Fast & Simple Meals For Arthritis

A bowl of oatmeal with three blueberries
Everyone wants to save time and energy in the kitchen. It’s particularly important when aching joints from arthritis turn preparing a meal into a monumental task.

Here are some ideas for easy meals that take the strain off your hands and body and don’t wear you out. At the same time, they manage to deliver great taste, as well as the nutrition you need to limit swelling from arthritis and stay strong.

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And here’s a tip: when you are feeling up to cooking, make extra. That way, you’ll always have healthy food around to eat on your lower-energy days.

Frozen Meals for Bad Arthritis Days

Frozen entrees are quick and easy, especially when your arthritis is keeping you out of the kitchen. But they are notoriously high in sodium and low in fiber. If you know what to look for, there are plenty of good choices in the freezer aisle to serve as the centerpiece of a nutritious meal. Look for dishes that supply 800 milligrams of sodium or less; a minimum of 15 grams of protein; and at least four grams of fiber.