10 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 12 Minutes

Healthy meals. The idea of a healthy, home-cooked meal can put you in a dilemma. Cooking meals at home is good for your health as well as for your wallet. So why spend hours cooking a feast when a nutritious meal can only be prepared in 12 minutes or less. Avoid the grumbling tummy, the hangriness, and the cranky guests, with these recipes which are easy and healthy and ready in 10 minutes.

1. Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast

Avocado toasts are a favorite, but adding a poached egg takes it to a new level and enhancing the nutrition facts: protein, fats, and carbs making it perfectly healthy meals. Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs sprinkled on top improve the look and taste.


2. Hot Quinoa Cereal

Quinoa takes some time to cook. Quinoa flakes, which are similar to oats but are a complete protein, can be ready in a minute. Cooking them in your preferred milk with dried berries, with some nuts, nut butter, seeds, and fresh fruit acts a complete meal. This acts as a lifesaver for those who are on a healthy diet.

3. Omelet in a Mug

Add your favorite veggies (salsa), eggs, and cheese in a mug and beat it for 1 minute. Then cook for another 45 to 60 seconds in a microwave. Season it with some pepper and top with more cheese. Breakfast has never been easier to make.

4. Veggie Fried Rice

Fried rice is a dream recipe if you are running out of time. Leftover brown rice works best for this. Toss peas, eggs, and corn with salty soy sauce and vinegar. You can add any of your other favorite vegetables as well. Ready to serve for lunch.


5. Spicy Prawns with Honey-Lime Sauce

Prawns are a perfect protein for busy evenings because it takes very less time to cook. Season it with paprika, cumin, cayenne, and cinnamon to enhance maximum flavor, and saute it in butter for few minutes. Toss it with fresh lime juice and honey. It’s easy, quick, and full of flavor.


6. BBQ Chicken Pizza

Use a whole-wheat pita as the crust, and top it with barbecue sauce, onion, mozzarella, and pre-cooked leftover chicken. Microwave until the cheese is perfectly melted. This recipe will make you forget frozen pizza or delivery.

7. Easy Chicken Salad

Grilled chicken and veggies together with a simple lemon dressing in a bowl make a perfect combination.

8. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Cheese can be healthy. The idea of healthy meals can’t be more exciting than this. Grill cheese with whole wheat bread, and to make it extra healthy and filling you can add some spinach leaves. You can have a tomato soup as a dipping.

9. Banana Berry Smoothies

Smoothies are itself a complete meal. This version combines bananas, blueberries, raspberry, frozen yogurt, and juice for a flavorful breakfast or pre-workout treats. Highly recommended as healthy meals for weight loss.

10. 2-Ingredient Pancakes

We can use a banana and egg to get fluffy pancakes in a few minutes. Mash 2 bananas with 4 eggs to prepare the batter. Grease a pan with some butter and pour the batter. We can add more ingredients to the mix like cinnamon, vanilla extract or blueberries and drizzle with maple syrup.


Spending a heap of time in the kitchen isn’t fun every day when we are having other priorities. Use less time and effort to prepare these amazingly delicious and easy recipes which are even healthy for your family and friends.

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