Best Food to Eat When You Don’t Have a Lot of Time to Prepare It
You are starving, and you don’t have enough time to prepare food. Do you grab the first bag of potato crisps that you see, or do you preferably opt for healthier choices? If you are frequently faced with having to make this decision, we suggest going for the latter, and here you can find a few ideas on what to go for when you are pressed for time but still got to eat.
Everyone has heard the famous story about how the sandwich got its name. An English aristocrat, 4th Earl of Sandwich, didn’t want to stop playing cards so he ordered his valet to bring him something that he could eat without a fork and that wouldn’t get his cards dirty because he wanted to eat and play at the same time. The solution was two pieces of bread with some meat inside – or a sandwich, which was named after him. Making a sandwich cannot be easier or faster. You just need to grab a couple of slices of bread and fill them with the stuffing of your choosing – the options are limitless. If you are a fan of the famous BLT, you can switch things up by making a lettuce, prosciutto and tomato sandwich; if you like fish, you can make a tuna sandwich; there is also always the classic – ham and cheese sandwich; and for those with a sweet tooth nothing’s better than PB&J.
Delicious oatmeal porridge does not require a lot of time to prepare and is a great meal for starting the day. There is a variety of oats to choose from – rolled oats, quick rolled oats, steel-cut, oat groats, oat bran, and Scottish oats. All you need to do is pour hot milk (or water if you want a healthier option) over a cup of oats, and there you have it. You can add salt, sugar or honey to your taste, spice it up with some cinnamon, or even a handful of your favorite fruit and you are all set. One good thing about oatmeal is that it is a whole grain, which has a lot of health benefits – it contains a lot of fiber, which reduces LDL cholesterol and is filled with protein, which helps keep you full.
There are many superfast salads which are easy to make, and they are an excellent healthy option. Many supermarkets these days offer pre-chopped vegetables, so when you are pressed for time, you can always grab them to save the time. You can also pre-prepare the ingredient for your favorite salad ahead of time (when you have it), and then just mix it all into a delicious meal. Here are a few ideas for tasty guilt-free salad meals which can be made in under ten minutes: a summer pasta salad (your favourite pasta, corn, some veggies, beans and a dressing), a mixed berry salad (fresh seasonal berries, baby arugula, wheat berries and a dressing), a Mediterranean salad (cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, red onion, parsley and tomato vinaigrette).