You slave in the kitchen for hours, only to destroy your hard work in minutes. What is the point, right? But cooking need not deter you from having healthy, filling meals at home. There are heaps of 30-minute recipes, delivery services, one-pot dishes (for easy cleanup), and strategic meal-prep options available.
- Have a Smoothie
When you don’t like vegetables, but want to eat healthier. Make them disappear with delicious smoothies. Bananas mask the taste of almost everything, so chop and throw in them there. The time-friendly nature means no meal prep or cook time is necessary. Best of all, frozen fruits and vegetables are amazingly inexpensive. Sweetening is possible without sugar with 1/2 tablespoon of honey, pure maple syrup, or Medjool dates. And you can easily add more protein and fiber to your diet with seeds, oats, avocado, powders, milk, or yogurt.
Breakfast! Are you a coffee lover? Have your smoothie and coffee in one with this 5-minute recipe. In a large blender, mix
- 3/4 cup cold coffee,
- 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder,
- 1 frozen banana, 1/4 cup milk,
- 1/2 cup ice (or 3/4 frozen cauliflower),
- 1 serving protein (or collagen peptides) powder
on high for 1-2 minutes or until well-blended. If you desire, add more milk to make the smoothie thinner. This recipe serves one. Plenty of healthy smoothie recipes only need a couple of ingredients you would regularly buy.
- Meal Prep in Bulk
If you rather not cook every day. Make your healthy go-to meals at the beginning of the week for the next few days. Bulk prepping saves you from endlessly sandwiches and quick-fix salads. Instead, you would store dishes in containers and reheat. To account for each category plus make grocery shopping easy, write out the meals you are making for the week.
Lunch! Learn how to grill tender chicken breasts. Once made, boneless chicken breasts are very versatile as leftovers. With store-bought or premade dressing, use grilled chicken to create a crunchy wrap. Four servings, 15 minutes. Let go. Grab your dressing plus
- 2 large tortillas (burrito size)
- 2 large shredded carrots
- 1 julienned red bell pepper
- 3/4 cup shredded red cabbage
- 1 cups baby spinach/lettuce
- ¼ cup diced fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup diced green onion
- 1 pound sliced grilled or baked chicken breast
Cut up your ingredients and divide evenly between the two large tortillas. Drizzle with dressing. Tuck in the sides as you roll to secure the filling. Then secure with a toothpick before cutting in half. Half the wrap serves one if you are really hungry have the whole thing. In the fridge, most prepped food lasts about 4 days, and much longer in the freezer.
- Subscribe to Delivery Services
Rather than have fast food delivered to your door. Opt to have organic, healthy prepped meals sent to your house. Whether you can’t, hate, or don’t have time to cook, delivery is an affordable and convenient solution. Many food delivery services allow you to choose the dishes you want for the week or month to meet your dietary needs and preferences. Because most sides like store-bought rice are one-pot dishes or automatable with a cooker, you can choose to have only meats delivered with the best online meat delivery services.
Dinner! Had it with plain rice? Make and prepare 4 servings of cauliflower rice in 15-minutes with 3 ingredients to go with your ordered cooked meat. The ingredients:
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
Remove all greens from cauliflower and break into florets. Transform the florets into rice using a box grater or a food processor. If using a food processor, add half of the cauliflower florets and pulse until the cauliflower resembles rice. Add the reserved cauliflower and repeat pulsing. Move to a towel to dry (optional). Once the vegetable oil is hot over medium heat, add your cauliflower rice and stir occasionally. Season to taste.