Healthy Recipes with Limited Prep Time

Healthy Recipes with Limited Prep Time - Vitality Fitness - Bootcamp Calgary

If you enjoy cooking for yourself, you’re probably always on the lookout for fun, new recipes. If you’re less inclined to cook, or you don’t exactly have the time to prepare a three-course meal every night, you might benefit from a few recipes that require minimal time to prepare.

At Vitality Fitness, we recognize how important diet is when it comes to maintaining your overall health. Your workout regime will not be nearly as effective if you’re constantly following it up with fast food from the likes of McDonald’s or Taco Bell.

While it certainly requires a bit more time at home, cooking for yourself is rewarding in many ways. In fact, the act of preparing food may even increase your level of enjoyment when that food is eventually consumed.

If you’re looking for quick and easy recipes that are also healthy, here are a few simple suggestions to try at home: 

Seasoned Ground Beef Tacos

Pretty standard, right? Ground beef tacos are an easy, healthy recipe for any night of the week. One tip would be to make sure you’re buying grass-fed ground beef when available, and to look for the leanest ground beef when grass-fed is not an option.

Experiment with adding different veggies into your ground beef mix for a well rounded meal. Onions, basil, cilantro, or eve bell peppers will help you spice up your tacos. Adding a leafy green is also helpful when it comes to soaking up some of the beef grease that you would otherwise need to discard before serving. 

Meaty Egg Muffins

Breakfast is always a fun meal to get creative with, but many people simply don’t have the time to do so early in the morning. If you have muffin tins lying around, coat them with coconut oil or butter. You can fill each cup with a variety of ingredients according to your preferences, such as precooked ground beef, chopped broccoli, and bits of red pepper.

The final touch on your meaty egg muffins is to pour a single raw scrambled egg into each cup. After twenty to twenty-five minutes in the oven at 350 degrees, you’ll have meaty egg muffins to take wherever you go. Keep them in the fridge and reheat them quickly when you need a little snack. 

Lettuce-Wrapped Burger

When you’re already working with ground beef, it’s easy to form a number of small burger patties instead of simply cooking the meat separate. Burgers are a quick and healthy way to get your daily amount of protein, but many people overdo it on the carbs when designing a meal surrounding their burger.

Because French fries or sweet potato fries are so often included on the side of many burger dishes, we actually don’t need to be consuming a starchy bun as well. Alternatively, using lettuce to wrap your burger with a little avocado, grilled onion, and maybe even a fried egg on top, is a great way to round out your burger meal. 

If you’re looking for new recipes that require minimal prep time, these three recipes are perfect for you! When you’re eating healthy, your workouts become that much more effective. Check out some of the classes available at Vitality Fitness today!

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