Time flies! I heard this many times from my parents. But, I was unable to understand it until I started working full time. Truly, you never understand things until they happen to you. I remember my initial days at work and inner satisfaction. And, there were various challenges, the major challenge one was proper time management. Since I am a fitness lover, I don’t like eating unhealthy food. That automatically filtered oily and fried foods out of my daily diet. I started researching healthy food choices for busy professionals and got a number of ideas. Today, I am going to share with you the top healthy recipes when you don’t have time to cook.
Prepare Fruits & Veggies Ahead of Time
Yes, it works. Believe me, your life will become a lot easier if you prepare work ahead of time. What I do is I chop veggies and fruits for the week every Sunday. I store them in the fridge and use them throughout the week. Eat raw, roast them, or use them for preparing breakfast smoothies. What’s more? Sprinkling them to any recipe adds great flavor. So, at the end of the day, you will be able to save yourself chopping time and get a sense of satisfaction.
These are also a great option for you if you are a stoner and gets the munchies often. Snacking on vegetable sticks and fruits with a healthy dip like humus can help you keep your junk food intake in check. But before you head out to try marijuana remember that your state may require you to get a medical marijuana card before heading out to try any new products.
Eggs are complete foods and are packed with protein. There’s a wide range of healthy egg recipes. Deviled eggs are made with a mixture of spices, mayonnaise, etc. You can cut mayonnaise and swap it with greek yogurt, thus increasing protein intake while cutting the fat. Calorie count for one egg is about 72 calories, thus you can eat two or three for a mini breakfast. Eggs with brussels sprouts are loaded with nutrients and provide lots of health benefits such as inflammatory prevention, detox support, etc.
Protein Pancakes With Yogurt
To prepare this 10-minute recipe, you need 2 egg whites, 70g frozen strawberries, 80g soy yogurt, 5ml flaxseed oil, and 15g soy protein powder. Firstly, whisk together the flaxseed oil, egg whites, and protein powder, and heat the mixture over medium heat in a non-stick pan. Cook both sides of the batter until golden brown. In a microwave dish, put strawberries and heat for 30 seconds, ensuring the strawberries are warmed through. Drain out excess juice from strawberries, and mix them with the yogurt. Transfer the pancake to the serving plate, cover the half with strawberries and fold. Pour strawberry juice over the dish and enjoy it.
Crunchy Tuna Sandwich
This recipe takes only five minutes to prepare. You require small cherry tomatoes, 55g tinned tuna in spring water, multigrain breads, ½ celery sticks, ½ tablespoon wholegrain mustard, 5g walnuts, a pinch of sea salt, and ¼ apple. First of all, chop the apple, celery, and walnuts. Mix mustard and yogurt together and stir in the drained tuna, apple, and nuts. Sprinkle black pepper and salt for taste. Place the whole grain bread slices in the plate, and top them with the mixture. The dish is ready, and you can serve it with the rocket leaves and cherry tomatoes.
For this, you require 350g pasta bows, 300g broccoli, one tablespoon olive oil, 25g flaked almonds, two tablespoons wholegrain mustard, two small oranges, two crushed garlic cloves, and three large chicken breasts. Firstly, cook the pasta using the instructions. When the pasta water is about to boil, throw broccoli into it. Take a large frying pan, and heat the oil in it, and fry chicken. After the chicken becomes golden, add the garlic. Mix mustard with orange juice, and pour the mixture over chicken. Now, add the pasta water and almonds, and enjoy.
This is another healthy recipe, which has a quick preparation process. Mix carrot, lemon juice, watercress, and olive oil together. Top one slice of bread with the mixture and sandwich with another slice. Cut the veggie sandwiches into quarters and enjoy.
To sum up, taking out time for preparing food is quite difficult, especially when you are working. However, there are many recipes you can easily prepare without compromising with the nutritional value. In the morning, you can prepare egg recipes, which takes a few minutes. You can cut veggies and fruits ahead of time and store them in the fridge to use throughout the week.