Fit Fast EASY Food

I’m fortunate to come from a family of experienced cooks where it’s truly second nature to create mouthwatering masterpieces from an assortment of ingredients requiring time & skill…I did not hone in on those skills…at all. More than a handful of steps or prep that takes longer than 20 minutes, I’m over it. Honestly if it takes 15 minutes I’m trying to see what I can skip for it to take 10 minutes. I love food, loathe cooking however I have staples I constantly prepare with ease.

Here are my favorite fast, great tasting, completely error proof recipes.

Egg Muffins
eggs
• Spay muffin tin with PAM.
• Put in veggies, fresh or frozen, half full (optional)
• Fill 1/2 – 3/4 with liquid egg whites
• Top off with Mrs. Dash (optional), bake at 400 degrees 10-15 minutes
I make these up a couple times a week. I have a snack ready to grab. Zero effort. I use them in breakfast wraps, late night snack with avocado or walnuts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZHTZFWnS38

Spaghetti Squash
squash
• Cut in half & remove seeds (the trick to cutting it is to rock the knife into the squash like a teeter totter)
• Cut side down put in microwavable dish with ¼ cup water
• Cover with plastic wrap & cook in microwave for 13 minutes
• Let cool & scrape insides with fork
Alternative is to line cookie sheet with aluminum, spray with PAM, put cut side down, bake at 350 for 45 minutes
I eat this with my crockpot chicken; I substitute it for noodles in soup. I also eat it with whey protein the combination tastes like a dessert.

Cauliflower Rice
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• Process fresh (tastes the best) or frozen cauliflower
• Put in microwavable dish & cover
• Microwave 5 minutes
Again I add to my chicken meals or add protein with a little bit of water or almond milk for a dessert tasting snack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TXNXPVvHug

Crockpot Chicken
chicken
• Put in desired amount of frozen chicken
• 1 jar of Verde (16oz)
• 1 can low sodium black beans
• Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning to taste
• Cook on high for 6 hours, add laughing cow cheese (optional)
Eat in a bowl or wrapped in a tortilla (I use low carb, my husband uses whole wheat)
I crockpot everything! I throw in chicken, vegetables, apple cider vinegar, beans & Mrs. Dash. I freeze half of it & have meals ready throughout the week

Peanut Butter Balls
pb
• Mix 2 servings of PB2 (powdered peanut butter found at your local health market)
• 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder
• Sugar free sweetener of your choice (the crystals work best, add to your taste)
• Add 2 TBLS water. Mix until it dough like. Be patient, keep mixing, may add a few drops of water(not too much).
• Roll into a ball & place in refrigerator
This is a true tesament of my lack of kitchen patience…I have a tendency to not roll these into balls and place in fridge…they’re so good I eat them instantly. Don’t judge me.
This creation is from Ifpa Pro Mendy Lynn, Certified Personal Trainer at Laser Sharp Fitness, Chic Clique Coach & Nutrition Expert. Check out: chiccliquefitness.com

With minimal effort & time we have a fridge full of grab & go food (picture feels very MTV Cribs, my apologies). Enjoy, experiment & PLEASE share any quick healthy fool proof foods you’ve found.
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6 thoughts on “Fit Fast EASY Food

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  2. I have to share a recipe I found a couple of months ago. I notice that you try to avoid too many carbs; I don’t see much fruit in your posts. I used to limit carbs, as I assumed they were the cause of many stomach issues I was having. I recently realized that it may have been the gluten that was causing me so many problems, so I have added fruit back into my diet (probably too much). Either way this recipe has carbs. But I think it is so great, and I have been really surprised that not everyone knows about it. Maybe you have and you don’t care for it, but I’m sure someone will find it interesting:

    Banana “Pancakes”

    1 banana
    1 egg

    That’s it!
    Sometimes I add some cinnamon or a dash of vanilla extract.
    Makes about 4.

    Mash the banana, then beat in the egg. It will eventually look like batter. Cook as you would normal pancakes. I think I read somewhere that if you lower the heat and cook longer they taste even better. I tried it out and it is kind of true. However, I am impatient so I usually can’t cook them for too long. EIther way, they are great!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE carbs. Bread or anything bread-like is my weakness. Since I no longer eat bread (gluten), I eat these when I am really having a craving. They’re so delicious, it feels like I’m cheating. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am really just eating an egg and a banana– something that I would eat on any other day, plus some.

    • This sounds AWESOME! I love bananas! Actually I love fruit!..& I love carbs…Okay honestly I love food, lol. Thank you so much for pointing out I don’t have any carb options listed on this post however I have all the carbs I love to eat on the “nutrition: get started” page. Also I have a banana oat cookie listed on the http://www.facebook.com/ShortSideShowTell page. Give it a try & let me know what you think!

      As much as I love carbs I too am gluten sensitive. I haven’t completely cut out gluten but it is rare & a small amount when I do have it. Perhaps I should compile all my gluten-free goodies together in a blog.

      Thank you again for sharing. The “pancakes” are at the top of my “to eat” list!

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