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Healthy Mealtime Foods for the Super Busy

Healthy Mealtime Foods for the Super Busy

Best of Breakfast

Kashi GOLEAN Crunch! Honey Almond Flax Cereal

This fiber-filled cereal is packed with almonds and just the right amount of sweetness. It contains 9 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber per each 200-calorie cup. In addition, it has an added dose of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the flax.

Notable note: To give hot cereal just a little more panache, mix in dried cranberries or cherries, plus a generous amount of chopped, roasted almonds just before serving. Serve with skim milk and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Kellogg's Smart Start Healthy Heart Bar, Cinnamon

These bars have the same flavor as a Cinnabon, but this bar is a much healthier start to your day. It's a tasty, 150-calorie breakfast with benefits for your heart, thanks to the 350 milligrams of potassium and oat bran.

Lender's New York Style 100 percent Whole Wheat Bagel

This bagel has a nice, chewy texture and a lot of nutritional merit. Each 270-calorie batel has a stunning 10 grams of fiber (more than one-third of your daily requirement) and twice the protein of most 6-ounce yogurts.

Amy's Kitchen Vegetarian Breakfast Patties

Even meat lover's enjoy these! Have one on an English muffin with a slice of low-fat cheese and a poached egg for a hearty breakfast.

Best of Lunch

Lean Cuisine Chicken, Spinach and Mushrooms Panini

Healthy Lunch The crispy bread in this entree makes a super backdrop to the peppers and cheese. Less than 300 calories and 8 grams of fat (3.5 saturated) buys you a flavorful sandwich with 5 grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein.

Campbell's Select Healthy Request, Mexican Style Chicken Tortilla

This is a very satisfying soup filled with white meat chicken, black beans, corn kernels and tortilla chips. It has hints of cilantro and lime juice that give it an authentic flavor. A 1-cup serving is a trim 130 calories, and has 3 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein. Unlike many soups, this one has a reasonable 480 milligrams of sodium. It even has a pop-top lid for convenience.

Arnold Whole Grain Classics, Double Fiber Sandwich Bread

Sweet and wheaty; perfect for a turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich, this bread is made with 100 percent whole-wheat flour and has 5 grams of fiber in each 90-calorie slice. That is twice the amount in regular wheat bread. Each slice also has 10 percent of your daily calcium needs plus vitamin D to help you absorb it.

Kraft South Beach Diet Caramel Peanut Crisp Meal Replacement Bar

This 210-calorie bar is a quick source of energy with 19 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber (and a nice array of minerals and vitamins).

Best of Dinner

Archer Farms Southwest Blend

Healthy Dinner Good for a side dish to your dinner, this vegetable and grain blend is a nutritious mixture of chewy wheat kernels, crunchy corn, kidney beans and sweet pineapple. Steam it right in its bag for six minutes for a no-muss, no-fuss vegetable side item with just 80 calories and 2 grams of fat per two-thirds cup serving with a reasonable 220 milligrams of sodium.

Kashi All-Natural Entrees, Black Bean Mango

Sweet, mango flavor and the chewiness of whole grains. This combination of healthy black beans, roasted red peppers and whole grains in a tangy mango sauce is also loaded with vitamin A and Iron. In addition, it weighs in at a trim 340 calories, and contains no cholesterol, grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, and 100 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement.

Kraft South Beach Diet, Chicken Basilico with Rotini

Enjoy this savory dinner of chicken in a creamy basil sauce with whole-wheat rotinin and crispy vegetables. This meal is very satisfying for only 280 calories and 10 grams of fat (0 trans, 2.5 saturated). With 7 grams of fiber and 27 grams of protein, this meal will keep you satisfied longer than most frozen dinners.

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