Healthy On-The-Go Recipes
With the end of the year nearing, life gets busy which means less time for meal prep.
Whether you’re in an apartment, dorm room, or spending more time at the office, we are here to let you know you don’t have to live off microwave ramen and vending machine snacks. If you have access to a microwave, mini fridge, mug, and a few ingredients, you can eat like the aspiring foodie you deserve to be even during your busiest days.
To help, here are three food hacks that take little effort but reap (tasty) benefits.
Two-minute omelet in a mug
Want to ditch the long breakfast line but still get a good breakfast? Make this recipe instead.
Just grab your favorite mug, whisk up a few eggs and ingredients of your choice, and pop it in your microwave for a minute. And you can easily customize it with your favorite ingredients.
- 2 to 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon shredded cheese
- Olive oil or cooking spray
- Salt and pepper
- Optional add-ins: salsa, sliced ham or turkey, salsa, green onions
- Coat your mug with olive oil or cooking spray.
- Add eggs to mug and whisk together with a fork.
- Add your choice of ingredients ex: ham, green onions, cheese, salt and pepper. Whisk until all ingredients are completely mixed together.
- Microwave on high for one minute. Stir and break up any large chunks of egg.
- Cook for another 45 to 60 seconds or until eggs are set. Top with a bit more cheese, salt and pepper, and enjoy
Four-ingredient peanut butter bites
For all the mornings when you wake up five minutes before your 8 a.m. class or a meeting with no time for breakfast, here’s a quick and healthy solution. These no-bake energy bites are the perfect pick-me-up. Mix together these four ingredients, shape into balls and keep them in your mini-fridge for a great snack on the go.
- 3/4 cup peanut butter or nut butter
- 1 3/4 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Optional add-ins: 1/4 cup flax seeds, chia seeds, dried fruit, shredded coconut
- Stir all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until combined (Or just use your hands.)
- Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to a week.
We all scream for (nice) cream
This last recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, and it’s a healthful and lower-cost alternative to convenience store ice cream. Nice cream at its simplest is frozen bananas blended and frozen, with a few ingredients of your choice, such as chocolate chips, cookies, nuts or dried fruit. What’s not to love?
With the help of a small personal blender, you can enjoy your very own nice cream at the push of a button. And it’s virtually mess free.
- 1 large ripe banana
- Optional add-ins: chocolate chips, peanut butter, nuts, candy, fruit
- Peel the banana and chop into small pieces.
- Place pieces in your freezer until completely frozen (overnight is ideal).
- Toss the frozen bananas in your high-speed blender and blend until they look gooey. Note: keep blending until there are no last bits of bananas. The mixture will shift from blended banana to a creamier texture. (If adding any mix-ins, like peanut butter or chocolate chips, this is the time.
- Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and freeze until solid. (You could eat it right away, but it will be quite soft.) We recommend freezing it for at least a few hours.
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