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5 healthy meals in 10 minutes or less

Making meals at home is not only a very fine practice, but also good for your health and pocket. However in current time with busy schedules, spending long time cooking does not always sound feasible.

Exercise & Fitness By Namrata Dutta / Feb 29, 2016

Instant Oatmeal

Skipping the pre made flavors in packet to homemade version.  Combine half cup rolled oats with a cup of water or milk, with a touch of salt and microwave for 3 minutes. Serve with toppings of your choice like sliced almonds, 1 tea spoon maple syrup or ¼ cup dried fruits.

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Nutty Nana

Toast 1 slice of bread preferable wholegrain, apply 1 tbsp crunchy almond butter and half sliced banana.

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Mediterranean Pita

Split whole-wheat pita and spreading 1 side with 2 table spoon hummus add 1 large sliced roasted pepper, 1 table spoon black olives and same quantity of crumbled feta.  Also add 5 slices of cucumber and handful of mixed grains and Mediterranean pita is ready to be served.

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Mango Quesadillas

Spread 1/8 cup mango chutney on 1.8 inch whole-wheat tortilla. Add 2 slices of deli ham, 1/8 cup feta cheese or crumbled queso fresco along with 1 tbsp. chopped scallion. Fold it half and grills each side for 2-3 minutes and serve by cutting it to quarters.

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Veggie Fried Rice

Prepare a single serving of instant rice (3/4 cup approx) as per the package instructions for around 90 seconds. Sauté the cooked rice with ¼ diced zucchini, ¼ cup cherry tomatoes (halved) along with ¼ can drain and rinsed black beans. Also add 1/8 cup vegetable chowder and cook for 5-7 minutes. Now push the vegetables to outer edges of pan and scramble 1 egg in the center for about 3 minutes.  Serve Veggie Fried rice with ½ tbsp. shredded cheddar cheese.

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