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6 Delicious and Healthy 10-Minute Recipes

January 7, 2014

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Do you have a busy day ahead of you but still want to eat fresh and healthy food?

These no-fuss recipes are just the quick fixes you need if you’re strapped for time. Plus, they’re all centered on health-boosting superfoods that are natural, healing, and delicious. That’s worth scheduling in to your breakfast, lunch and dinner plan!

From a spicy homemade smoothie to tahini-topped zucchini, these super-fast meals take very little prep work. And they’re ready to eat in just 10 minutes or less.

Spicy Pomegranate and Ginger Smoothie: The nutrient-dense, antioxidant mix of pomegranate, ginger, and avocado in this non-dairy smoothie makes it a zesty and wholesome way to start your morning. Throw the ingredients in a blender for a fast and filling breakfast drink.

Creamy Spinach Oatmeal: It may sound like an interesting flavor combination, but Health Coach Quinn says, “don’t knock it ‘til you try it.” And since spinach and oatmeal are both superfoods, we won’t. The food synergy of baby spinach, cayenne pepper, oats, and nut butter make it the ultimate power breakfast in a bowl.

Vegan California Roll Salad: Craving sushi? Grab some quick-cook rice, avocado, nori, and cucumber to make this vegan version of a sushi roll favorite. This recipe can be further doctored up with sesame seeds, pickled ginger, wasabi, and carrots. For those who aren’t vegan, consider placing a couple sticks of mock crab sushi fish into the greens.

Tempeh Reuben: The combo of sprouted bread, sauerkraut and tempeh in this reuben-style sandwich packs a heap of hardy probiotics into your lunch. It only takes a little time to toast the bread and 3 minutes to sear the tempeh before you can bite into this good-for-your-gut meal.

Zucchini Pasta with Tahini Sauce, Olives, Avocado, and Cilantro: For dinner, make your own zucchini pasta with a no-cook sauce for a fast, raw food fix. Marinate the noodles in a mild, but creamy tahini, miso, tamari, and ginger sauce. The olives, sprouts, hemp seeds, and cilantro provide a good balance in taste and texture. Yum!

Tropical Quinoa: It’s nice to have a tropical dish smack in the middle of winter, especially one with some heat. In this quinoa, the war between sweet and spice is a total battle scene that stacks pineapple up against red pepper and chili flakes. Don’t have fresh pineapple? Try this quick and easy fried-rice style quinoa with mixed vegetables instead.

** Photo courtesy of of Girl Makes Food

What’s a fast and healthy meal that you like to make?