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Published on February 8, 2019

These 25 Healthy Meal Ideas Can Be Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

These 25 Healthy Meal Ideas Can Be Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

Between work, family, housework, hobbies, friends, reading, emails, calls, and all the other daily tasks, does it ever feel as though adding healthy eating to the list just feels overwhelming? I can almost hear your groan from across this page; “Meal planning? Who has time for that!?”

Hey, I get it. Life get’s crazy busy! And sometimes the idea of adding eating healthy into the mix sounds… well… overwhelming. But what if you could find a way to eat healthy in a way that hardly took up more time than driving to Chipotle for yet another Bulging Burrito?

If you can relate to any of this (please say it’s not just me) then read on! Because I am about to show you the most quick and healthy meal ideas that you can make quickly that will transform your health as you now know it to be!

With these fresh and fun ideas from the top 25 winners, you will find your meals transform into healthy culinary masterpieces in less than the time it would take to watch your favorite TV show!

So, go ahead and grab your laptop and pop in your favorite episode while I show you the best recipes on the internet that you can make in 30 minutes or less!

Breakfast Recipes

1. 8 Way Overnight Oats

    Since overnight oats have been a long time favorite of many people, it simply had to make the list! But this site in particular should strike your interest. With only a few minor tweaks, you can transform your dull morning routine into a flavorful and NEW treat each morning!

    Check out these amazing recipes by Life Made Sweeter for meals that will make you excited to get up each morning!

    Check out the recipe here!

    2. Grain Free Egg in a Hole

      If you ever had Egg in a Hole (AKA Pirates Eye) growing up, then you know that nothing beats a nostalgic morning with one of your childhood favorites!

      This grain free Egg in a Hole is a surefire way to power your morning with protein and veggies all while bringing you the comfort of childhood. This is a twist on an old classic that you won’t want to miss!

      Check out the recipe here!

      3. Coffee Chia Pudding

        Chia Pudding is pretty much a common household name these days. However, this one made the list specifically because it’s made with, to put it simply, the single most amazing concoction ever invented: Coffee!

        This genius recipe is not only super easy to grab and go, but it also saves you an extra step; grabbing a cup of Starbucks on the way.

        Check out the recipe here!

        4. Protein Pancakes

          This recipe has been a staple in my house! Since my husband is always looking for high-protein meals before his busy 6 am shift, protein pancakes often turn out to be his go-to! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good old smoothie! However, there are some days that just need something a bit more substantial!

          Since this recipe packs the same amount of protein while still giving you a good amount to chew, it makes this recipe a perfect candidate!

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          Check out the recipe here!

          5. Beauty Jello

            If you want something quick, filling, and high in protein, then beauty Jello might be the way to go for you!

            Since Gelatin is composed of almost 100% protein, you will have the blood sugar stabilization you need first thing in the morning. It is packed with water, making it extremely hydrating.

            And on top of that, gelatin is a form of collagen which is needed for beautiful hair, skin, and nails.

            Check out the recipe here!

            6. Snickerdoodle Protein Smoothie

              Speaking of smoothies, you will definitely want to give this one a shot! This protein smoothie will make you reminisce of fresh-baked snickerdoodles while never breaking your diet!

              Since smoothies are so quick and easy to make, they are a great option to add to your go-to breakfast routine! And this one should definitely make the list.

              Check out the recipe here!

              7. Mermaid Smoothie Bowls

                In the midst of our crazy busy lives, it can sometimes be hard to remember to stop and enjoy the little moments in life. The bright and beautiful colors in this smoothie bowl will help you do just that!

                With only 5 minutes to make this beautiful creation, it will leave you with a bit of time to enjoy your beautiful meal and just ponder what the rest of the day will bring.

                Check out the recipe here!

                Lunch Recipes

                8. Raw Nori Wraps

                  If you are looking for ridiculously healthy meals that take no more effort than building a sandwich, this meal is a perfect idea for you!

                  Jam packed with veggies and nutrients, these nori wraps will give you a sushi feel without having to load up on white rice (or dish out your budget!) Of course, if you are someone looking for something a bit more substantial, you could always toss a little bit of meat in there and call it a day.

                  Check out the recipe here!

                  9. Avocado Chickpea Salad Wrap

                    My dear friends, let me introduce you to the collard wrap. AKA your new best friend in your fitness journey! Not only are they nutrients dense and a great low calorie option, but collard greens also provide a quick and easy substitute to throw together a meal in a way as easy as rolling a burrito.

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                    Of course, you can pack it with any of your favorite fillings. Turkey and lettuce, chicken salad, or tofu and peppers, but I have always been a sucker for chickpeas and avocado, so this one made the top of the list!

                    Check out the recipe here!

                    10. Chicken “Sushi” Bowls

                      With cauliflower rice as the base, you will feel as though you are eating a carb-heavy meal, but for half the calories! This sushi bowl is designed to taste like a poke bowl, but is subbed with chicken so you don’t have to worry about hunting down some actual poke.

                      I think you’ll find yourself falling in love with the tangy flavors of this Asian-based dish.

                      Check out the recipe here!

                      11. Mason Jar Burrito Bowls

                        If you have ever gone to Chipotle, then you know there is nothing like the blend of rice and beans topped with the best Mexican favorites to make your mouth water!

                        Thankfully, this recipe combines all of the best aspects of a burrito bowl with an on-the-go option! This is definitely one to add to your meal prep!

                        Check out the recipe here!

                        12. Collard Wraps

                          Collard Wraps taste delicious and fresh, but are one of the quickest and healthiest lunches that you could make! This instruction list will guide you through how to make an amazing wrap without even having to run to the store!

                          Check out the recipe here!

                          13. Skinny Taco Salad in a Jar

                            Who doesn’t love a good taco salad? I grew up having taco salads every Sunday. It was our family staple and it still has a place in my heart because of that!

                            This recipe stood out among the rest for two reasons. #1- It looked delicious! #2- It is the perfect on-the-go option!

                            Check out the recipe here!

                            14. Olive Oil Tuna Salad Wrap

                              Of course, where would this post be without at least one tuna recipe? Tuna provides the perfect low-calorie protein that will leave you feeling full until your next meal! Say goodbye to late-night bingeing!

                              Check out the recipe here!

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                              Dinner Recipes

                              15. Power Bowls

                                This became an easy pick for me because I loved how versatile it is! You can switch up the roasted veggies depending on what you have in your fridge, and it’s a powerful and hearty meal for those cold and rainy days. This is definitely a recipe you will want to bookmark!

                                Check out the recipe here!

                                16. Pesto Baked Chicken

                                  Everyone needs a savory dinner every once in a while! Whether you are trying to lose weight or bulk up muscle, this chicken will give you everything you need to feel full and satiated all while building sleek lean muscle!

                                  Check out the recipe here!

                                  17. Lettuce Wraps

                                    Lettuce wraps are a great option to reduce carb-intake for any meal! This is one of my top hacks that I consistently use for quick lunches that are extremely healthy! Because of that, this creamy avocado chicken lettuce wrap was quick to catch my eye! Thank you Heavenly Oven for putting this amazing recipe out there!

                                    Check out the recipe here!

                                    18. Antipasto In-A-Pinch Platter

                                      If you are ever in a pinch for a dinner party, then this antipasto platter has you covered! With no more than 20 minutes necessary to throw it together, this platter will become a new staple and lifesaver to your procrastinated meals plans!

                                      The best part of it though, is that even with such little time to prep, the beauty in the platter is sure to wow everyone in a way that will have them thinking you poured hours into this dish!

                                      Check out the recipe here!

                                      19. Shrimp and Avocado Salad

                                        We’ve all heard that tapering off carbs towards the end of the day is a great way to reduce belly fat and increase sleeping abilities! That makes this Shrimp and Avocado a perfect dinner idea!

                                        With hardly any carbs in this quick and easy dinner, you will go to bed feeling relaxed and wound down for a good nights rest.

                                        Check out the recipe here!

                                        20. One Pan Zucchini Lagsana

                                          Who doesn’t like a one pan meal? Whether you are hoping to make leftovers, or feed your entire family, this meal is a perfect option for a quick and gourmet dinner that everyone is sure to love! Who would even know you are chowing down on a day’s worth of veggies in the process?

                                          Check out the recipe here!

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                                          21. Sheet Pan Mahi Fajitas

                                            Sheet pan dinners are an awesome way to enjoy all the flavor of a roast without the hassle of actually roasting it! This Fajita recipe is as simple as cutting the ingredients, seasoning, and popping in the oven!

                                            Check out the recipe here!

                                            22. Greek Style Sheet Pan Chicken

                                              Another sheet pan favorite is this Greek chicken! The looks of this savory meal will have your family fooled into thinking you were cooking for hours! They will never guess that it only took you 5 minutes to prepare everything and pop it in the oven!

                                              Check out the recipe here!

                                              23. Sweet Chili Shrimp Zoodles

                                                These Shrimp Veggie Noodles will have you craving healthy food every night! With no more than 15 minutes needed to cook, this meal will become a staple that you will easily be able to squeeze into your busy lifestyle!

                                                Check out the recipe here!

                                                24. Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

                                                  There is something about the comfort of a skillet that we all crave! They are a great option since you can easily throw one together using whatever you have in your fridge. This one was particularly inviting! Anyone else getting hungry?

                                                  Check out the recipe here!

                                                  25. Instant Egg Rolls in a Bowl

                                                    I have not met a single person who does not love egg rolls! When I discovered I was celiac, egg rolls was one of the first foods I remorsefully thought about!

                                                    If you are in the same boat then you will be thrilled to try this Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe! The flavors in this recipe will have you feel like you aren’t missing out on anything! But it is especially healthy!

                                                    Check out the recipe here!

                                                    Bonus Tips

                                                    • Find a day to meal prep. If you know you will be pressed for time during the week, then set yourself up for success before the craziness rolls around![1]
                                                    • Stock up on Mason Jars. Most of these recipes can be tossed in a mason jar for quick meals on the go! If you don’t have anything healthy on hand, then it will be tempting to reach for the junk food drawer. Plan ahead of time by making the healthiest choice the most accesible.
                                                    • Out of sight out of mind. What you see first is what you are most likely to eat! Put your healthiest items in the most visible spots. That way you will keep yourself from mindlessly munching on candy and start reaching for the fruit instead.
                                                    • Keep healthy snacks on hand. You should never go hungry. If you do, sooner or later that will lead to bingeing. Healthy snacks (like snack sized packs of nuts or carrot bags) will help soothe your munchies without breaking your diet.
                                                    • Combine all meals with healthy protein and fats. This will keep your blood sugar stable! If you have too many sweets alone, you will find yourself crashing and craving later in the day.
                                                    • Make juices in advance. My husband and I always start our day with warm lemon water followed by pure veggie juice! To make this easier, we juice in advance and place our concoctions in mason jars. This makes it easy to grab quickly the next day!

                                                    Final Thoughts

                                                    Yes, eating healthy might sometimes seem like a hassle, but remember that the energy and productivity you receive from it will return an investment 10 times what you initially put in! And, if you do it right it won’t take up very much time at all!

                                                    If you follow these tips, tricks and recipes you will find yourself eating consistently healthy without feeling pressed for time! And if you need any more ideas, I’m always here to help you out!

                                                    Featured photo credit: Maddi Bazzocco via unsplash.com

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                                                    50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                    50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                    If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming.

                                                    That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into fifty key points.

                                                    Here’re 50 habits of highly successful people you should learn:

                                                    1. Believe It to See It

                                                    Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you.

                                                    2. See Problems as a Wonderful Gift

                                                    While others only see problems and give up, successful people use the problem as a lesson to find improvement in themselves or the task at hand.

                                                    3. Keep Looking for Solutions

                                                    Even if they’re knee-deep in problems, successful people will still put all of their focus on finding solutions.

                                                    4. Remember It’s All About the Journey

                                                    Successful people are conscious and methodical in creating their own success. They don’t sit around doing the bare minimum, hoping success finds them.

                                                    5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

                                                    There’s so much fear on the road to success, but instead of letting that fear control and limit them, successful people do a good job of just forging ahead regardless.

                                                    6. Always Ask Productive Questions

                                                    It’s all about asking the right questions. Successful people make sure they are questions that will elicit information for a more productive, creative and positive mindset moving forward.

                                                    7. Understand the Best Waste of Energy Is Complaining

                                                    Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.

                                                    8. Don’t Play the Blame Game

                                                    Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon. While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.

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                                                    9. Maximize Your Strengths

                                                    Not every successful person is simply more talented than the rest, but they do use what they know they’re good at to achieve more successful results.

                                                    10. Be in It to Win It

                                                    Successful people are busy, productive and proactive. Instead of sitting around over-thinking and over-planning a great idea, they just take a step towards it no matter how small.

                                                    11. Know That Success Attracts Success

                                                    People who are successful surround themselves and seek out like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team and forge win-win relationships.

                                                    12. Actually Choose to Be Successful

                                                    Dreaming big is a massive part of being successful even if your dream seems impossible. Ambition is a mindset that needs to be a daily conscious choice.

                                                    13. Visualize, Visualize, Visualize!

                                                    You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.

                                                    14. Be a One-Off Original

                                                    Successful people look for what’s working and then create a unique spin on it. Imitating only regurgitates other people’s ideas with no originality.

                                                    15. The Perfect Time to Act Is Now

                                                    Waiting for the right time to act is basically procrastination wrapped up in an excuse. Successful people know there’s never a perfect time so they may as well just do it now.

                                                    16. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

                                                    Continuous learning is the key to a successful life. Whether it’s academic, being a student of life or actionable learning, it’s all about expanding your knowledge and personal development.

                                                    17. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

                                                    Successful people have the knack for finding positive aspects in all people and circumstances no matter what.

                                                    18. Having a Bad Day? Do It Anyway!

                                                    We all have bad moods but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop everything. Giving into a bad mood just stop-starts your life, slowing success way down.

                                                    19. Sometimes Risky Business Is Needed

                                                    Calculated risks are a must for success. It’s about weighing the pros and cons while moving forward with that element of trust.

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                                                    20. Accept Challenge All the Time

                                                    Dealing with problems head-on is a must to be successful. Successful people also face challenges in order to improve themselves.

                                                    21. Make Your Own Luck

                                                    In the mindset of a successful person, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’ or ‘fate’. They take control to actively and consciously create their own best life.

                                                    22. Ignite Your Initiative

                                                    While many people are reactive, successful people are proactive – taking action before they have to.

                                                    23. Be the Master of Your Emotions

                                                    Being effective at managing emotions is key on the road to success. That’s not to say successful people don’t feel like we all do, but they’re just not slaves to their emotions.

                                                    24. Champion in Communication

                                                    Consciously working on effective communication skills gets anyone closer to success.

                                                    25. Plan Your Life Strategically

                                                    Successful people’s lives aren’t a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes, they methodically work at turning their plans into a reality.

                                                    26. Become Exceptional at What You Do

                                                    To become exceptional, you typically have to do things that most won’t. To become successful, hard decisions need to be made and acting on them is crucial.

                                                    27. Choose to Live Outside of Your Comfort Zone

                                                    While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

                                                    28. Live by Core Values

                                                    Successful people firstly identify their core values and what’s important to them, then do their best to live a life that reflects these values.

                                                    29. Realize Money Isn’t Everything

                                                    Money and success are not interchangeable and the most successful people understand this. Putting money on a pedestal and equating it to success is a dangerous mindset to have. Success comes in many forms.

                                                    30. Don’t Get Carried Away

                                                    Successful people understand the importance of discipline and self-control and as a result they are happy to take the road less travelled.

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                                                    31. Self-Worth Is Not Tied to Success

                                                    Successful people are secure. They do not derive their self-worth from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

                                                    32. Kindness Breeds Kindness (And Success)

                                                    Generosity and kindness is a common trait among long-term successful people. It’s important to take pleasure in helping others achieve.

                                                    33. More Humility, Less Arrogance

                                                    Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability. They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

                                                    34. Change Opens New Doors

                                                    People who are successful are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

                                                    35. Success Requires a Healthy Body

                                                    It’s not just how you think, it’s about how you show up for success. Successful people understand the importance of being physically well, not for vain reasons but because being in tiptop condition creates a better personal life for success.

                                                    36. Laziness Just Doesn’t Exist

                                                    Successful people are never considered lazy. Yes, they can relax when they need to, but working hard is their game.

                                                    37. Resilience by the Bucket Load

                                                    When difficulty strikes, most would throw in the towel, but successful people are just warming up.

                                                    38. Feedback Is Just Another Chance to Improve

                                                    How people react to feedback determines their potential for success. Being open to constructive criticism and acting on it to improve is most seen in those who are successful.

                                                    39. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

                                                    If people are hanging out with toxic and negative people, then they need to take a look at themselves. Successful people hang out with others who are positive and supportive.

                                                    40. Can’t Control It? Forget It

                                                    Successful people don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

                                                    41. Swim Against the Tide

                                                    Successful people are not people-pleasers and they don’t need constant approval from others in order to move ahead.

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                                                    42. Alone Time Is Valuable Time

                                                    More self-worth means being more comfortable with your own company. Successful people are more happy and see the value in spending time alone.

                                                    43. Self-Standard Is Higher Than Most

                                                    Everyone has a choice to set high standards for themselves. Successful people do this, which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

                                                    44. Failure Isn’t Rationalized

                                                    While many use age, health, lack of time, ‘bad luck’, or lack of opportunity to explain away their failure, the key to success is finding a way to succeed despite facing these challenges.

                                                    45. Down Time Is an Important Part of a Routine

                                                    Having an off switch and taking time to do things that make them happy is a common trait of a successful person. Take a look at here The Importance of Scheduling Downtime.

                                                    46. Career Isn’t Who You Are, It’s What You Do

                                                    Successful people know their career isn’t their identity. They are multi-dimensional and don’t define themselves by their job.

                                                    47. Be Interested in Only the Path of Resistance

                                                    While most people look for the easiest way or the shortcut, successful people are more interested in the most effective way. They look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

                                                    48. Follow Through

                                                    Many spend their life starting things that they never finish, but successful people get the job done. Even when the excitement and the novelty has worn off they still follow through and finish.

                                                    49. Invest in All Your Dimensions

                                                    We’re not just physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. Successful people consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

                                                    50. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

                                                    To obtain success, it’s important to practice what you preach. Successful people don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

                                                    So there you have it, a summary of what I’ve learned from self-help books. But of course, you need to start taking actions so you will get closer to success too.

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