I’m guessing if you are reading this article then you are feeling a little bit lazy right now. If not, you're probably bored and searching for internet inspiration. You know I’m always here for you when it comes to cooking tips, simple recipes and shortcuts so I thought I’d give you a helping hand with some food ideas.
Let’s face it — everyone gets lazy sometimes. I certainly do, and I’m sure you do as well. But then you hear your stomach growling, and you wonder what food to eat.
It happens to the best of us. We want to make a nice meal, but our motivation just isn’t there. We know deep down it’s not a good excuse. After all, if we’re feeling lazy then we should be making something that doesn’t take that much time or effort.
Our lives are incomplete without food. We eat at least three times a day, and most of us probably snack more than that. And yet… we all have those days where we just don't have the energy to cook anything, or we're in a rush, or we've had a really tiring day and, you know what? We deserve to be bad parents for one night.Sometimes it’s easy to just head to the drive-thru or easily order takeout when you’re tired, but you’re going to want to avoid that, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Here are some food ideas that I love and are quick and easy, so next time you reach for the takeout menu, here are some ideas for quick and easy meals you can make when you're feeling lazy. try one of these suggestions instead!
When you are trying to eat healthy and exercise, you may have trouble motivating yourself to get off the couch. Here are some ideas for quick healthy, low-cost meals that will leave you feeling full and energized.
- Tuna salad with avocado and eggs
Tuna is a great source of lean protein and an excellent choice for lunch. Lunch doesn't always have to be boring, though, so today I'm sharing with you a creative way to prepare your tuna salad using my favorite ingredient – avocado. This recipe is great because it's healthy, simple to make and tastes delicious – the perfect combination!
Tuna Salad with Avocado and Eggs will make your next work day easier as it's packed with nutrients and very easy to prepare.
1 can of tuna in water (or salmon) – 1 avocado – 2 eggs – 1/2 tsp salt – 1/4 tsp pepper – lemon juice to taste
1. Drain the water from the can of tuna, then mash it with a fork in a bowl.
2. Mash avocado and add it to the bowl along with eggs, salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.
3. Combine all ingredients together until well mixed.
4. Eat fresh or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. Enjoy!
- Carrot Cake In A Jar
Do you have a sweet tooth but you don’t want to get those extra calories from it? This one’s for you! This simple and delectable dessert is gluten-free, but standard wheat can indeed be used.
Ingredients: 10 carrots, peeled 1 cup walnuts 1/4 cup coconut oil 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or honey
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking dish and set aside. Grate the carrots and set them aside in a bowl.
- Pulse the walnuts in a food processor until they resemble breadcrumbs. Add melted coconut oil, eggs, baking soda and vanilla sugar (or honey). Mix until well combined.
- Place the carrot pulp on the bottom of your greased baking dish and spread it out evenly. Pour the batter over your carrot layer and bake for 40-45 minutes. The cake should be golden brown on top and firm to touch.
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!
- Cauliflower Fried Rice
Ingredients: 1/2 head cauliflower, 2 eggs, beaten, 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use Braggs Aminos), 1 tsp garlic powder, Pepper, to taste
- Cut cauliflower into bite-size florets. Place in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 1/2 cup water and cover with plastic wrap, venting one corner to let steam escape. Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes, until very tender.
- Drain excess moisture and set aside. In a large pan, scramble the eggs and chop into small pieces when done.
- Set aside. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the drained cauliflower, salt and pepper to taste, and cook for about 5 minutes or so to soften it up a little bit. Add the soy sauce and garlic powder. Cook for another 2 minutes or so, stirring frequently.
- Add the scrambled eggs and stir through until the eggs are warmed through and everything is well combined. Serve immediately.
Serves 3 people as a side dish.
* This can also be used as a main dish by adding meat of choice (chicken or pork).
- Honey Lemon Toast
We need three slices of bread for our tasty honey lemon toast. We will then put some honey on it and squeeze some lemon juice on it. There are many ways in which we can eat it. You can eat this as a snack or even as a breakfast. The next thing we will do is to cut it into small pieces so that we can bite it easily.
Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk (plain or vanilla), 1 tbsp nutritious yeast flakes, 1 tsp cinnamon A pinch of sea salt 4–5 allergen bread slices, Lemon slices, granulated sugar
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, dietary yeast, and entirely voluntary honey. Combine and set aside for ten minutes.
- During the batter's resting period, Prepare a griddle or frying pan to a high temperature (350F). Spread the oil/butter evenly.
- Once the batter has sat for 10 minutes, dip bread (one at a time) into the batter and set on griddle. Make absolutely sure not to soak this too long, or the bread will crumble.
- Heat for 3-4 minutes, then carefully flip and fry/cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until nicely browned. Continue until all bread is baked and put on a dish.
- Then, in a small cup, combine the butter, honey, and lime juice and stir until a sauce forms.
- Serve fresh slices of lemon and powdered sugar. Sauce Makes approximately 1/4 cup, so double the recipe if feeding more than two people.
We hope you enjoyed these recipes! Trying them out is a great step towards making more of your own healthy food. Remember that it might take some time to get used to making your own food, but it’s well worth it—trust us.
Ultimately, eating healthy is all about personal responsibility. Choosing to plan what you eat and then taking action to prepare it and make sure you stick to that choice is the healthiest thing possible. You are the one who has to do it, so start with small steps and work your way up.