pasta” Bowl

This is a recipe that pleases everyone in our family. Pasta lovers as well as everyone cutting out on carbs! Quickly whip up a family meal that is healthy, colourful and filling!

Don’t get misled by the photo, there’s also real pasta involved for those who want, lol! And courgettes simply means Zucchinis in French.

Healthy, quick and easy home-cooked family meal Recipe 1: click here

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2 – Family Favorite Fried Rice

This recipe, in the suggested quantities, is ideal to cook up a storm. We are a family of 5 and for us, it is enough to serve 2 meals, usually dinner and lunch the next day. It freezes well too, Hello practicality!

Healthy, quick and easy home-cooked family meal Recipe 2: click here

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3 – Cauliflower Chickpea Masala

This recipe has kindly been provided by Sasha Thomas from Verily Fed.

Sasha has a way to talk about food that I enjoy and her love for healthy meals is just amazing. Therefore, I asked her if she would share her favourite recipe with my audience, and she kindly did.

Her cauliflower Chickpea Masala has become a family favourite in our household. You should try it. Sometimes we have it with potatoes instead of rice, just to mix it up.

Every week on Wednesdays, I share plant-based goodness on my 4uNaurally Facebook page. Make sure to like and follow my page to never miss out!

Healthy, quick and easy home-cooked family meal Recipe 3: click here

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 “A healthy lifestyle is like a puzzle of multiple small healthy habits coming together to create an environment you can thrive in and from” – Nat Carrel

Which one will you try first?

This blog has been inspired by my recipe collection on my Facebook page and the fact that it is now school holiday here in Queensland Australia.

Is it just my kids eating the house down during the school holiday?

Let me know in the comment section below!

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About the Author:
Natascha is firstly a wife and mum of 3, originally Swiss and a French native speaker, she lives in Queensland Australia. She also is a passionate online entrepreneur and author.
Natascha’s passion is to share the message of Living a Life of Purpose.
Her mission is to help other mums create more freedom to live their dream life while becoming healthier and happier!

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