Although it makes me cringe to say so, one of my biggest personal weaknesses is the tendency to eat whatever is easy to prepare and readily available. And that means I tend to eat way too much junk food! If you’re like me and prefer to make quick and easy meals part of your repertoire, then I would like to introduce you to 5 healthy meals you can make under 5 minutes.
Let’s start with breakfast! Eggs or an egg white omelet is full of healthy nutrients and protein. For extra flavor, consider adding feta cheese, Greek yogurt, or hummus for even more of a protein boost. For the recipe, click this link here.
Tuna Salad, Chickpea Salad, or Chicken Salad
Salads are pretty simple once you get the hang of how they work, and they are the best option if healthy eating is your goal. If you’re like me and you’d like to add something rich and salty, try adding ingredients like olives, goat cheese, chipotle dressing, or avocado. Keep the dressing in a separate container before it’s time to eat, along with anything that won’t play well with the other ingredients, like avocado.
Lentil Soup with Vegetables
Lentils are chock-full of protein, fiber, and iron, but alone they’re boring. That’s why I try jazzing it up by purchasing canned lentil soup and then adding some veggies. I borrow liberally from this Food Network recipe for lentil soup that adds plenty of chopped carrots, onions, tomatoes, and celery. This is comfort food that won’t make you feel guilty afterwards!
Spinach Artichoke Turkey Panini
I love panini sandwiches! This easy recipe consists of fresh turkey, spinach artichoke dip, and sun-dried tomatoes. If you buy pre-made dip and already sliced turkey, then lunch basically makes itself. Sorry, Panera, but this may be my new favorite panini sandwich. Thank you, Whitney Bond, for sharing this delicious recipe!
Healthy Chocolate Pudding
You didn’t think I’d forget dessert, did you? Of course, this is a healthy treat the whole family can enjoy using honey as a natural sweetener. Just a heads up that this is a no-cook chocolate pudding, but you will probably need to use a blender or food processor to mix up the banana, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and other ingredients. A credit to Family Food on the Table blog for sharing this delicious and healthy recipe!
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