Eat Healthy Even When You're Busy With These 3 Simple Recipes

Last updated: October 26, 2021, at 11:09 a.m. PT

Originally published: January 12, 2017, at 11:13 a.m. PT


We lead increasingly busy lives these days, which can mean less time to think about what we're eating. Fast foods, being the easiest available option for quick meals, are becoming the preferred choice. It's great for a treat, but consuming such foods on a regular basis can have unwanted effects on our bodies. However, there are ways to eat healthier without spending a lot of time meal prepping. Here are some quick and simple recipes you can try.

1. Five-Minute Avocado Toast

The Omega oils and antioxidants in avocados make it an incredibly nutritious food. This fleshy fruit is very filling and can make for an excellent breakfast or lunch. Mash the pulp together with one to two bananas, add a little honey and sprinkle some salt to taste. Spread on some toast, and not only will this highly-nutritious mixture will keep you full and energized.

2. Salmon/Tuna Spread

This one is the simplest and quickest to create. Open a can of salmon or tuna, dressing the chunks with olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper. Spread on crackers or stuff in a pita pocket, and you’ve got yourself a healthy and low-maintenance snack or meal.

3. Chicken and Rice Soup

If you’re looking for something a little more complex, try this hearty chicken and rice soup recipe from Combine chicken broth, onion, celery, carrots, parsley, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until the onion and celery begin to soften, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir chicken into the simmering broth; cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir rice and lime juice into the broth; cook and stir just until rice is hot and grains separate, about 1 minute. Garnish with lime slices.

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