Once again, we have embarked on a challenging week of early mornings, pressured days and short evenings. The working-week fatigue has fully set in. So what could be more important than fueling your body with the right nutrients to conquer every obstacle? Often time-poor during the busy week, many of us turn to quick-fix microwave dishes to satisfy our hunger. Despite their undeniable convenience, these foods are not great at delivering vital vitamins and helping you feel your best...
According to Hertfordshire University’s Nutritional Biochemistry professor, Richard Hoffman, ready meals are often packed with salt, fat and additives. As such, consuming them frequently may increase fatigue, risk of obesity and even diabetes.
But preparing healthy, wholesome food doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Take a look at our selection of minimal effort recipes which will maximise your energy levels!
Boss Your Breakfast
Egg and Avocado Breakfast Pizza
Getting out of bed in the morning can be one of the day’s most significant battles. Why not make your morning enjoyable by whipping up a breakfast that will fuel your brain and body for the day ahead?
So we present to you - the egg and avocado pizza. Yes, you heard us! A low-carb, quick alternative to a traditionally indulgent treat, this delicious dish is a fantastic source of protein, potassium and fibre which will power you through the morning!
Simply mash ripe avocado onto a tortilla, crack an egg in the middle and season to taste. Sprinkle the whole thing with cheese and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees. Voila, a satisfying nutritious breakfast to keep you going until lunch!
- Sprinkling of low-fat cheese
Greek Courgetti Salad
We all need a flavoursome lunch to look forward too when soldiering through the working day. How about a scrumptious bowl of courgetti?
Containing significantly fewer calories and carbohydrates than pasta, courgetti can be eaten guilt-free in whatever quantity you crave. Providing a plethora of health benefits including improved digestion, lower blood sugar levels and reduce tiredness, eating this food will leave you feeling energised and strong!
This one-bowl wonder takes a matter of seconds to assemble: Add sliced cucumber, crumbled feta, olives, sundried tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil to the courgetti and season to taste.
- Feta cheese
- Marinated Olives
- Sundried tomatoes
- Courgetti (spiralised courgette)
- Olive oil
Dinner Should Be Divine
Jerk Prawn and Coconut Rice Bowl
Spice up your evening with this fragrant jerk prawn and coconut rice bowl! Ready in less than 10 minutes and packed with essential nutrients including protein and various antioxidants, this dish proves a wonderful way to finish your day which will leave you feeling completely satisfied.
Simply fry the prawns with a little jerk seasoning, add the kidney beans and the coconut rice. Fry for 3-4 minutes, season well and demolish!
- Peeled king prawns
- Jerk seasoning
- Kidney beans in chilli sauce
- Coconut rice
- Olive oil
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