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Easy, Healthy Recipes You Can Make on a Busy Day

Easy, Healthy Recipes You Can Make on a Busy Day

Maintaining a workout schedule and incorporating activeness into our workspace by switching to a standing desk are excellent approaches to a healthy lifestyle; but keeping a nutritious, balanced diet should be at the top of our list, too!  It can be challenging to do so when you have a  consistently busy schedule. As ideal as it would be to make our own meals so we know 100 % what we’re eating, sometimes we just don’t have the luxury to set aside more than an hour during the day to get busy in the kitchen. Luckily, with these easy-to-make, healthy,meal-prep-friendly recipes, we don’t have to!


Garlic Butter Chicken

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15- Minute Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice

This gluten-free, low carb meal with garlic butter chicken pieces is a healthy, delicious combination of crispiness, creaminess, and juiciness. You can make it in just one skillet, and because it only calls for chicken cutlets, it only takes 6-8 minutes to pan fry plus another minute to mix in your cauliflower rice! 

 

 

 

Chicken with Potatoes

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Baked Garlic Chicken with Potatoes


To make this crisp, tender, flavourful chicken dish, all you have to do is combine your chicken, potatoes, and seasonings in one baking pan and pop it in the oven for about 25-30 minutes! It’s the best of both worlds: simple to make and complexly-flavoured. 

 

 

 

Honey Dijon Chicken

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Honey Dijon Chicken and Veggies

If you’re a huge fan of savory flavours, you’ll love this recipe. It’s honey mustard coated chicken breasts with grape tomatoes and zucchini. It’s also a one pot, one cooking step recipe that’s perfect for extremely busy days!

 

 

 

Burrito Bowl

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Burrito Bowls


Taking inspiration from the famous burrito bowls of Chipotle, this 10-minute, healthy recipe is a fool-proof way of eating healthy without having to sacrifice a lot of time and effort. 

 

 

 

One Pot Sausage with Veggies

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Healthy One-Pot Sausage and Veggies


If you’re looking for a healthy, budget-friendly meal, you’re going to love this stir fried sausage with bell peppers and zucchini!

 

 

 

Salmon with Asparagus

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Baked Salmon with Asparagus and Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce


This no-nonsense salmon recipe is low-carb, paleo, and gluten-free! If you love anything lemon-butter, you’re surely going to make this more than once. According to Eatwell101, it’s the baked salmon recipe of your dreams; we’ll let you be the judge of that. 

 

 

 

Asian Quinoa Meatballs

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Asian Quinoa Meatballs


This recipe is a healthier alternative to regular meatballs, substituting meat with quinoa. You can make it in the oven in just about 30 minutes (prep time included) and then pair it with your rice of choice or roasted vegetables!

 

 

 

Chicken with Vegetables


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Chicken Satay Salad


This hump-day-appropriate recipe only takes 15 minutes to make! With its blend of spicy, sour, and nutty flavours, it'll surely hit the spot. Bonus: It’s packed with protein, too!

 

 

 

Soup in a Bowl

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Spiced Carrot & Lentil Soup


This healthy soup recipe is perfect for cold nights. It’s packed with iron and is low fat. You can make it with a saucepan or a slow cooker and then pair it with some naan bread!

 

 

 

Risotto

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Butternut Squash Barley “Risotto”


For a low-carb, low fat meal, try out this mock risotto recipe using barley. If you only have a 30 minute window for lunch, give this one a shot!

 

Shrimp with Noodles

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles 


For a light, low-calorie, refreshing meal, make this cilantro lime shrimp over some zucchini noodles. Bonus: it takes only about four minutes to cook!

 

 

 

Chicken Curry

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Chinese Chicken Curry 


If you love curry but don’t really have the time to cook it all the time, this 15-minute recipe will be your new best friend! A huge plus: it’s a one-pot recipe, too!




Staying Healthy Despite a Busy Lifestyle


The good news is you don’t have to compromise on your diet or nutritional preferences even if you have a jam packed daily routine! We recommend planning out your meals ahead of time and meal prepping in your free time. This way, you can cut down on time spent grocery shopping, coming up with meal ideas, and cooking! What’s your go-to meal on a busy day? 




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