After a long day at work, the last thing you want to do is go home and make a half-hearted attempt to cobble together a meal that is either completely unhealthy (hello, processed foods!) or too complicated to recreate without losing your sanity. So the next time you find yourself in a time pinch, consider one of these healthy and insanely easy recipes — we’re talking 10 minutes or less!
10-Minute Chicken, Corn and Kimchi Ramen
We wouldn’t blame you if you were tempted to dismiss our claim that this recipe can be ready in mere minutes. But looks can be deceiving. This dish only takes as long as the water requires to boil. For more quick tips, check out these genius ways to hack a pack of ramen noodles.
10-Minute Green Gazpacho and Smoky Quesadilla
Although the weather outside can be frightful this time of year, this chilled soup still manages to warm you up and curb your hunger pangs. Despite having two components, it comes together quickly thanks to a few clever shortcuts — simply add ice water to the soup just before blending, and broil the quesadillas on a baking sheet so they can be cooked simultaneously.
Chicken and Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Peanut Butter Vinaigrette
If you’ve got a big appetite and this super simple chicken salad recipe isn’t enough to satiate your hunger, consider adding some additional heft by tossing in one cup of cooked quinoa into the prepared chicken mixture. Either way, this healthy recipe is a cinch to make.
Get the recipe for Chicken and Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Peanut Butter Vinaigrette
Ginger Steak Salad
This vibrant salad features perfectly cooked steak tossed in a flavour-packed marinade and topped with a beautiful homemade ginger- and soy-based dressing. To get it on the table even faster, consider using leftover grilled steak to cut down on prep time.
Waffle Maker Panini
Move over, panini press! Fire up your waffle iron for quick, easy and tasty kid-friendly paninis that are guaranteed to quell those hunger pangs and have your family asking for seconds.
10-Minute Ham, White Bean and Kale Salad
Make this easy and satisfying salad when you’re in a pinch for a weeknight dinner. Try some of our time-saving shortcuts, such as toasting the almonds in a skillet and shaving the cheese with a vegetable peeler. This dish is also one of our favourite meal-sized salads you’ll actually crave.
Black Bean and Corn Salad
This delicious southwestern dish works as both a light dinner main and a scrumptious side. Either way, it’s so stress-free you just might be tempted to recreate it multiple times a week.