5 Simple Healthy Meals For Busy People

Simple Healthy Meals, 5 Simple Healthy Meals For Busy People
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Maybe you're just ultra busy with work and life every day but this shouldn't have to mean that you don't have the time to eat healthy food and look after yourself. What you need are some simple and healthy meals that you can easily and quickly prep to re-energize your body and mind. Try these suggestions below to get you started on creating a weekly schedule of meals that support your immune system and wellbeing.

Grilled Chicken and Veggies
Grilled chicken and veggies are a firm favorite the world over because it's a satisfying meal that provides an ideal balance of protein and carbohydrates. For this reason, grilled chicken and veggies are a popular option with athletes and fitness fanatics. But you don't need to be a gym bunny to benefit from this tasty recipe. It's easy to make and offers excellent nutrition in your lifestyle.

To make grilled chicken and veggies, you will need some chicken cutlets and your choice of vegetables; these can be anything, but some good options are broccoli, zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus, and potatoes. Marinate the chicken before grilling it to add another dimension of flavor, and sprinkle with seasoning while cooking. Drip some healthy olive oil over your vegetables to finish.
Stuffed Potatoes
When you think of potatoes, do you think of a side dish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper? This is certainly the conventional way to make this potatoes but it's not the only way. Transform potatoes into an all in one meal with your favorite veggies and proteins. Leave the skin on and stuff it with some nutritious fillings like black beans, chicken, chickpeas, cheese and vegetables. 

Look for large russet potatoes when you're grocery shopping. These will be perfect for making delicious stuffed potatoes. Bake them in the oven or microwave until the potato is soft in the center, then scoop out the inside and smash them up in a bowl. Return the potato  to the shell and add your choice of fillings and seasonings. This is both simple and satisfying.
Instant Pot Vegetable Broth
If you want to fill your body up with nutrients and vitamins  so you can be at your best, without giving up too much of your time, you should consider making instant pot vegetable broth. This instant pot veg broth recipe is both simple and healthy; you can drink it or use it as a stock for other recipes.

Start by roughly chopping your favorite vegetables. Excellent vegetables for instant pot vegetable broth include are onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, garlic, and parsley. Season with peppercorns and fine sea salt. Everything goes in the pot. Put the lid on and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes; when it is cool, pull out the large pieces and pour the mix through a strainer to get your broth.
Greek Yogurt and Fruit Parfait
Greek yogurt is packed with protein, so much so that you can use this as an excellent pre-workout food to restore your energy and create strength in your muscles. Coupled with fruit, this meal offers additional nutrition and vitamins to support your life and wellbeing. Greek yogurt and fruit parfait is perfect for breakfast in the morning or as a healthy snack on your break from work.

Yogurt can be tricky to make and be a time consuming process, so unless you have nothing to do on the weekend, you're probably better off buying some good quality greek yogurt at the market. Greek yogurt has a higher concentration of protein and probiotics than conventional yogurt making it better for your body and digestive health. Some fruits you can include in your parfait are berries, peaches, and grapes but you can pretty much use any fruit you like. 
Egg and Vegetable Scramble
Whether you want to start the day with a healthy and nutritious meal or you need a nutritious snack in between your work breaks, an egg and vegetable scramble is a great  choice. Both delicious and simple, it is also versatile since you can customize it with your choice of vegetables, eat it by itself, on some toast, or have it as a side dish. If you're vegan, you can use tofu or an egg substitute instead of eggs.

Start by whisking your eggs in a bowl and add in some of your favorite vegetables. Some good vegetables for this type of preparation include spinach, kale, tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions. When everything is nicely mixed, pour the mixture onto a warm skillet and break it up as it is starts to solidify - unless you want an omelet. You can serve it with whole grain toast for some extra fiber.

This is a contributed post.


Jackie Harrison said...

I had tried the instant pot vegetable broth so it was convenient and a great way to have it on hand. Great healthy list.

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