#StupidSimpleRecipes, My Top 2 Favorites
I've been asked countless times by countless folks to share my favorite recipes.
A few years ago I started assembling a collection of recipes I termed #stupidsimplerecipes. 🙂
While I do love to sink my teeth into a long, multi-part gourmet recipe or run endless experiments in my kitchen (a nod to my previous career as a medicinal research chemist) having the ability to whip up a whole meal in 5-15 minutes is highly valuable in a world where everyone is go-go-go busy.
For this post, I'm going to start you guys off with 2 of my favorite #stupidsimplerecipes and we'll keep going from there. Enjoy!
This is my absolute favorite go-to when I'm short on time and yet have no intention to compromise on nutrition. And it's about as #stupidsimple as it gets! 🙂
- Organic mixed greens, including dark leafy greens
- 1 can of wild caught sardines, in olive oil
- Optional: herbs and spices
- Optional: salad dressing
Mix greens in a bowl. Add sardines from the can. Bam, done! (Add optional ingredients to taste).
You have just created yourself a nutrient-dense meal in literally a few minutes.
Sardines, while not everyone's cup of tea, are a nutritional powerhouse. I use Season brand, which I buy at Costco for a total of $1.67 per can. They are certified wild caught and sustainable, packed in 100% olive oil. I can of these babies delivers a whopping 1.7 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids, 22 grams of protein, and 12 grams of fat (drained of olive oil). The beauty of combining this fish with the mixed greens is that many of the vitamins in the greens are best absorbed when consumed with fat, as they are fat soluble. My personal opinion is that even if you don't love the taste of sardines it's worth giving them a shot.
Watch my video where I talk about this recipe and make it live in a few minutes.
Egg Scramble With Veggies
My son perfected this for his breakfast when he started high school. He loves it because it's so quick and easy, and it's health-coach-mom approved 😉
- 2-3 organic, pastured eggs
- Fresh herbs to taste, finely chopped
- 1-2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil, or cooking oil of choice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh veggies or berries of your choice
- Optional: meats, other flavorings such as spices, hot sauce, etc
Preheat medium skillet and add cooking oil (do not overheat!).
Crack eggs into the skillet and stir constantly.
Add fresh herbs, continue stirring and cooking until eggs are barely cooked all the way through. DO NOT OVERCOOK the eggs!
Plate with fresh veggies, berries, etc. and add any optional meats or flavorings.
This takes only a few minutes to prepare and you have just made yourself an awesome, healthy, quick meal.
Unless you are sensitive or allergic to eggs, they are a great option for getting your vital nutrients. There's no true concern about cholesterol, that's a myth that has been busted. It is safe to eat eggs!
I have a video where I make this recipe as well.
Hope you enjoy these and find this information valuable. Let's get eating!