How to Eat Healthier Without Cooking :D

We have had a couple of questions regarding just how to eat healthier to lose weight when:

  • You don’t like to cook
  • You travel a lot
  • You have a hectic schedule
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“No time to cook… I gots places to go!”

So we will dedicate this week’s posts to the road warriors out there, or for those who simply do not enjoy cooking.  This is the no effort meal plan– simply grab ingredients from the grocery store or order low calorie options when dining out.

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So, in the hunt to cook as little as possible, we went to our local grocery store (Sam’s) to look for options.  We picked up a fun looking salad mix and a couple pounds of salmon and tilapia with veggies in a bag from the fresh meat & seafood section.  Instructions said to microwave 5 minutes for every pound, then serve.

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No cooking required – Salmon with Kale & Brussel Sprouts Crunch Salad

Ingredient Calories Protein Carb
6 oz salmon 241 calories 34 g
Kale & Brussel Sprouts chopped salad mix, 1 cup 45 calories 3 g 7 g
1 lemon wedge as salad dressing 5 calories 1 g
½ tsp splenda to mix with salad
2 oz broccoli 19 calories 1 g 3 g
TOTAL 310 calories 38 g protein 11 g carb

Instructions: Microwave as directed on the back of the package.

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No cooking required – Tilapia with Kale & Brussels Sprouts Crunch Salad
Ingredient Calories Protein Carb
Tilapia, 2 pieces or 8 oz 220 calories 45 g
Kale & brussels sprouts chopped salad mix, 1 cup 45 calories 3 g 7 g
Lemon, 1 wedge squeezed as salad dressing 5 calories 1 g
Splenda, ½ tsp to mix with salad
Asparagus, 2 oz (about 4 spears) 11 calories 1 g 3 g
TOTAL 281 calories 49 g protein 11 g carb

Instructions: Microwave.

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Not too bad, right?

For the kale & brussels sprouts chopped salad, squeeze a wedge of lime and add 1/2 tsp of Splenda or use your favorite low-calorie, low-carb dressing.

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Serve the crunch salad with either salmon or tilapia.  Salt and pepper to taste.

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Now you can enjoy a meal with minimal prepping or cooking.  Stay tune for more posts later next week to learn more about our ‘no cooking methods’.

 

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