Everyone knows that cooking at home is healthier than eating out, but sometimes it’s hard to find the time to cook. Luckily, not every healthy meal has to take a long time.
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Here we’ve collected 10 delicious recipes for meals you can make in 10 minutes.
1. Bean Quesadillas
This meal can be ready in the time it takes to heat up a can of beans, and it’s both tasty and delicious. Open a can of black or kidney beans and start it warming in a pot. While it’s warming, place a tortilla in a non-stick frying pan and cover it lightly with cheese. Then place another tortilla over the top. Cook on medium heat. When the cheese has begun to melt and the bottom tortilla is browning, flip it and let the other side brown.
2. Tomato Basil Sandwich
Place two slices of whole grain bread in the toaster. Drizzle the toasted bread with olive oil, then spread goat cheese or add fresh mozzarella slices, sliced tomatoes and basil, along with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
3. Hummus, Whole Wheat Crackers And Vegetables
Sometimes you really don’t have much time at all. When that’s the case, just open up a container of hummus. Hummus goes well with whole wheat crackers, and it’s also good for dipping carrot sticks, celery and slices of cucumber into. Not bad for a meal that literally takes 30 seconds of prep time.
If you need nutrition on the run, a smoothie can be a great option. Use orange juice or yogurt as a base and add fruit, like bananas, apples or oranges. A handful of spinach will give additional vitamins and a smooth, creamy texture. For added nutrition, add a few tablespoons of flax or chia seeds. You can also put in other vegetables, like carrots or celery. If the end product is too warm, add a handful of ice cubes or some frozen berries.
5. Soup And Crackers
Here’s one of the least labor-intensive of these delicious recipes. Simply open a can of low-sodium soup and start it warming in a pot. Add some frozen vegetables of your choice as it’s warming up. For soups like minestrone, a vegetable medley might be a good choice. For creamy soups, frozen spinach works well. Once it’s warm, it’s ready to eat.
6. Huevos Rancheros
Put a tortilla in the toaster oven. in the toaster. Fry two eggs in a frying pan. Serve up on the warm tortillas with sliced avocado and salsa. The salsa will make the egg light and fluffy, and give a delicious, subtle flavor to it.
7. Shrimp Tacos
Heat some frozen, pre-cooked shrimp in a non-stick pan. (Or cook from fresh shrimp, it’s ready in a jiffy!). Chop some lettuce, tomato and cilantro. Season the with lemon. When warm, combine with salsa in tortillas and enjoy.
8. Smoked Salmon On A Bagel
Although some worry about the dangers of the smoking process, a 2009 study suggests that smoking can actually help to stabilize and protect the oils in salmon. For the next of our delicious recipes, simply toast a bagel, spread it with light cream cheese and top with smoked salmon, sliced tomato and sliced fresh onion.
9. Chef’s Salad
Chop or rip romaine lettuce. Add chopped ham or turkey, grated cheese, boiled egg (with or without yolks). Add cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber and grated carrot. Enjoy with light dressing.
10. Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwich
Spread natural peanut butter on whole wheat bread with seeds. Thinly slice an apple and place the slices inside the sandwich. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. The whole wheat bread in this delicious recipe provides complex carbohydrates and crucial fibre, the natural peanut butter supplies monounsaturated fatty acids, and the apple gives both a delightful crunch and important vitamins.