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Quick Healthy Recipes

In need of a few quick healthy recipes?

Does this sound like you?  Wake up, jump out of bed, rush to get ready, grab a banana and a coffee and proceed to have your breakfast as you walk/drive/subway it to work.

I here you- we are busy and need quick healthy recipes to fit into our jam packed lives.  And on top of that, wouldn’t it be great if these quick healthy recipes made our skin glow?  Yes!

Quick Healthy Recipes:  HOW you Eat

Although it’s great to have these quick healthy recipes in your back pocket for when the going gets rushed, I have to bring up the topic of SLOWING DOWN.

I recently heard the term “al desko” playing off the term for dining outside “al fresco” (one of my favorite activities!).  More and more people are becoming desk diners during lunch, and even dinner.  I’m telling you right now, eating this way has a direct and negative impact on your health and weight.

Digestion begins with site and smell.  If you have just plopped your lunch down on your desk and started scarfing it down while checking your emails- I’m pretty sure you didn’t smell or even look at what you’re eating.

Do you ever experience bloating, gas, acid reflux, upset stomach, constipation or perhaps diarrhea after a typical hurried meal?  These conditions are connected to HOW we eat!  In order for the proper digestive juices and sensors of our brain to our gut to function properly, they need to know we’re eating.  And all of this can’t keep up with our quick consumption while focusing on anything else besides eating.

The goal is to feel relaxed and be in a peaceful and inactive environment while eating.  This is the real answer to weight loss and glowing fabulous skin

So if I’m providing the quick healthy recipes for you, let’s make a pact that you’ll take that extra time saved and make your meal at least 20 minutes long, breathe deeply while eating, no other activities besides eating and NOT at your desk.  Deal?  At least try it a few times and notice the difference- then I think you’ll be on board with what I call MINDFUL EATING.  It can change your life for the better!

Quick Healthy Recipes:  Plan Ahead

Now that we have a deal, let me dive into the first step of bringing quick healthy recipes into your daily routine.

The key to eating healthier is planning ahead.

This is the time where it’s important to make the commitment to a healthier you.  And yes, that is a commitment to making time to be healthier.  It’s not going to magically happen.  Remember, we choose what we do with our time.  Saying “I don’t have time” is really the excuse of “I don’t want to”.  We can always find the time when it’s a life threatening situation we’re dealing with.  So maybe it’s time we all reframe the idea that if we don’t make the time to be healthier, it will be come a life threatening situation…literally.

Ok, so choose a time to plan and shop for your weekly meals.  Sunday evening is always a good option- but choose something that works for you.  Here are quick planning tips for your quick healthy recipes:

  • Decide on your meals for the week
  • Make a shopping list and pick up all the goods or arrange for deliveries
  • Prep your produce: make sure everything is washed or cut and ready to go
  • Make big batches of brown rice or quinoa
  • Plan for snacks and healthy options like fruit, veggie sticks or raw nuts if you’re on the run
  • Plan a mid-week planning time if once a week doesn’t work for you
  • Have fun with it!

Also check out Dr. Mark Hyman’s article on Eating Well for Less Even if You Don’t Have Time.

Quick Healthy Recipes:  Now WHAT to Eat

Breakfast…My favorite quick healthy recipe for breakfast is a green smoothie.  It takes 2 minutes to make with all the ingredients prepped and is a super healthy option to begin your day.

Quick Healthy Recipes: GREEN BEAUTY SMOOTHIE

  • 1 c. coconut water or filtered water
  • 5-6 handfuls of spinach or romaine or kale …blend then add
  • several pieces of frozen pineapple or apples or pears or banana
  • ¼ to ½ avocado (this keeps the smoothie from separating & makes it creamy)
  • (optional) stevia blend again and serve!
  • (optional) scoop of Super Greens powder in fruit flavor for an added green and sweet bonus

Lunch…I’m a firm believer in lunch being the largest meal of the day as this is the time our digestion is the strongest.  And I don’t think eating a large meal before bed is great for our bodies and beauty.

Dinner…Make this one of your lighter meals of the day- like a soup or even a smoothie.  If you have a dinner out, eat a lighter lunch on those days to balance it out.

Quick Healthy Recipes: MY FAVORITE KALE SALAD

  • 1 Head of lacinato, curly or purple kale (removed from stalks)
  • Dressing: 3 T of olive oil, dash of sea salt, clove of chopped garlic, tahini paste, ½ fresh squeezed lemon, 1 t of raw apple cider vinegar – blend
  • Massage dressing into kale to break down
  • The longer it marinates the better it tastes (great to prepare several days of servings as kale won’t get soggy)
  • Top w/ avocado & non-pasteurized, raw sauerkraut, raw sunflower & pumpkin seeds and or/brown rice or quinoa

Quick Healthy Recipes: BROCCOLI & ARUGULA SOUP (source: http://goop.com/journal/make/15/detox)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, roughly diced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets (about 2/3 pound)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon each coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup arugula (watercress would be good, too)
  • 1/2 lemon

Heat the olive oil in a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and sauté for just a minute or until fragrant. Add the broccoli and cook for four minutes or until bright green. Add the water, salt and pepper, bring to a boil, lower the heat and cover. Cook for eight minutes or until the broccoli is just tender. Pour the soup into a blender and puree with the arugula until quite smooth. Be very careful when blending hot liquids; start slowly and work in batches if necessary (you don’t want the steam to blow the lid off). Serve the soup with a bit of fresh lemon.


Go to that pre-made batch of brown rice or quinoa.  Have canned sardines or salmon on hand. These foods mix together to make a great 5-minute dinner.

  • Heat about 1/2 to 1 cup of the pre-cooked brown rice in a pan with a little olive oil
  • Put the rice in a bowl
  • To the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and some crushed garlic, which you can buy by the jar
  • Heat for 1 minute, until the pan is warm but not smoking
  • Add spinach or chopped greens, which just need a quick rinse beforehand.
  • Add sea salt and pepper and stir
  • Cook just until the greens begin to wilt; about 3 to 5 minutes
  • Put the greens in a big bowl on top of the rice and top with a can of sardines or salmon
  • Season with hot sauce — and enjoy!

Quick Healthy Recipes: VEGGIE “STIR FRY” (So easy to make at the office!)

  • Organic Broccoli Slaw prepared at Trader Joe’s
  • Brown Rice
  • Avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Shoya sauce or Bragg’s Amino Acids

Pour hot rice over broccoli slaw.  Add a little olive oil and shoya sauce and stir. Top with ½ avocado or whole small.  You can also add a chicken breast baked with olive oil, sea salt and pepper.

Here are 25 more quick healthy recipes to whet your appetite.

What’s your favorite quick healthy recipe?


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