So you want to eat healthy, but you don’t have a lot of time. Maybe you don’t even have a stove. But your heart is still stuck on it. First of all, GOOD. That kind of drive is awesome. For those that get in their own heads too much, here’s a recipe that gives you one less excuse. Oh, and it comes in both vegetarian and carnivore variations.
1/2 cup rice
1 half potato
1 chicken breast OR sub in 3/4 cup mixed lentils and black beans
1 cup kale
Grill chicken, seasoning to personal preference. Cut into strips. Use frozen, ready-to-eat stuff, if you must, and cook that.
Separately, cut potato into slices or chunks. Add potato, rice, beans, and lentils (if using them) to a microwave-safe container and soak in 2 cups of water.
Microwave on high for 10 minutes. If liquid water is completely gone, add 1/3 cup of additional water.
Microwave for an another 5 minutes.
Add kale and (if you choose) chicken.
Enjoy immediately or store up to three days.
Nutrition (in Daily Values)
Vitamin A: 95%
Vitamin C: 70%
Vitamin K: 315%
Vitamin B6: 25%
So there you go. You can up the kale, chicken, or legumes for a bit more nutrients, but if you’re needing to fuel up or recover from a tough workout, you won’t find a a more filling option. Next time, I’ll probably cover a smoothie or juice (or why juicing is bad).