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Easy and Healthy Five Minute Meals

No time to make something healthy at home? Stop fooling yourself. While it may seem like it takes less time to go to the drive-thru or to eat a processed, frozen meal, the truth is that there are several healthy and easy recipes to make when time is not on your side. All of these meals can be made in about five minutes and don’t require any fancy ingredients.

DIY Frozen Food

Instead of pulling out a frozen pizza or highly processed food item from the freezer, make your own quick meal from healthy frozen food staples. A bag of frozen brown rice, frozen broccoli, and a can of black beans can be quickly sautéed in a little bit of oil and herbs for a delicious and balanced lunch or dinner. You can add more ingredients if you like, such as chopped chicken or salsa. Keeping frozen, healthy staples on hand and healthy staples in the pantry make quick meals brainless work.

Everything You Can Find Salad

Take a look in your produce drawer and fridge to make up a quick salad. Not only will this salad be healthy but it will use up a lot of leftovers and produce before they spoil. A quick chop of lettuce, carrot, zucchini, a scoop of cottage cheese, and leftover chicken makes a tasty salad bowl.

Breakfast for Dinner

You can have a healthy morning meal any time of the day. Breakfast is usually easy to pull together. Oatmeal is quick to heat up and enjoy. Another great choice is a frozen whole grain waffle with a little bit of peanut or almond butter and some fresh fruit.

Speedy Lettuce Wraps

If you have romaine lettuce and some deli meat, then you have the perfect healthy sandwich alternative. Just add deli meat, cheese, and your favorite condiments inside romaine lettuce leaves for quick lettuce wraps that can be eaten on the go.


Many people stick with eggs for breakfast, but they are so versatile and healthy for every meal. Sautee your eggs with anything you like for a complete meal. Some good choices are baby greens, beans and lentils, or cooked chicken sausage and chopped veggies.

Healthy eating does not have to take a long time. You can enjoy nutritional meals even when you only have five minutes to spare. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that fast food is faster, because it is not.

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