At Habitat Health and Fitness in Lakeland, FL, we focus on a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet. People often complain they don’t have the time to make healthy meals. Here are some easy meals you can eat at any time. They only take minutes to make but can fill you up, are nutritious, and are beneficial for weight loss.
Eggs are good any time of the day.
There are so many ways to make eggs besides sunnyside-up or over-easy. A favorite of mine is an egg casserole. It does take 35 minutes in the oven, but you can make it the night before and reheat individual servings in the microwave. Mix 12 eggs with a cup of milk, add 2 cups of chopped broccoli florets, a diced onion, a cup and a half of your cheese of choice, and ¼ tsp of both salt and pepper. Pour it into a greased 9X13 baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Let it sit for 10 minutes before cutting and serving. There’s enough for 12 servings with 128 calories per serving.
Make a naan or other flatbread pizza.
Use a whole wheat flatbread to make this delicious and quick pizza you can eat any time. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking dish large enough to hold the naan with cooking spray. Mix 2 T of ricotta cheese, a tablespoon of pesto or marinara sauce, and a pinch of lemon zest. Spread it evenly on the naan, leaving a well in the center. Crack a large egg in the well and sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Bake until the egg white sets and the cheese melts, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Make a roll-up or healthy toast for a quick meal.
You can make pinwheels or a roll-up for a quick meal. Heat a soft tortilla until it’s warm and spread it with nut butter. Put a whole banana near the bottom and roll it up. You can slice it in pinwheels or eat it whole. Avocado toast also takes minutes. Mash an avocado with lemon or lime juice until creamy. Spread it on toast and top with baby greens. Serve it with an egg and a side of fruit.
- Try a spinach, feta, scrambled egg, and sundried tomato pesto pita pocket. Use frozen drained or fresh baby spinach. Cook until it’s hot. Scramble in the eggs. Mix in feta. Spread pesto inside of the pita and spoon in the mixture.
- Don’t let leftover meat and veggies go to waste. Heat them in a skillet. Put a burrito shell in another skillet and top with the leftovers and some cheese. Roll-up burrito style.
- A smoothie is quick if all the veggies and fruit are ready in the refrigerator. Just toss them in the blender and add some protein powder for a filling meal.
- A salad roll-up can taste delicious. Load the salad with onions, red peppers, greens and veggies. Spread a tortilla with hummus and top it with the salad. Roll it up and slice it in rounds with dressing on the side for dipping.
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