For some people, making three meals for each day of the week is more stressful than it is enjoyable. There are so many other tasks that eat up your 24-hour timespan that making breakfast, lunch, and dinner falls by the wayside. If you're a working girl who wants to detox and be healthier but just can't seem to find an extra minute in your day, this detox plan is for you!
If you find yourself rushing out the door each morning, then smoothies are the perfect option for you to have for breakfast! Smoothies are a fast, transportable, and easy way to get all of your nutrients in one meal. You'll find that fruits and vegetables you wouldn't normally pair together wind up tasting delicious once blended! Some recipes include:
1 cup of frozen mango + 1 cup of kale + 1/4 cup of raw cashews + 1 1/2 cups of coconut water + 1/4 avocado
1 cup of frozen blueberries + 1 cup of baby spinach + 2 tbs of flax seeds + 1 1/4 cup of almond milk + 1/4 avocado
The salad bar will be your best friend during lunch hours, but sometimes all of the options to choose from can be overwhelming. Preparing your salad the night before can help eliminate the need for unhealthy salad toppings and dressings, but if you don't have time for that, there is a simple formula you can follow.
Start with a base, such as romaine lettuce, kale, or arugula. Then, add 2-3 vegetables followed by a protein. Finally, finish with a few extra ingredients to enhance the flavors of your salad, but stay away from prepared dressings, as they are loaded with hidden sugar! You can use a drizzle of olive oil with fresh lemon juice, lime juice, or balsamic vinegar as dressings. Some recipes include:
Romaine lettuce + snap peas, carrots, and cucumber + chicken + scallions and cilantro
Cabbage + radish, avocado, and jicama + black beans + red onion and cilantro
Arugula + artichoke hearts and green beans + tuna (seared or canned) + scallions
People tend to over complicate what they make for dinner, but there are easy solutions to make it fast and keep it healthy! When you take a trip to the grocery store, buy cooked quinoa and brown rice from the salad bar and prepared food like chicken or fish to help you save time. Our favorite quick meal is below, but find more recipes like this one here!
1 cup of cooked quinoa + 1/2 cup of frozen peas and carrots + 1 egg + 1 slice scallion = Quinoa Fried "Rice"
To achieve this dinner all you need to do is heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Then, add quinoa and cook for two minutes. Next, add frozen peas and carrots and cook for two more minutes. Then, make a hole in the center of your skillet and add 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil, egg, and stir with a spatula to scramble. Finally, add your scallions, sesame oil, and tamari, mix and serve!
Eating healthy is only as hard as you make it!