Quick And Easy Meals For Busy People

Quick And Easy Meals For Busy People

You should never be too busy for good nutrition. Eating healthy should be a way of life and in our modern world, our busy schedules shouldn’t stand in our way of prioritizing our health and well-being.

If you are a busy person that values time and convenience, you may want to check these quick, easy and nutritious meal ideas. Some of these recipes are under 5-10 minutes and most of them are under 30 minutes, so they are ideal for busy people who want to stay healthy, happy and live a longer life.

 

Breakfast

 

Salmon & avocado on multigrain bread, toast or rice bread.

Healthy and rich in vegetable proteins and healthy oils, both salmon and avocado make easy and convenient breakfast, snacks or dinner choices.

Smoked salmon and avocado on rye – check the recipe here.

Salmon avocado sandwich

 

 

Honey & cinnamon on multigrain crispbread

The combination of honey and cinnamon has been used in oriental and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, to help with a variety of conditions such as immunity enhancement, arthritis, infections, colds and other therapeutic purposes.

Variations: sandwich fruit with heavy cream, add your topping fruits of choice.

Spiced honey ricotta spread on Wasa® crispbreads – get the recipe here.

Wasa sandwich

Wasa Crispbread, Multi Grain

 

Hummus

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dish made from  chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and other condiments. Hummus is high in several important nutrients, including fiber and protein.

Get a quick and easy hummus recipe (10 minutes) here.

Hummus

 

 

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Smoothies make easy and convenient breakfast, healthy snacks or post-workout meals. Their versatility make them an ideal choice for on the go meals. No excuse for skipping breakfast or not having an energy boost before hitting the gym!

This balanced fruit smoothie is great for a quick breakfast, meal replacement or after a workout. Check the recipe here.

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

 

 

Lunch

 

Gazpacho summer soup

Traditionally from Spain, and popular in Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean area, gazpacho is refreshing, and it is perfect for the hot summer days. It is a cold soup made of raw, blended vegetables and is particularly eaten during hot summer days, since it is cool and refreshing. Get the recipe here.

 

 

Carrot ginger soup

Creamy and satisfying, quick and easy to prepare, and spiced with ginger, garlic and onion, this soup can be made in 30 minutes or less and lasts in the fridge for a few days.

This easy soup recipe has only 7 ingredients, and it’s so simple and delicious.

Carrot ginger soup

 

 

Mushroom soup

Creamy, consistent, rich in flavor and a good source of vegetable proteins, this soup can make a great lunch or easy dinner. Check the recipe here.

Mushroom soup

 

 

Dinner

 

Turmeric salmon with warm quinoa and kale salad

Quinoa is a plant-based source of proteins, rich in fiber and antioxidants, reduces appetite and promotes weight loss. Turmeric is a spice coming from the Asian cuisine that gives food a yellow color. It is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that can help with a series of conditions including arthritis, digestive problems, and other inflammatory conditions. Check the recipe here.

 

Whole grain pasta with mushrooms, garlic and spinach

This pasta dish is delicious, healthy and easy to make. It’s ready in only 15 minutes and makes a great simple lunch or dinner. Check the recipe here.
Mushrooms pasta with spinach

 

 

Healthy snacks

 

Spiced honey ricotta spread on Wasa® crispbreads 

Creamy ricotta with honey and cinnamon is the ideal spread for topping Wasa® Crispbreads for a healthy sweet snack. Customize the recipe to increase the cinnamon or add your favorite spices, swap the pears for figs, or experiment with apples. Get the recipe here.

 

Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are good sources of protein, healthy vegetable fats, fibres, vitamins, and minerals. A healthy snack typically consist of a handful of nuts (or about 30 g daily), which can include walnuts, peanuts, cashew, pecans, pistachios, Brazil nuts. Most nuts are rich in proteins, healthy fats and fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Nuts and seeds

 

 

Fresh fruits

Fruits are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and fiber. Fruits have various health benefits, including weight loss and improved digestive health. A portion is one piece of fruit, such as one apple, a banana, pear, orange, and a cup of blueberries or strawberries.

Fresh fruits

 

 

Drinks

 

Iced green tea with mint and honey

Iced green tea with lemon, lime, and fresh mint is a refreshing and revitalizing beverage for hot summer days. Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that decreases the risk of many inflammatory conditions, helps with weight loss, and may boost the brain function.

Best served with ice during the hot summer days. Check the recipe here.

Green tea with mint and honey

 

 

Fruit lemonade

Lemonade (lemon) is an important source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Lemons have many health benefits including weight loss, improved digestion, prevent kidney stones, boost immunity and prevent inflammation.

Lemonade (and even more diluted lemon water) is one of the most refreshing summer beverages and everybody needs some vitamin C in their diets. And watermelon lemonade combination is summer perfection! Check the recipe here.

Watermelon lemonade

 

 

Flavored water

Citrus, berries, lemon, fresh ginger, strawberries and mint are all good choices. Or choose more exotic fruits such as mangoes, papaya, pineapple, melon, watermelon, kiwi. You can float the ingredients freely in the water or make a fresh fruit puree and mix it with the water.

Flavored water

 

 

Fresh juice (carrot, celery, apples or different combinations of fruits and vegetables)

Start your day with a freshly blended juice or smoothie. You can make an additional quantity to take it to the office or gym. According to the Mayo Clinic, juicing can reduce your risk of cancer, boost your immune system, remove toxins from your body, aid digestion and help you lose weight.

fresh juice

 

 

Here are some easy and healthy ideas for all meals of the day. Which one is your favorite?

Bon appetit!

1 thought on “Quick And Easy Meals For Busy People”

  1. These are definitely some of the easier meals that people can pick up and make, but the fact that they’re good for you makes them that much better. Great ways for people to show off a bit of culinary creativity, too.

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