3 Recipes That Will Have You Eating Healthy In Under 5 Minutes

Posted by Kelly Mostat in Nutrition Tips
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We all make excuses for why we don’t eat healthy.

“It’s too hard.”

“I never have all of the ingredients.”

“I don’t have time to prep a healthy meal.”

The list goes on.

But I’m here to tell you that eating healthy doesn’t have to be an impossible, time-sucking, energy wasting, bland food adventure. Instead it can be easy, delicious and even fun.

The best way to achieve healthy eating success is to plan ahead. Choose meals based on how much time you have to prep each day. My life is pretty busy balancing work, with kids, a husband and a personal life—which might be fairly similar to your own—so I like to plan a week’s worth of meals a week in advance. That may sound like a little bit of a daunting task, but once you get into the swing of things it becomes second nature. When you do your meal planning is up to you, but I recommend choosing a time that you can stick with from week-to-week. I like to schedule an hour for meal planning every Sunday.

Another thing that you can do to help keep you on track with your healthy eating plan is to pre-prep meals. Pick a night when you have 30-minutes of wiggle room then fill it with food prep. I like to pre-cut veggies for recipes and snacks during this time. I’ll also make sauces, dips, dressings and/or marinades during this time to give me a leg-up on a later in the week meal.

To help get you started, here are three healthy recipes from Precision Nutrition below that literally take less than 5 minutes to prepare. Give them a try and please feel free to reach out to me (at admin@balancemotion.com) if you would like more easy-to-prepare recipes like these ones. ????

Enjoy!

Kelly

 

Fajita Chicken and Rice


 

Ingredients:

2c brown rice, cooked

1tsp paprika

1/8tsp cumin

1/2c salsa

1lb roasted chicken breast, cut into strips

1 small onion, diced

1 bell pepper, sliced

salt and pepper to taste

2tbsp lime juice

4tbsp guacamole

 

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl , combine the cooked rice, paprika, cumin and salsa.  Stir until mixed thoroughly and then reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • Next, in a large skillet with oil, stir-fry the roasted chicken strips, onion and bell pepper over high heat for 2 minutes.  Add salt and pepper while frying.
  • Separate the rice onto 2 plates, top with the chicken and veggies and then drizzle with lime juice and top with guac.  So good!

 

Nutrition Breakdown:

637 calories

64g protein

66g carbs

13g fat

 

Tuna Burgers


 

Ingredients:

3 cans chunk light tuna in water, drained

1/2c flax meal

4 green onions, minced

2 eggs, beaten

1tsp soy sauce

dash of garlic powder

salt and pepper, to taste

2tsp olive oil

2 sprouted grain english muffins

 

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients, except english muffins, in a large bowl.  Form in to 2 large patties.
  • Fry the patties in a pan or grill for 5 minutes.
  • Place on english muffins.  Serve with sliced veggies or a green salad.

 

Nutrition Breakdown:

625 calories

69g protein

44g carbs

19g fat

 

 

Chili in a Flash


 

Ingredients:

1lb ground beef

1/2 onion, chopped

1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 inch squares

1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1c spicy hot V8 juice

1/2c raw cashews

2-3 tbsp chili power

1tbsp cumin

 

Instructions:

  • In a large skillet or wok, brown the ground beef with the onions until thoroughly cooked.
  • Add the yellow pepper and kidney beans and continue stirring for about a minute.
  • Add the V8 juice, cashews and seasoning, stir and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer.
  • Serve with a side of roasted veggies or green salad.

 

Nutrition Breakdown:

637 calories

71g protein

53g carbs

13g fat