After a hectic day, there’s nothing better than sitting down to a healthy, home-cooked meal. But if you think that it takes too much time, think again. The key is being prepared and planning ahead. Make sure your kitchen is stocked with nutritious staples such as whole-wheat pastas, brown rice, beans, canned tomatoes, and fresh and frozen veggies so that you can throw together a wholesome meal with minimum fuss and effort.

Healthy Dinner Ideas

Double up on the recipe.

It takes the same time to make a double batch of your favourite pasta sauce as it does a single serving. So make 2 batches and freeze.

Go for one-pot meals.

Making chili in a slow cooker, for example, can give you all the carbs, protein, and nutrients in just one bowl. Again, consider doubling up on the recipe for quick, healthy meals.

Use Ensure®.

To satisfy your sweet tooth after a meal, make up a delicious treat like Ensure® popsicles and stock them in your freezer. That way you won’t be as tempted to reach for a rich dessert.

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Broccoli casserole recipe made with cheese and Vanilla Ensure® Regular

Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe

Casseroles are great as they require little preparation. Once this meal is in the oven, take a little time for yourself!

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* From a survey of 1,038 independent-living adults aged 50+ who added 1 serving of Ensure® Protein Max 30 g per day for at least 5 days over a 2-week period, compared to control group (p<0.0001).

Canadian formulation is similar to the one used in the survey. Applies to Chocolate and Vanilla flavours.

† Compared to one serving (235 mL) of Ensure® Regular.
‡ Per 330-mL serving.

§ Brand of oral nutritional supplements.

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