what's to EAT: quick and easy

I’m sure you all agree, it’s when we’re exceptionally busy that eating well becomes most challenging.  I’ve had a particularly busy few weeks, which inspired the Quick and Easy post.   All of these meals took less than 10 minutes to prepare; granted, I had my fridge stocked with what I needed (this is a key component to eating well, having healthy food on hand).  I also had quinoa pre-made (I nearly always have some pre-made).  

Expect that you’ll be coming in the door hungry and tired, because you will at some point.  Make it easy on yourself to throw a healthy meal together quickly.  The reality is, when we're tired and hungry we go to what's easy, so make it easy to eat well.  Your body deserves at least 10 minutes of your attention!

Here's my breakfast from today, which I had time to prepare at home: eggs; 'cados; greens; black beans; salsa verde; lime; tortilla (if you're into wrapping stuff up).  

Sneak a few greens in wherever you can.

Sneak a few greens in wherever you can.

Breakfast alternative for when I'm on the go— throw it all together in a bowl and you're out the door.  Add honey or use honey flavored yogurt if you need a touch of sweetness (and who doesn't like a touch of sweetness in this life?). Just try to taper off the sugar through time if you can deal.  I mix half honey flavor with half plain so it's low sugar but still tastes darn good.  

Soak the oats in OJ, add yogurt, chop and add any kind of fruit.  Toast the walnuts in the micro for 1', then sprinkle on top.  

Soak the oats in OJ, add yogurt, chop and add any kind of fruit.  Toast the walnuts in the micro for 1', then sprinkle on top.  

A couple lunch and dinner options, both made in less than 10 minutes.  

Cheese; quinoa; beans; greens; salsa.  Another variation is fish; cabbage; rice; beans; salsa; lime.  

Cheese; quinoa; beans; greens; salsa.  Another variation is fish; cabbage; rice; beans; salsa; lime.  

And here's the salad I eat multiple times per week: kale (with the veins removed); pumpkin seeds; dried crans; Parmesan cheese; a grain such as quinoa; dressing.  Add a piece of wild fish for a complete and delicious meal. 

Dinner leftovers packed up for lunch the next day.  Two meals for the prep price of one.  

Dinner leftovers packed up for lunch the next day.  Two meals for the prep price of one.  

Remember, just 10 minutes of your time.  Most people spend that much time perusing social media, so you can do this!   Your body deserves it.