Two people cooking in a kitchen

 

Written by Lexie Graf

 

Grief affects all facets of life, including your daily eating habits. Oftentimes, after losing a loved one, family members feel their energy levels decrease. It becomes harder to maintain healthy habits such as eating healthy, balanced meals.

 

For the first few weeks after a death, families typically receive homecooked meals from loved ones. But what about when the casseroles stop? It’s important to get back into a routine of eating well in order to stay healthy.

 

Since we understand that in the early stages of grief it’s hard to do everyday tasks, we’ve compiled some healthy and easy meals grieving families can make.

 

Blackened Tilapia

This blackened tilapia recipe serves a family of four and only takes 25 minutes to make. All the spices will make you feel like you’re eating something gourmet without all the effort. You can top it with the salsa in the recipe or serve it with this sweet and spicy pineapple salsa instead.

 

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

These fajitas are easy to make and are an excellent source of protein. Prep time is only 15 minutes and the rest of the time they are broiling in your oven, wafting delicious smells into your kitchen.

 

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

This recipe is a part of the Whole30 Program which encourages people to eat less processed foods and sugar. All these fresh ingredients will reenergize your family and inspire you to continue more healthy habits.

 

Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken

Since this dish is vegetable and chicken heavy, your family will get all sorts of protein and other nutrients from it. If you’re looking for a low-carb option, you can swap out the pasta for veggie noodles (carrots and zucchini tend to be the most popular).

 

Roasted Shrimp and Poblano Salad

Chock-full of veggies, this recipe is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It can be served as a side salad or as your entrée. Since the lime juice is the main dressing, you’ll finish this meal feeling refreshed.

 

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