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Healthy Eating For Busy People – Quick and Easy RecipesStruggling To Eat Healthy In A Hurry?One of the biggest challenges I hear people face is genuinely being motivated to eat a healthierdiet, but struggling because they’re so busy with work, family, school, or other commitments.Even if someone does have the time, unless they absolutely love cooking, chances are they’drather be spending that time elsewhere. This is a big reason so many people end up giving upon a healthy lifestyle and settle for fast food meals, microwave dinners, and all forms ofprocessed foods.Luckily, when you know the right strategies, eating whole food meals can actually be faster,cheaper, and even better tasting than the processed “fast food” options. In college, Ideveloped some super secret “ninja” strategies for eating healthy on a busy schedule.You’re about to discover some of my favorite techniques for eating well when you have little tono spare time, but the key thing is not to get too caught up in the specific recipes. Rather, takethe concepts and apply them in your own way with the foods and recipes you personally enjoy.I encourage you to mix it up, try new things, and then leave a comment at the bottom with someof your favorite quick and healthy recipes.The “Secret Weapon” For Fast MealsThe most effective way I’ve found for eating healthy on a busy schedule is to use aslow-cooker, also known as a crock-pot. This handy kitchen device is largely responsible forgetting me all through college without needing to rely on fast food.I know the idea of using a slow cooker, which takes 4-8 hours to cook a meal, seems like theexact opposite thing you’d want to use when in a hurry. But bear with me and you’ll see why 1/4
this is exactly what you need.A slow cooker is great for busy people because it allows you to: 1. Cook in bulk so you can prepare several days worth of food at a time. 2. Set it and forget it so you can cook while you’re asleep, at work, or just going on about your day. 3. Make just about any kind of great tasting healthy recipe.Watch and learn how to prepare meals fast (in only 5 minutes) in aslow-cooker.Fast and Healthy Slow Cooker Curry 1-2 pounds of chicken breast 2 cups bagged mixed vegetables 2 cups of kale 1 can of unsweetened canned coconut milk (available in ethnic food section) 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 onionAdd chicken and vegetables to slow cooker. Chop onion and then blend onion with coconutmilk and spices in a blender. Top chicken and vegetables with sauce. Cook on high for 3-4hours or low for 6-8 hours.Here’s another tasty crock-pot recipe:Quick Crockpot Beef Stew 2lbs of stew beef 1 peeled onion 1 1/2 cups beef broth or water 1 cup baby carrots 5 small red potatoes halved 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning or Onion soup mix 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepperCombine ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. 2/4
The real take home point here is that you can come home, toss a few things in a crock-pot, goto sleep, and then not have to worry about cooking anything more for the next couple of daysbecause you have so much food leftover. Obviously if you’re cooking for a family (or haveroomates that eat your food) it may not last as long. But even with only 5 minutes invested for adays worth of food, that beats out a drive-thru in terms of speed.It goes without saying, but the one draw-back of using a slow-cooker is that you have to beprepared. It doesn’t work as well for situations where you’re in a pinch and needsomething now, so keep reading to find out my strategies for that.Healthier Quick Meal IdeasLet’s say you don’t have any food prepared and you need to eat something ASAP. Here are afew healthy meals that can be made in 3-5 minutes. Cottage cheese or kefir with berries Canned black beans and salsa Protein powder plus almond flour – For on the go. Add these to a shaker cup and add water when ready to eat. Eggs with curry powder, salsa, and coconut oil Pre-cooked Rice and Tuna – Top with whatever dressing you want. No cook time makes this super fast.Snack IdeasDon’t need a full meal or watching your calorie intake? Try these quick fix healthy snacks. Fruit and dried fruit Nuts and seeds like almonds, pistachios, or walnuts Pickles Celery or an apple with almond butter Hard boiled eggs Black olives Rice cakes Homemade protein bars – Must be prepared ahead of timeMore Quick and Healthy Recipes:Youtube Recipe Channels: Excuse Proof Fitness Lean Body LifestyleSlow Cooker Recipes: 3/4
Quick Crockpot Chili http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/quick-recipes/dinner/seven-easy-slow-cooker-r ecipes Weight Loss Recipes: Bodybuilding.com Recipe Section Metabolic Cooking Cookbook Reader Comments: What are your favorite recipes and strategies for eating healthy on a busy schedule? Share a comment below. By: Derek Doepker 4/4Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)