Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

No time to eat healthy? Don't know how to cook? THINK AGAIN

I believe I have mastered the art of preparing a healthy meal in record time. Here is an example of my lunch. It took me SEVEN minutes to prepare this. Here is a break down of those 7 minutes.

1st minute: Plug in George Foreman grill while defrosting frozen chicken breast in microwave. During that time, stick a pot of 1/2 c. water on the stove.

2nd minute: Plop chicken breast onto grill and sprinkle with season salt. Dump 1/2 c. instant whole grain brown rice into the boiling water.

3rd minute: Chop up a small squash, open grill up and throw on other side next to chicken. Turn rice to low and cover.

4th minute: Get out a plate, knife and fork. Also spray butter (0 cal) and garlic salt.

5th minute: Pour a glass of water for my drink and wait...ho..hum....

6th minute: Still waiting....

7th minute: Put rice on plate, spray with the butter spray, sprinkle with garlic salt. Open grill and scrape chicken and squash off onto plate.

You have just created a healthy meal with a kindergarten level of cooking skills in 7 minutes!
You are eating a small serving of a whole grain carb, a cup of a water-rich veggie and a hunk of pure protien. After you wash that meal down with some ice water, have a small peice of fruit to satisfy your sweet craving.

It's as simple as that!

(and there are SOOO many more quick, healthy ideas where that came from! (my head))
Ps. I am assuming you have a George Foreman Grill. If you don't, GO GET ONE RIGHT NOW! It is an absolute necessity in my opinion. The fat runs right off (if there is any) and I cook all my veggies right on there without even any oil! This grill is what enables me to eat like this every single day in the same amount of time it would take me to make a sandwich and chips!


Miss Got Wings said...

I love quick healthy meals - thanks for sharing! We don't have a Foreman but I do have a grill plate for the stove that only takes a few minutes to heat up. Thanks for reminding me to use it :)

Rene' said...

LOVE IT! I never thought of putting my veggies on there. I have only used it for chicken. But I could certainly grill shrimp and scallops on there too I bet and get that awesome "grill lines" like the restaurant. THANK YOU! I never thought of this before.I'm so excited!