If your life is like just about everyone else's, then you know how hard it is to make healthy meals you can use no matter how busy you are at the moment you get hungry. Here are 10 healthy meal ideas you can use today, and any day. A little prep and a bit of smart shopping will take care of the rest.


Burritos - I love eggs for breakfast, but that doesn't mean I'm stuck with a plateful of the same thing every day. Pick up some sprouted grain tortillas. Scramble some whole, organic eggs using a spot of organic butter, some sea salt, some fresh herbs and even a slice of nitrite/nitrate free bacon. Wrap in the tortilla and breakfast is ready.

Oatmeal - Oatmeal provides excellent levels of fiber, carbohydrates which digest slowly and taste great. You don't have to worry about spending half an hour over the stove making it either. 5 minute steel cut oats are the perfect morning option. I alternate between tossing some raw almonds and blueberries on top and mixing in an egg or two during the last minute of cooking. Both choices taste great, it just depends on what I'm in the mood for.

It would be so nice if we just wished for healthy meal ideas to appear fully formed, on our plates and it was so. Unfortunately, this isn't the way the world operates. In order to have healthy meals we need to plan for them.

That planning begins even before we head to the supermarket, continues through food shopping and doesn't end until the cooking is done and the meal is on the plate.

That said, it is not all that hard to adjust your grocery list, your cooking style and your current meals to accommodate your desire for good food. Here are tips which can help you succeed, from start to finish.

The Grocery List

Take a look at one of your old shopping lists. Do you see things such as cookies, chips, bread, milk, cheese on it? You know that these things aren't ideal if your goal is good health.

Wheat products are notoriously bad for you, even whole wheat. Dairy products which have been processed by pasteurization have lost their digestive enzymes, making them hard to digest, and preprocessed snacks have little nutrition and plenty of fat.

If you are looking for healthy meal ideas, you are not alone. Many people are taking control of their health, learning how to prevent chronic and life threatening illnesses and living longer, healthier lives. Below, you will see a couple of popular menus, along with advice for making them healthier, without sacrificing taste.

Steak & Baked Potato

Although it is still the favorite of many, the ever popular beef steak is not the best choice for anyone that wants to live a long life, free of chronic disease. A good alternative is a salmon steak and a baked sweet potato or yam.

Salmon is delicious and it is also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the health of your heart and circulatory system. Beef steak contains some omega-3s, but the concentration of omega-6s is much higher.

Higher intake of omega-6s, combined with low intake of omega-3 causes systematic or chronic inflammation, which plays a role in heart disease and cancer.

The omega-3 found in beef is not the same as those found in salmon and other types of fatty fish. In fact, fish and seafood are the only dietary sources of DHA and EPA, two of the most important omega-3s.