Quick Healthy Meals
I don’t know about you, but after a long day at work, the last thing I feel like doing is slaving away in the kitchen.
But healthy eating doesn’t have to take you hours of hard work. Today, we’re going to review 3 super healthy & tasty meals that you can make in under 30 minutes. As long as you have the right ingredients in your fridge, you’re good to go.
All 3 of these recipes are low in the bad kinds of fats you need to avoid, and high in nutrient-rich ingredients and lean protein to support your overall health. Now, if you’re looking for an easy guide for eating healthy, check out my Common Sense Diet Plan to get it right!
Now for the meals…
3 Healthy Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
All of these recipes make 4 servings, so they’re great for the family or for leftovers.
Meal #1. Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa – Salmon is always a great choice when it comes to eating healthy. It’s high in lean protein and contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids to boost your metabolism. Plus, it takes no more than 20 minutes to cook.
Here’s what you need:
- 4 medium-sized salmon filets
- 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 orange, peeled and chopped
- 1/3 cup of red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh oregano
- 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
- ½ cup of chopped olives
Here’s what to do: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees (F). Place your salmon filets on a baking sheet lined with tin foil or parchment paper and brush lightly with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, adding salt and pepper as desired. While the oven is heating, grab a bowl and mix together all remaining ingredients to make your salsa. Place in the fridge while you cook the salmon for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven, top with salsa, and serve with a side of rice and veggies.
Meal #2. Beef and Broccoli Rice Bowl – For all the meat lovers out there, this one is super healthy and quick. Broccoli is one of the best veggies you can include in your healthy eating plan, and it’s great for supporting a healthy immune system. Plus you’ve got some great protein in the beef and lots of fiber in the brown rice.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 pound of boneless sirloin steak, chopped into small pieces or cut into thin strips
- 1 can of beef broth
- 2 tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons of corn starch
- 4 cups of broccoli florets (fresh, not frozen)
- 1 medium onion, chopped coarsely
- 1 cup of whole grain brown rice
Here’s what to do: First, start cooking your brown rice according to the directions on the package. Grab a bowl and quickly mix together the beef broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and corn starch. In a large skillet or wok, heat the vegetable oil and add in the steak strips. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until browned, then remove from the skillet/wok. Leaving some of the juices behind, add in your broccoli, garlic, and onion and cook to desired consistency. Add in broth mixture and steak, combining well, and cook for another 5 minutes or so. Serve on brown rice.
Meal #3. Thai Chicken & Bok Choy – This one is delicious, and high on the nutritional content, with tons of protein and healthy, vitamin-rich greens.
Here’s what you need:
- 4 chicken skinless and boneless chicken breasts, chopped
- Small can of low-fat coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of Thai seasoning
- ¼ cup of peanuts, chopped
- 1 bunch of bok choy, chopped
- 2 cups of baby spinach
Here’s what to do: Heat the oil in a wok and add the garlic and chicken. Cook until starting to become tender (almost cooked through), and add the coconut milk and Thai seasoning, and continue cooking until chicken is just cooked. Add the bok choy, baby spinach, and peanuts and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until vegetables just begin to soften. Serve as is or on a bed of brown rice.
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