Many people don’t realize that there are hundreds of easy meals that can be prepared in less than 20-30 minutes without compromising the health benefits. The goal is to stick to your calorie limits without compromising taste or starving. Keep a few simple ingredients around the house to make these easy recipes right away, and continue on your way to effective fat and weight loss. Here are some tips from the experts on easy meals.
1. Toasted chicken salad
The ingredients you need for easy meals like these are: 1 lettuce, 1 carrot, 1 tomato, 1 cucumber, 1 handful of grapes, 1 slice of whole wheat bread, olive oil, commercial Italian dressing or vinaigrette, and 1 chicken breast.
Remove the bone from the meat of the chicken breast and then dice the meat. Brown the chicken with a tablespoon of olive oil and with the skin. Remove the skin after cooking. You can also add minced garlic and salt while browning the meat.
Chop the vegetables and separate the lettuce leaves by hand. Mix and stir with a wooden spatula in a large bowl. Mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil with 3 tablespoons of vinaigrette or Italian dressing and then on top of the vegetables. Add the grapes on top along with the cooked chicken cubes. This makes a serving. This easy meal can be made in just 10-15 minutes.
2. Beef and broccoli
Easy meals like these can be made with the following ingredients: 12 ounces of lean sirloin, 1 cup of broccoli, salt, soy sauce, olive oil, bell pepper, and garlic. Cut the meat into small cubes and then marinate in a mixture of garlic and soy sauce for 5 to 10 minutes. Break the head of broccoli with your hands into small pieces. Chop the bell pepper.
Cook the meat with the marinade in a deep pan. While browning, add a little salt, olive oil and bell pepper. Once the meat is almost half cooked, drain the marinade and then add the broccoli. Continue cooking for 5 minutes and then transfer everything to a clean plate. This makes a serving. Everything for this easy meal will take just 15-20 minutes.
3. Grilled fish fillet with lemon
For this quick and easy meal, you will need the following ingredients: a cream dory fish fillet (125 grams), skim butter, 1 lemon, sugar, salt, garlic, pepper, and olive oil.
Prepare the fish fillet by rubbing a little salt and black pepper over the meat. 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper will suffice. Prepare a hot skillet by heating 3 tablespoons of olive oil for 3 minutes. As the oil heats up, add 1/2 tablespoon of sugar and squeeze out the lemon juice to mix everything together. Place cream fish fillet in skillet to cook. Add the minced garlic after flipping the steak to cook the other side. Add a small piece of fat-free butter over the fish and then continue cooking for 30 to 60 seconds before transferring to a clean plate. This makes one serving and adds to the list of easy meals. Everything takes just 15-20 minutes to complete.