If you’re looking for healthy meal ideas that you can whip up in under five minutes, these are for you. We’ve found some great recipes that will save you time in the kitchen but not to the detriment of the food. So many quick meals equal fast food and little nutritional value, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Anyone will be able to throw these together with minimal fuss and equipment, so enjoy.

Hummus and avocado sandwich topper

This hummus and avocado sandwich recipe is excellent for lunch on the run or when you only have a few minutes to spare. It’s essentially hummus, red onion, coriander, tomatoes, and lemon. 

All you need to do is smear hummus on top of rye bread or inside a wholegrain pitta. Then you dice some red onion, cut cherry tomatoes in half, and add these plus the avocado, lemon, and coriander. 

Simple chickpea salad

This simple chickpea salad is just a matter of throwing the ingredients together in a bowl. No cooking is required. It’s filling and nutritious, and you can add extra spices or herbs if you like. 

The essential ingredients are canned chickpeas, bell pepper, English cucumber, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, smoked paprika, and fresh ground pepper. 

Mexican salad

This easy Mexican salad recipe is vegan as well as gluten-free. Bursting with flavor and color, it’s a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. 

To make this salad, combine kidney beans, tinned sweetcorn, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped avocado, and red pepper in a bowl. Squeeze the juice of one lime over it and two tablespoons of good olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste and two tablespoons of fresh coriander and mix it all. 

Green salad with no-mix tahini dressing

This fresh green salad includes mixed greens or kale, red onion, radishes, roasted sunflower seeds, avocado, and dried cranberries. Then the dressing consists of tahini, extra virgin olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper. 

You can add more protein by serving it with quinoa, baked chickpeas, or additional sunflower seeds. 

Vegetable omelet

This vegetable omelet recipe contains essential nutrients like B12, riboflavin, phosphorus, selenium, and choline. Best of all, you can choose which veggies to use and add feta, hemp seeds, etc. 

To make one, heat a cast-iron frying pan on high heat. Lightly grease the pan with grapeseed oil. Beat one or two eggs, add them to the pan with ½ cup of chopped veggies, and a couple of tablespoons of additional protein (optional). Cover the pan and turn the heat down to medium-low. Cook for two or three minutes until the eggs are firm. 

Homemade gazpacho

Gazpacho is a cold Spanish vegetable soup. Since it just requires adding the ingredients to a blender, you get a wholesome, tasty meal in no time. 

Throw the following ingredients into your blender and mix until smooth: beefsteak or Roma tomatoes, red bell pepper, onion, cucumber, chopped stale bread, garlic cloves, oil, sherry, or red wine vinegar, cold water, salt, pepper, and cumin (optional). Refrigerate the soup and enjoy it hard for a refreshing and tasty meal. 

Miso soup

This soup is a staple in Japan. Warming and full of fermented goodness, it is as tasty as it gets. 

To make it, you need to add miso paste to boiling water in a pot on the stove and stir it until it dissolves. Then add dried seaweed and green onions and let it sit for three minutes. Meanwhile, cut some silken tofu into cubes and add this. Now you can serve it and enjoy it straight away (or once the liquid has cooled a bit). 

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