3 Quick and Healthy Meals

We’ve all been there. When your stomach is rumbling and rather than taking the time to cook a healthy meal, you decide to quickly whip up something not so healthy to satisfy your hunger. I don’t know about you, but every time I do this, I regret it later on. Luckily, having the best of both worlds is possible. While some healthy meals do take a bit of time to prepare, there are certainly healthier options that are time-efficient and delicious! Here are my favorite healthy meals that only take 5-15 minutes to make:

Breakfast: Avocado and Egg Toast

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  • At first glance this might seem like a fancy meal but don’t be fooled, it only takes about 5 minutes to make. Skip the butter that serves no good purpose, because the avocado and egg yolk provide healthy and necessary fats. The fats, along with the hearty carbohydrates in the bread will give you the energy you need to kick start your day. Also, the protein in the egg white will keep you feeling fuller, longer. Avocado and egg toast is perfect for breakfast, but can also be a quick energy-boosting snack.

What you’ll need:

    • 1 small avocado
    • 2 medium-sized eggs
    • 2 slices of Ezekial bread
    • 1 tsp lime juice
    • Salt & pepper to taste

How to make it:

  1. Toast bread slices.
  2. Prepare eggs sunny side up (or to your preference).
  3. Pit and peel the avocado, then slice into small cubes.
  4. In a bowl, mash the avocado cubes with a fork.
  5. Add lime juice to the mashed avocado.
  6. Once the bread is toasted, spread avocado on each slice of toast, then top with the egg.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired, and enjoy!

Lunch: Chicken Salad Pita Pocket

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  • Chicken breast is an excellent source of protein, but it does take a while to properly cook. However, this chicken salad pita pocket recipe calls for canned chicken, and can be ready to eat in under 10 minutes. If you’re ever in need of a quick lunch that is substantial and full of flavor, this is the perfect solution.

What you’ll need:

  • 5 oz. canned chicken breast
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • ¼ white onion, diced
  • ¼ cup red grapes, chopped (optional)
  • 1 whole wheat pita bread

How to make it:

  1. In a bowl, mix chicken breast with plain greek yogurt.
  2. Mix in onion, celery, grapes and garlic powder.
  3. Pull apart the pita bread until it forms a pocket, then spread dijon mustard on the inside of the pita pocket.
  4. Fill the pita pocket with the chicken salad mixture and baby spinach.
  5. Finally, eat up!

Dinner: Bunless Chipotle Turkey Burger

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  • A burger is probably the last thing you’d expect to be on a list of healthy meals, but really, this is a healthy burger! Typical post-burger guilt usually comes from fatty meats, cheeses, oils and sauces, as well as carbohydrates from the bun. Well, lucky for you, there’s no reason to feel guilty with this turkey burger because it’s low in fat, low in carbs and has a flavorful smoky kick to it.

What you’ll need:

  • ¼  lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt and black pepper
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced

How to make it:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, chipotle chile powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Add ground turkey into the bowl and mix seasonings into the meat.
  3. Using your hands, form a patty with the ground turkey.
  4. Cook patty on a skillet on medium heat until done in the middle, approximately 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  5. Add onion, tomato, and any other desired toppings
  6. Add ketchup or mustard to taste
  7. Using 1-2 romaine lettuce leaves, wrap the patty tightly
  8. Dig in!

Big shoutout to Paige, who guest blogged this post! Check out her blog {click here}, she’s a heck of a fitness guru. Thanks for writing being an awesome guest writer, Paige!

About trimwithjenn

My blogging goal is to give you at least one health, fitness and / or wellness tip!

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