Thursday, 12 February 2015

10 Minute Meals

Hi all how are we? I am still getting over the past weekend of work and to say I feel slightly frazzled is an understatement! One thing I have made sure of though is no matter how busy I am the meals I am eating and making are healthy and sugar free, why sugar free? Read this post!  

I think we can all admit that when we are rushed off our feet one the quickest things to suffer can be our diets purely because its easier to just grab whatever's available and roll with it. The key to keeping things healthy for me is to always have stuff in the cupboards and fridge that are healthy and can be made quickly. I can make a healthy meal in under 10 minutes so to be fair there is no excuse really! I will be writing a post that includes my healthy life savers which can always be found in my kitchen so I am not caught out which will hopefully help some of you guys if your stuck for ideas but thats another day, todays post features three meals that I have been loving lately and are so easy to make but filled with healthy ingredients which taste bloody awesome! 

Stir Fried Veggies and Mackerel 

I always try to have a fridge full of veggies because they are quick to cook, nutritious and meal without veggies to me just isn't a meal! 


You need:

coconut oil
1 tin mackerel fillets in tom sauce
green cabbage, shredded
broccoli, chopped 

To make:

Heat a non stick pan and add a little coconut oil, add your shredded/chopped veggies and a little salt and fry over a medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Add your can of mackerel and mix around the pan for a further 2-3 minutes or until the mackerel is warmed through. Eat!

Thats it simple to cook, inexpensive and really filling.



Eggs and Veg

Eggs are definitely a kitchen lifesaver for me, they are so easy to make and go with pretty much anything plus I find them great for keeping me energised throughout the day. 


You need:

coconut oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed 
3 medium eggs or 2 large
green cabbage, shredded
7-8 mushrooms, sliced 
GF Tamari 

To make:

Heat a non stick pan and add a little coconut oil, once melted add the garlic, mushrooms and cabbage sauté for 3-5 minutes, crack your eggs into the pan and stir up, while they cook add some tamari to the mix and stir. Eat!

Another simple dish that is filled with healthy ingredients and great for lasting energy. 


Roasted Chicken and Homemade Coleslaw

We try to keep a stock of chicken breasts in the freezer bagged up in 2 or 4 pieces so I can defrost the night before and have them ready for cooking. I love chicken and find this also to be really filling especially when teamed with salad or steamed/roasted veg. I will cook up a few pieces so when I need to make a quick lunch I only have to slice it up and combine with whatever I have in the fridge. 


You need:

1 cooked chicken breast 
(I roasted mine the day before in olive oil and herbs)
red cabbage, shredded
white cabbage shredded
1/2 red onion, diced
1 Tbsp vegan mayo or regular if sugar isn't a problem

To make:

Add the shredded cabbage, red onion and mayo to a bowl and mix up until all the veggies are covered. Chop the chicken breast and add to the mix. Eat. 

Ha that one is super easy to make and the flavour combo is great!


All of these meals are gluten and sugar free, contain healthy ingredients and are not expensive it really comes down to being prepared and organised when it comes to eating well even when you have little time on your hands. 

I hope these meals appeal to you and you can take some tips away from this especially if like me your life is full on busy most of the time x

Question:

Whats your favourite quick and healthy meal? 

5 comments:

  1. Love the sound of the mackerel meal. Really simple and tasty - and a good way to get an oily fish in!

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    1. I'm all about simple foods that are quick easy to make but also healthy. Let me know if you try it x

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  2. Great quick meal ideas! I always need to have dinner ready in a flash these days. I think a big veggie stir fry is my favourite quick meal.

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    1. Thanks Jemma, you can never go wrong with a veggie stir fry x

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  3. Hope the sugar free etc helps with your skin :-) Great quick meals, I'm definitely big on eggs and veg but I need my feta on top too!

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