8 Healthy Recipes to Save You Time and Money
1. Freezer Breakfast Burritos
This one is a magic time saver! Make a bunch of burritos ahead of time, keep them in the freezer, and pop them into the microwave in a wet paper towel for only three minutes. Just like that, you have yourself the quickest breakfast ever.
Simply cook all your ingredients before combining in a whole wheat or spinach tortilla wrap. Wait for it to cool completely then place it into a freezer-safe container.
Some delicious choices of ingredients:
& so much more!
Experiment with ingredients to find which ones are your favorite!
2. Instant Oatmeal
A classic for good reasons. Instant oatmeal can be ready in just a few minutes. While the oats cook, cut up some fruit, or as I like to do is use frozen berries. These you can defrost by heating slightly in the microwave with a bit of water, checking on every 10 seconds.
Combine and you've got yourself a nutritious, sweet-tasting, and filling breakfast.
My favorite combinations:
Ripened bananas and blueberries
Strawberries, blueberries, and chia seeds
Honey and figs
Chia seeds, honey, and peaches
3. Chicken Salad
Make up a big batch of versatile chicken salad to have a bunch of different ways over the next few days.
Combine your liking of boiled and cubed chicken, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and chopped celery to achieve your classic recipe.
Some variations to the classic chicken salad:
Curry Chicken Salad (add curry powder and sliced grapes)
Chicken Salad Sandwich/Wrap (your choice of bread/wrap, tomato, spinach, cucumber)
Extra Special Chicken Salad (add avocado, bacon, jalapeno)
4. Vegan Sandwich/Wrap
Don't think you have to be vegan in order to enjoy this. Packed with nutrients and lacking overly processed ingredients this is a refreshing option for anyone that's hungry.
Start by covering your bread or tortilla wrap with hummus. Then move on to filling with any of your favorite veggies.
Insides may include:
5. Roasted Veggies and Sausage
This is my all-time favorite dinner. It's simple, quick, delicious, and able to be saved for tomorrow. This recipe only uses a sheet pan, this helps with not only keeping dishes down but also combining all the flavors together.
Cut up your choice of veggies, slice sausage links into thick coins, toss in some oil, cover with cajun seasoning, and place into the oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
Recommended Grocery List:
Spicy or Sweet Italian Sausage (if you like to get real fancy pick up some apple sausage, you can thank me later)
6. Hoisin Chicken, Quinoa, and Broccoli
This one is especially simplified if you're using an instant pot/pressure cooker. Mine has really helped to speed things along and take some of the tasks of cooking off my mind!
Cook the quinoa whichever way you'd like, the easiest way being in a pressure cooker. Use half a sheet pan to lay out broccoli, lightly coated in olive oil. Brush hoisin sauce on the chicken before baking both chicken and veggies in the oven for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. About five minutes before you remove the chicken from the oven glaze over again with more hoisin sauce.
Different pairings with the Hoisin Chicken:
7. No-Bake Power Bars
Instead of buying the sugar-packed premade granola bars at the store you can make your own fiber full bars at home. Keep wrapped in the freezer for safe storage and accessibility.
(Shout out to Julia from Happy Foods Tube for this amazing recipe! )
What Youll Need:
1.5 cups of Dates
1.5 cups of Plums
1 Cup Almonds
1/2 Cup of Cranberries
1/4 Cup of Mixed Seeds
Combine equal parts dried plums and dates, about half a cup of almonds in a food processor. Once reaching smooth and combined consistency remove and place into a mixing bowl.
Then roughly chop another half cup of almonds, half a cup of cranberries, and (my personal choice) chia seeds. Combine into the bowl with other ingredients before pressing into a mold, such as a small square dish.
Wait about an hour before slicing and wrapping individually so that they don't stick together.
8. Power Protein Shake
Although listed as a snack this can make an amazing breakfast option as well! I love these because they're so filling, and there are so many different ways to make these. A perfect addition to anyone's diet whos trying to lose weight - or even gain it!
Health Conscious Version:
2x Sliced and Frozen Bananas
Cocoa Powder (to make it chocolate)
Weight Gain Version:
Vanilla Ice Cream (Ice cream sandwiches to make it chocolate)
Extra Peanut Butter