The last thing most of us want to do at the end of a busy day is cook a hot healthy meal, which is why it’s so easy to opt for take-out or frozen dinners. And what about breakfast and lunch? Most of us have even less time in the morning, making it easy to load up on sugary cereal, or skip breakfast altogether. If you have five minutes in the morning, 10 minutes to make a sack lunch, and 30 minutes in the evening, there are endless options for healthy meals you can make in 30 minutes or less to eat. If you’re struggling to find the motivation to whip-up healthy fare, or you’re looking for some new ideas to spice up your recipe book, here are several sumptuous meals that go from pantry to table in five, 10, or 30 minutes.
5 Minute Breakfasts
Peanut Butter Strawberry Wrap: Packed with protein and antioxidants, this simple breakfast is healthy and satisfying.
Green Smoothie: They look weird, but taste great (and are so good for you). And, there are so many varieties to choose from. My personal favorite is the cilantro limeade!
Pesto, Mozarella, and Egg Breakfast Sandwich: This sandwich is so hearty; you’ll never believe you can have it ready in five minutes!
Crockpot Oatmeal: Take all the prep work out of your morning oatmeal by having it cook while you sleep!
10 Minute Lunches
Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps: Cut out the carbs by using lettuce wraps for your sandwich.
Rainbow Chopped Salad: This salad is vibrant, colorful, and incredibly satisfying. Feel free to add your choice of protein.
Open Face Roast Beef Sandwich: The pesto in this sandwich makes almost makes it feel like comfort food.
Broccoli and Parmesan Soup: This thick, yummy soup only uses five ingredients!
30 Minute Dinners
Greek-Style Grilled Fish with Cucumber Mint Yogurt: Substitute any fish you like in this simple, fresh-tasting recipe (20 minutes).
Tortellini Primavera: Frozen vegetables can cut the prep time on this creamy pasta dish; add chicken or sausage if you like (25 minutes).
Grass-Fed Red Wine Steak with Caramelized Mushrooms: This is one sexy t-bone steak, and it’s Paleo compliant if that suits your fancy (30 minutes).
Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts: Feta, basil, and sun dried tomato put a refreshing twist on the chicken breast (30 minutes).