5 meals in 10 minutes (or less!)

Hey hey Diva friends!!! 

The biggest stumbling block to having success in your healthy lifestyle is mentality. If you don't DECIDE that it's non-negotiable then you will compromise at some point. For example when you get busy, if health isn't your #1 priority then you will grab that pop tart (hey now, why is that in your pantry in the first place?) instead of COMMITTING to finding fast and easy ways to get good nutrition in and stocking THOSE types of things in your pantry....

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I know I know, thinking it through and planning it out still takes time....so LUCKILY :) I like fast and easy too and I've compiled a little recipe roundup FOR you based on my own meals so you can save time and enjoy these recipes perfect for any busy lifestyle! 

Meal #1 Fajitato

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What you need:

What to do:

  • Place your microwave sweet potato in the microwave and cook per instructions ( mine takes 7 minutes)
  • Pull out a small, non stick skillet and melt 1/4 TBS grass-fed butter.
  • While the butter is melting and the pan is heating chop up 2 hot dogs
  • Dump the hot dogs and as many veggies as you want in the pan and heat or sear until warmed up
  • When the potato is done, cut it open and pour the contents of the pan on top.

Meal #2 Eggs and Toast

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What you need:

What to do:

*When looking for a gluten free bread, look for ones made with flours seeds and nuts and not a lot of starches, sugars or fillers.

Optional: Make your own bread with this simple recipe!

#3 Fancy Fancy French Omelet

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What you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • spices (I used garlic, salt and pepper)
  • Goat cheese
  • 1/2 heirloom tomato
  • Small, non stick pan
  • Grass-fed butter

What to do:

  1. Turn the pan onto medium and whisk the eggs with a dash of water
  2. Melt about 1/2 TBS butter in pan (or spray with coconut oil)
  3. Pour eggs into pan and periodically rotate/tip pan around to spread the eggs around, scraping down the sides as you go. Sprinkle spices on top and keep moving the pan.
  4. Once eggs are almost cooked, crumble some goat cheese (aprox 1/2 oz) and fold omelet.
  5. Chop the heirloom tomato
  6. Let the omelet cook through ( you can flip it to cook on both sides for a few seconds if you want as well)
  7. Top with chopped tomato.

Optional: pull out some fruit from the refrigerator and add as a side! I often "prep" fruit over the weekend by pulling grapes off the vine, washing my berries, cutting my strawberries etc. Makes it easy and fast to enjoy!

#4 Brunner

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A combo of traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner foods you can eat this any time of day. 

What you need:

  • Small non stick sauce pan
  • Turkey steak
  • Microwaveable sweet potato
  • Egg
  • Grass-fed butter

What to do:

  1. Get that sweet potato in the microwave so it can cook for 7 minutes
  2. melt some butter in the sauce pan and  add your steak and egg
  3. Let the turkey sear and the egg cook through as you wait for the potato to finish
  4. Enjoy!

#5 Gourmet Any Day

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What you need:

What to do:

  1. Cook your eggs any way
  2. Scoop out 1/4 cup chia seed pudding
  3. Juice your juice ingredients
  4. Enjoy

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I know when I began changing my diet everything felt overwhelming. What could I eat? did I have to cook a lot? Was I going to waste my life in the kitchen trying to figure things out?

What I have earned over the years is to keep it simple:

  1. Be willing to eat dinner leftovers for breakfast.
  2. Be willing to eat vegetables at any meal - preferably all meals.
  3. Don't overcomplicate the cooking process. Bake, steam, sear, microwave....
  4. Meal prepping a little bit allows for a lot of time saved during the week
  5. Leftovers are your friend

Any of the meals above can be eaten at any time of the day! Within these 5 meals are probably 100 other variations....switch up the proteins used, switch up the veggies used, add some fruit or an additional side....personalize and add to or takeaway as you see fit....

Life is an adventure and enjoyment is important. But delicious doesn't mean slaving for hours. Break it down...keep it simple...enjoy your day :)

Here's to your health! 

 

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