With these easy recipes for inspiration and some simple pantry staples, you'll be on your way to have healthy and quick meals at your fingertips! It's time to stop feeling overwhelmed when you need to get cooking.
Healthy & Easy Recipes: 9 Meals from 9 Ingredients
You know how it goes! Sometimes time is just tight and we have to pick and choose how we are going to manage it. Complicated recipes and meals just aren’t an option because there’s a schedule to maintain. I totally get it! Pick up this short list of ingredients and follow the easy recipes to mix and match a main dish that’s satisfying and healthy.
These ingredients are my go-to essentials when I need a quick meal. I am not a fan of fancy gourmet recipes and rarely go for anything that intense in the kitchen. For many meals, I am on my own and want something simple. If you are a busy bee too then you’ll appreciate how simple this approach can be!
Meal Prep Limitations
When I first fell in love with the world of healthy eating I made everything super complicated. I’d go online during the week while I was at work and search the internet for new recipes. Naturally I would print them all out to add to the overwhelm. I kept them all in a folder on my desk and the stack grew daily.
The folder would come home with me over the weekend, and I would write out my grocery shopping list on Saturdays. There would be staples, of course, but also items I needed for these recipes I wanted to re-create. Scott and I would meet up around 11 to start to hit the stores (who can just go to one). We often didn’t finish our meal prep until after 11 at night. It was so exhausting! Also, the prepared food began to look a little unappealing on Tuesdays and would be gone by Wednesday. The work week was only half over!
So where is the fine line exactly? You know the line between eating well and wanted to throw it all in and just order pizza? The solution to the insanity is to have super simple meals that aren’t even really recipes. Meals you can throw together quickly - we are talking pantry to plate in 15 minutes flat.
Meal prep has it’s place. I definitely feel it’s an important strategy for making sure you have healthy options on hand. However, it can be quite challenge to create enough meals and variety to last Sunday to Sunday.
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This is the very reason I love easy recipes! Quick meals are where it’s at when you are you super busy. I’ve learned by trial and error, I love that I can create 9 different meals with only 9 ingredients. Say what? Yes, my friends. Prepare to have your mind blown at how simple this process can be. I mean that in the best possible way of course.
- Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread
- Red Onion
- Brown Rice
- Grass-Fed Beef
I typically choose my protein first. Eggs, chicken and grass-fed beef are staples you can find at any store. I will then fill my plate with vegetables, carbohydrates and healthy fats to round out the meal.
Portion Sizes & Macro Breakdown
Each of the suggested easy recipes below has both a portion recommendation guideline. All of our individual needs can vary so these can be modified to fit your diet.
The nutrition information is provided. This includes calories, carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Easy Recipes with Eggs
»Eggs with Avocado Toast
Ingredients = 2 Slices Ezekiel Bread // 2 Fried Eggs // 1/4 Avocado
Calories 350 // Carbohydrates 33g // Proteins 20g // Fats 15.5g
»Egg & Beef Scramble
Ingredients = 4 oz Grass-Fed Beef // 2 Egg Whites // 1 Slice Red Onion
Calories 246 // Carbohydrates 4.2g // Proteins 29.5g // Fats 11.2g
»Avocado Baked with Egg
Ingredients = 1/2 Avocado // 1 Egg
Calories 170 // Carbohydrates 6g // Proteins 7g // Fats 13.5g
Ingredients = 4 Egg Whites // 1/2 Cup Brown Rice // 1 Slice Red Onion // 1 Cup Spinach
Calories 191 // Carbohydrates 28.1g // Proteins 18.1g // Fats 1.2g
Easy Recipes with Chicken
»Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Ingredients = 4 oz Grilled Chicken // 2 Slices Ezekiel Bread // 1 Slice Red Onion // 1 Cup Spinach
Calories 293 // Carbohydrates 34.9g // Proteins 34.2g // Fats 2.3g
»Chicken, Rice & Broccoli Bowl
Ingredients = 4 oz Grilled Chicken // 1/2 Cup Brown Rice// 1 Cup Broccoli
Calories 249 // Carbohydrates 28.4g // Proteins 36.1g // Fats 11.2g
»Chicken Avocado Salad
Ingredients = 4 oz Grilled Chicken // 1/4 Avocado // 1 Slice Red Onion
Calories 176 // Carbohydrates 6.8g // Proteins 31.3g // Fats 14.7g
Easy Recipes with Beef
Ingredients = 4 oz Grass-Fed Beef // 1 Slice Red Onion // 1 Cup Spinach
Calories 223 // Carbohydrates 4.9g // Proteins 23.2g // Fats 11.3g
»Burger with Broccoli & Rice
Ingredients = 4 oz Grass-Fed Beef // 1/2 Cup Brown Rice // 1 Cup Broccoli
Calories 339 // Carbohydrates 28.4g // Proteins 27.1g // Fats 12.2g
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There you have it! These easy recipes are healthy, delicious and simple. I wouldn’t have it any other way! As a nutrition coach, I want to help you cut through clutter, and make cooking a little easier for you.
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