5 Healthy Meals You Can Make In 5 Minutes

Jam-packed schedules and approaching deadlines make it tough to prioritize cooking at home. With these healthy recipes that are ready to eat in five minutes, you can skip the microwave meals and enjoy a nutritious entree. They give a whole new meaning to ‘fast’ food.

Santa Fe Salad

  • 3/4 cup organic greens
  • ¼ cup pico de gallo
  • ½ cup canned black beans
  • ½ cup corn
  • ¼ sliced avocado

DIRECTIONS

Toss together the organic greens of your choice, pico de gallo, rinsed and drained black beans and thawed corn. To save on prep time, use store-bought pico, canned black beans and frozen corn. Top it with sliced avocado for a creamy texture or tortilla chips for extra crunch.

Tuna and Avocado Pita

  • Whole wheat pita
  • 2 ounces of tuna
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • Chopped celery
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Black Pepper 

DIRECTIONS

Cut in half and toast a whole wheat pita. Meanwhile, mix the tuna, spicy mustard, carrots and chopped celery and season the mixture with a dash of turmeric, cumin and black pepper. Spread the tuna mixture between pita halves and top with a sliced avocado and enjoy a well-balanced meal.

Swiss Chard Veggie Wraps

  • Swiss Chard
  • 1-2 tablespoons of hummus
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 to 2 slices of roasted red pepper 

DIRECTIONS

Dip the swiss chard leaves into boiling water for a few seconds, then rinse in cold water and pat dry. Spread the humus on each leaf and top with carrots and red pepper. Roll into a wrap for a healthy, low-carb meal.

Hearty Oats

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 7 walnut halves
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • ½ cup skim milk

DIRECTIONS

For the sweet tooth who enjoys the occasional breakfast for dinner, these hearty oats are perfect for you. Mix quick cooking oats with water and microwave for 1 ½ minutes. Top the oatmeal with flax seeds, brown sugar, walnuts and raisins and mix in the milk of your choice.

Mediterranean Quesadilla

  • Sprouted Grain Wrap or Tortilla
  • ¼ cup hummus
  • 2/3 cup spinach
  • 3 tablespoons chopped olives
  • 1 tablespoon oregano

DIRECTIONS

Place one sprouted grain wrap or tortilla in a frying pan and spread the hummus on top. Layer the spinach, olives and oregano on half the wrap and fold the other half on top. Cover frying pan until the spinach wilts and this vitamin packed meal is ready to eat.

Source: https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-ideas/20-nutrition-experts-favorite-5-minute-meals


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