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19 dinner meal prep recipes that take 60 minutes or less

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a solid meal prep routine has the power to change lives. How do I know that? It’s changed mine. The reason meal prep is so effective for transforming lifestyles for the better is because it saves the most important thing of all – time. Time is a finite resource. The biggest reason people find themselves making unhealthy choices is usually due to a lack of time. But meal prep can change all of that. Dinner is a sticking point for plenty of us. After a long (possibly stressful) day, the…

Almond blueberry chia pudding

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that for the longest time I was never a breakfast person. I found the ol’ cereal routine boring and not worth waking up 10 minutes earlier for. Those were the days of 11am blood sugar crashes and a carbohydrate-laden lunch to follow. Yet I still had no idea why I was struggling with my weight… But that was then, and this is now – a time where I am a complete breakfast advocate and love stumbling upon new breakfast recipes in my Pinterest sessions. I basically have a list of…

Healthy easy cheesy meatballs

“Spahhhhgggeettttttiiiiiii and meatballs, all cover in cheese,” is exactly what I was singing while crafting this delicious healthy meatballs recipe. And I must say, it certainly did not disappoint. A couple of these mozzarella-stuffed healthy meatballs, a carrot spiralized into noodles, a few spoonfuls of your favourite tomato pasta sauce and you’re in business. I created this recipe on a cold autumn night when the craving for comfort food had reached its peak after a rainy commute home. There’s nothing better than biting into a meatball, fresh from the oven, followed by a string of melted mozzarella cheese. The best part is,…

Healthy banana “icecream”

Many people think diets and desserts can’t exist together. But that’s total BS! I’m a night eater. I always have been, and always will be. Unfortunately we’re often tricked into believing this is a bad thing. We’ve all heard of the “no carbs after lunch” movement, or the “no eating after 8pm” rule. Although this may work for some, I’ve always found this far too restrictive. I’m a shift worker, a night owl, and sometimes, god forbid, just hungry late at night. I spent years thinking I couldn’t possibly eat before bed without it being converted straight to fat that…

Summer Rice Paper Rolls

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about rice paper rolls. But since the weather is getting warmer, I’ve noticed they’re slowly but surely creeping back into my meal choices. And with summer time, comes summer foods. No one wants to sit down to spicy curries or heavy soups when it’s hot outside – let alone cook them. I’ve always found it easier to eat better in summer because the healthy foods available make you want to eat healthy. I’m talking about smoothies, salads, sorbets, wraps, and of course my favourite, rice paper rolls. I think my favourite thing about…

Homemade Healthy Hummus

Hummus is a delicious ingredient to add to a healthy diet. The classic dip is a great accompaniment to carrot and celery sticks, brown rice crackers, and cheese platters. It can be used as a low-fat alternative to butter on bread and wraps, or served with meat such as lamb and chicken. It’s easy to pick up a tub from the super market for a few dollars. And this usually isn’t too bad for you. But it’s cheaper and even healthier to make it from scratch. This recipe also has less olive oil and tahini than regular hummus, making it lighter in calories…

Lighter Pumpkin Scones

Whether pumpkins are on special this week, or you need something to do with the inside of your halloween jack-o-lantern, these scones are a great low calorie snack idea. This recipe has one quarter the butter, half the milk and less flour than traditional scones, and they’re a fun orange colour! Another healthy swap you can make is to serve the scones with ricotta cheese and honey, as opposed to cream and jam. You still get the sweet creamy flavour, but with less saturated fat, processed sugar and calories. Pumpkin is a low calorie vegetable, rich in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins C…

Creamy zucchini soup recipe

If there’s one food type that’s almost guaranteed to help you lose weight, I’d say it has to be soup – or vegetable soup at least. Most soup vegetables are low calorie, which results in a low calorie dish but by adding herbs, healthy fats and a slice of bread, you can also be satisfied. Soup is also a great food for meal prepping. It’s not the type of food you want to have to be preparing every day, so I find it best to spend some time on a Sunday making a huge batch for the week. This way…

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