You wouldn't be the ﬁrst one to make a New Year's Resolution to lose weight, start eating right or getting more exercise. In fact, the top ten resolutions made every year include “Eat Healthy Food,” “Lose Those Excess Pounds,” and “Get Fit.” These are also the most commonly broken resolutions. For 2013, we're all about simplifying your health. Getting and staying healthy doesn't have to be a hassle! Here are 5 quick and healthy dishes to get you started:
Chicken Couscous – This dish is good for dinner and lunch, so make a little extra for dinner and you can take leftovers for lunch the next day! Quick, healthy, and covers you for two or three meals! https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/chicken-couscous/
Miso Steak with Green Beans and Baby Potatoes – This one sounds, looks, and tastes fancy, but read the recipe and you'll ﬁnd out this is a great way for the cooking challenged to look like gourmet chefs. Delicious, healthy, and it only takes 10 minutes of hands-on work, 6 minutes of actual cooking. My kind of recipe! http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/miso-steak-with-green-beans-and-baby-potatoes/
Chicken Jambalaya – This recipe couldn't get any easier. Before you go to work in the morning, throw all of these ingredients into a crockpot and let it simmer. When you get home you'll have a warm, hearty meal waiting for you. How about that for good service? http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/chicken/chicken-jambalaya/
String Bean and Fingerling Potato Salad with Shrimp – Another 15-minute meal that will ﬁll you up with lots of nutrients! This recipe is also a quick recipe for the vinaigrette to drizzle over the salad, but if you're looking to save a little time and money ﬁnd a low-calorie vinaigrette at the store or use oil and vinegar over top. http://www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,10000002011067,00.html
Slow Cooker Pot Roast – Again, throw the ingredients in the crockpot and go to work. When you get home you'll have a tender and juicy pot roast waiting for you. I usually throw in sliced carrots, cubed red potatoes, beef broth, a dash of Worcester sauce, a little garlic powder and call it a day. Simmer it on low for 6-‐8 hours or on high for 4-‐6 hours. It's really hard to overcook this dish. http://www.food.com/recipe/beef-pot-roast-pot-oven-or-slow-cooker-160202
With the internet at our ﬁnger tips, we have access to thousands and thousands of recipes – the trick is ﬁnding what works for you. Recipes that require minimal attention are my favorite, so needless to say I'm getting my money's worth out of my crockpot. If you like salads, try cutting all your vegetables and bagging them into portions at the beginning of the week so all you have to do is empty the bags into a bowl. Time-saving tricks like that are the key to eating healthy and saving time. You can do it!