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4 Health Meals You Barely Have to Prep

Need a meal in a hurry? Try one of these delicious dishes.

If you are like most people, you don’t have time for elaborate meal preparation. In fact, you may have only a few seconds to get something together before you rush out the door to work each morning.

Does this mean healthy eating is out of the question for you? Not necessarily! If you choose your recipes wisely, you can definitely eat in a hurry and eat well while you’re at it. Here are four healthy meals you barely have to prep.

Tuna And Avocado Bowl

Nothing beats tuna as far as an easy protein source goes, so make use of this often. Simply open a can of tuna, put it in a bowl. Open a can of kernel corn and add about a half a cup. Slice some avocado and lay this on top. Top with some spinach and a touch of cilantro if you want and then dollop some salsa on top. You’re ready to go!

Overnight Oats

Breakfast has never been easier! Overnight oats are as simple as it comes and something that everyone can prepare. Simply combine a third of a cup of raw oats with one scoop of protein powder. Add in a tablespoon of peanut butter and about one cup of water. Stir it until well combined and then let stand in the fridge overnight. The next morning, all you have to do is grab and eat.

Turkey Sandwich

Who says a sandwich has to be unhealthy. With the right ingredients, you can definitely eat this classic lunchtime favorite and keep your diet in check.

Grab two slices of Ezekiel bread (a much healthier alternative!) and smear with some mustard and a little relish. Top that with some reduced sodium turkey breast meat (or better yet, fresh shaven turkey from the deli), some spinach leaves, and a pickle. Cover with the second slice of bread, slice and serve.

Poached Eggs Over Spinach

Finally, when time is of the essence, you simply can’t go wrong with eggs. They’re rich in protein, contain some fat to keep your hunger down, and are great for providing you with a number of nutrients including folate and B vitamins. Put them over spinach and you have a meal that simply can’t be beat nutritionally speaking. And, both foods take seconds to cook. Here’s what to do.

First, heat a pot of water over high heat. Once boiling, crack an egg and let it slide into the water. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over high heat. Add a small dose of olive oil (or non-stick spray and some water if desired). Once heated, add spinach. Let cook for about 30 seconds or until soft. Transfer to a plate. At about this point, you can use a slotted spoon to remove the egg or eggs from the water and then place those over the spinach. Add salt and pepper and you’re ready to eat.

So don’t let being too busy stop you from eating healthy any longer. You can eat great and still arrive wherever you’re going on time.

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