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Looking for some quick meal, grab and go healthy snack ideas. Like alot of people, full time job, wife and kid, daily rides whenever a free couple of hours. Always looking for time to eat properly.

Anybody like to share some favorites as I'm running out of ideas and looking to change it up a bit.
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Lately I've been making giant fruit salads in a container. It takes a few minutes to cut it all up, but then you can just scoop some into a bowl whenever you get the urge to snack.

Same concept, cut up potatoes, onions, and peppers. Put on a tray with some olive oil and oregano. Put under the broiler for 20-30 mins. Store in the fridge, scoop into a bowl and microwave for snacking.
Prepare some potatoes at the start of the week and keep them in the fridge.
Sliced apples are always a good snack and the salad in a container is what I made for lunch today(chicken & walnut). The company "Back to Nature" makes some good Trail Mixes of which I love the Nantucket Blend. However its always sold out in my local grocery store. Then when I know I wont be able to have a meal for a while during activity I mix their Pistachio/Cashew/Almond Blend with raisins and beef jerky (1:1:1) for a satisfying snack to keep me going all day.
Two of my favorite quick meals:

Chicken sandwiches on sprouted wheat toast -
While the bread is toasting, cook frozen chicken breast pieces in skillet with pepper, garlic and lemon juice. Serve with pickles, lettuce, tomatos and mayo -- or other preferred dressing.

Crispy salmon & sauteed spinach -
Heat cast iron skillet to med-high. Season a thin salmon filet with salt and pepper and other spices as desired. (I use frozen pre-packaged 4 oz filets for this dinner.) Add a small amount of olive oil and the filet. Cook on one side until crispy then flip and cook the other, about 5 minutes per side. Cover and let steam if the interior isn't finished by the time the second side is crispy. Remove from pan and let rest on plate.

Add a small a mount of olive oil and raw spinach to pan with minced garlic and salt. Cook down while stirring (> 1 minute) and transfer to plate. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and a swirl of balsamic syrup. Serve with raw veggies.

(It's hard to cook enough spinach for more than one or two in a skillet. You want at least half a pound per person and it starts out pretty bulky.)

I keep raw veggies cleaned and sliced up in the fridge. When I'm really in a hurry, veggies + hummus + pita bread is pretty filling. It doesn't take long to bake a potato (or sweet potato) in the microwave either.

I also cook on weekends and freeze leftovers. Casseroles like lasagne freeze very well in separate containers and can go to lunch with me or get heated up for a fast dinner.
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I've started making this and it is awesome - totally natural, you make a bunch and put it in the fridge and eat it for the next week or so and takes 20 minutes to make:

brown rice & lentils cooked in a rice cooker
2 cans tuna fish in water
1 can garbanzo beans
2 tsp olive oil
a little soy sauce
a glob of peanut butter

you just open up the ingredients and dump them in a bowl and throw it in a fridge. Really easy.

And there you have an awesome meal that's all protein and carbs without any artificial fillers. It's great. Try it, 20 minutes of work for a weeks worth of food. :) Breakfast, lunch and dinner too if you want. Y
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