Instead of rushing through the market after work stock your cupboard with healthy foods to create an easy soup , stir fry,omelette,pizza, wrap sandwich. Choose from the following: Reduced sodium broth, quick cooking barley, add leftover vegetables or fresh; Stir fry some peppers,onions, mushrooms and add left over meats or canned/packaged beans (pinto, black beans,cannellini beans) for protein. Brown rice or quinoa, whole grain couscous are also a good base for stir fry meals. A lowfat sauce can be made with broth, seasonings and corn starch for thickener. Turn a pita pocket into a complete meal with chopped romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, halved,add chunks of cooked chicken or tuna fish, or 3 oz. of lowfat, low salt cold cuts. Quick meal ideas are a good fit for springtime when many families have children engaged in sports. If your children are old enough, ask for their help in assisting with meal preparation activities.