How to Eat Healthful Meals Even When Your Day is CRAZY

I love creating and sharing recipes, but sometimes it’s hard (and unrealistic!) to find the time in a busy day to make full recipes! Sometimes something simple yet healthful is what the day calls for 🙂 Here are some meals that I like to make when I have 10 minutes or less to create something good for my body.

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A thick and creamy green mint soft serve milkshake (Okay, you caught me! It’s actually a smoothie… but TASTES like soft serve!!) is super simple and tastes like a massive indulgent dessert.

Under the minty milkshake appearance, is a cup of cashew milk, 2 handfuls of spinach, 10 mint leaves from the garden, 1/4 tsp peppermint baking extract, a dropper of stevia, a pinch of salt, 6-7 ice cubes, and (if you want a thick soft serve texture) 1/2 tsp xanthan gum.

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My favourite post workout meal! By preparing the sweet potato fries the night before (Cut 1 sweet potato into wedges, toss with 1 tsp olive oil, bake at 320 for 20, shuffle, another 20), all that’s left to do is cook egg whites (I use egg whites because they are pure protein which is optimal post workout!) and toss together some greens!

 

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A homemade pita pizza is one of my favourite simple meals to enjoy in a pinch! When I was little, my mom would prepare all of the toppings, set them out on the table, give us each a pita, cover it with tomato sauce, and tell us to create our own pizza!

And so, the pizza tradition has stuck. Except now, I usually choose chicken or shrimp as a topping with kale, spinach, and mushrooms. I look a whole wheat tortilla with fewer than 20g of carbs. I like to top mine with low fat cheese! Toast in the oven for 5 minutes at 350.

 

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Roasted broccoli and cauliflower is a huge go-to as well! I couldn’t tell you the last time I boiled either of these veggies- their flavour roasted is so tasty!

Prepare the broccoli and cauliflower into florets and assemble across a lined baking sheet. Spray with olive oil or toss with 1 tbsp olive oil, and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Bake or roast them at 400 for 10 minutes, shuffle, and bake for another 10.

This is great topped with popcorn seasoning for an extra kick!

 

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A simple meal of leftover spaghetti squash, broccoli, shrimp, and parmesan cheese, seasoned with oregano, salt, pepper, basil, and dehydrated bell peppers. You could omit the cheese if you are avoiding dairy!

 

 

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And of course, protein ice cream!! It takes 5 minutes total and the toppings are up to you. It makes a great post-workout or bedtime snack! Here is a video tutorial 🙂

 

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Finally, the simplest of snacks! A rice cake topped with avocado and a fried, poached, or soft boiled egg.

Mikaila 🙂

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