This got me thinking about the "quick and easy" aspect. I'm not on a points based diet plan - I count calories and exercise. I too love quick and easy food. I have two kids to chase around (part of the exercise ;) and a house to de-chaos, so quick and easy works for me. I think many people are in the same boat.
I also think that for many people, quick and easy amounts to high calorie/additive and low nutrient food. Anyone can buy the ingredients for a salad or stir fry, but if you're starving, you want something right now.
The solution, then, would be to have a stock of right now foods that are also healthy. Here are some ideas...
- cheese strings
- granola bars
- apple sauce
- whole grain crackers
- homemade whole grain cookies
What healthy right now foods are in your kitchen? I'd love to hear more ideas!