Being a student and keeping a strict diet can be hard. There are a lot of healthy recipes floating on the internet but who wants to buy over 10 ingredients especially when have are spices?
1. Buddha Bowl
A buddha bowl is basically a quinoa bowl. First get easy to cook quinoa, dollar store quinoa takes a maximum of 5 minutes so that is recommended. Grab some of your favorite veggies.
I recommend kale, onion, and mushroom. Saute the vegetables with any spice. This takes about 10 minutes. Add some siracha or sauce of your choosing and easy. Lunch or dinner in about 18 minutes.
When you see those little egg pans in the grocery store or Home Sense, buy one. They are the most perfect frittata pans. What I do is I take kale, white onion, and bacon and saute it in a pan.
Then two eggs whisked in a bowl. Once the vegetables are done add those to the egg mixture, make sure the veggies are cut very small. Mix them together then add a bit of cheese to the mixture. Fry that in the small pan, each side takes about 7 minutes on medium high.
3. Stuffed pepper
First, make a pepper bowl using any color pepper. Cut the top off with the stem and deseed. Make some quinoa and add canned black beans and corn (drained).
After that has been sauteed with the quinoa add sun-dried tomatoes and chipotle. Stuff the pepper and viola easy peasy.
4. Avocado BLT
The BLT really is a classic. But it really is the must unfulfilling sandwich. But to really make this sandwich shine spice it up. Mash some avocado with salt and spices.
Add heirloom tomatoes on nice squishy bread with spinach or regular lettuce. Then if you are feeling rather creative go on Pinterest and check out this siracha sauce with coconut oil for a real kick.
5. Vietnamese salad rolls
These are good, I need to clear out my fridge dinner. If you have: lettuce, carrots, and cucumber you are set. If you want you can always add chicken or seared firm tofu for a substitute.
Chop the vegetables vertically so that you have long strips. Marinate the rice paper rolls in water until they are no longer hard. Set the sheet down and place the vegetables inside then roll! Make your own peanut sauce or buy peanut sauce.
6. Kale Flatbread
Flatbread is when I am the laziest of lazy. Basically what I do is first I asses what would be good together. I recommend pesto or beet hummus as a base.
Then the main vegetable like arugula, olives and cherry tomatoes. Bake the flatbread first with olive oil, then add the hummus, vegetables, feta, and balsamic glaze. Yum!
7. Stuffed sweet potato
Cut a large sweet potato in half and roast it. Mix together quinoa, spinach, cranberries, pecans, and any cheese. For a different flavor, combine beans, corn, and top with cheese.
Melt in the oven and add some cilantro. Look on Pinterest for many more combinations!
8. Baked Salmon
One of the best things about an oven is easy one packet meals. Grab a baking tray and tin foil, add veggies on the bottom roasted or not and top with salmon.
Cook salmon, zucchini, carrots, and spinach in a foil pack for 20 minutes. Simple and yum.
9. Kale Salad
Kale is a staple in my fridge. It’s easy to use and versatile. Soak kale leaves in a vinaigrette and massage so the kale isn’t prickling. Only use half of the vinaigrette.
Slice apples, pecans, and red onion. Top kale leaves and add the rest of the vinaigrette. Some great options are a homemade maple vinaigrette
10. Shrimp Tacos
I love tacos, really who doesn’t. Almost any combination can make a great taco and t doesn’t require that many ingredients. For this, I use shrimp, avocado, onion and cilantro.
Chop all the ingredients and add to a tortilla and then top with lime and hot sauce.