My good friend Jamal from Style Society Guy Blog,http://stylesocietyguyblog.com, asked me help him out with some quick and healthy meal ideas. If your a fashionisto/fashionista you know how hectic and fast paced the fashion industry can be, especially in NYC. During all that running around, shopping and industry events you can easily let your healthy eating habits fall to the wayside. Not only are the meals I share here super yummy and nutritious but they are perfect if you are in a rush to get to your next showroom event!
*IF YOU HAVE 5 MIN-Avocado Toast
This is the quickest way to get in good fats and still walk out the door feeling full and looking fab.
Ingredients: Avocado, Toast, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt, Pepper
-Just take an avocado mash it up and add a dash of salt and pepper and spread evenly on toasted bread of your choice. I like a little bit of spice so I like to sprinkle red pepper flakes on my toast.
*IF YOU HAVE 10 MIN-Avocado Salad
Colorful and refreshing salad for lunch. This is the H&M of quick lunches.
Ingredients: Avocado, Tomato, Grape-seed Oil, Seasalt, Cucumber, Feta Cheese
-I like to use half of an avocado and small tomatoes for this salad. I also purchase Persian Cucumbers (Trader Joe’s) because they are crispier than your average cucumber. Top it with my new oil addiction Grape-seed oil, Seasalt and Mediterranean Feat Cheese (Trader Joe’s).
IF YOU HAVE 20 MIN- EGG N’ SALMON
Good fats and protein give you more than enough energy to stand in line for that Soho Sample Sale.
Ingredients: Salmon, Egg, Spinach
-Season your salmon with Salt, Pepper and Chicken Seasoning (Adobo anyone?). Preheat your pan and use Coconut Oil. Add the salmon and let it cook half way through. Then add your spinach and one egg. Slightly increase the heat. Then place a lid over the pan to let the salmon fully cook while the egg cooks over easy and the spinach soaks up all of the coconut oil. You can switch the salmon for any fish that cooks quickly (tilapia) and switch the spinach for any veggie (broccoli).
IF YOU HAVE 35 MIN- Curry Quinoa with Shrimp
This meal is perfect if you have a bit of time to actually sit down and enjoy a meal before meeting your Editor for drinks.
Ingredients: Quinoa, Curry Powder, Salt, Pepper, Chicken Seasoning, Red Pepper Flakes, Shrimp, Turmeric, Cilantro, Ginger, Lemon, Spinach
-Place quinoa in water then add curry, cilantro and a slice of ginger and lemon. While the quinoa is cooking, season the Ready to Cook Shrimp with curry, seasalt, pepper, chicken seasoning, turmeric for color and red pepper flakes. Once the quinoa has come to a boil which takes about 20 minutes add the shrimp and spinach. Bring to a boil and stir occasionally. Add salt for taste. When everything is cooked and done add a few leaves of cilantro, the perfect accessory!
IF YOU HAVE 40-50 MIN- Chia Seed/Soaked Oats Bowl
Chia Seed/Soaked Oat bowls will keep you full and focused especially on the days you’ll be rearranging the fashion closet.
Ingredients: Water/Milk, Strawberry, Agave, Granola, Almond Butter, Oats, Chia Seeds, Banana
-I find it easier to purchase oats that come in packs because it gives me the perfect amount of Oats for the bowls. Add 2 spoonfuls of Chia Seeds then add half a cup of water/milk (whatever works for you) then let it sit in the fridge for 40 minutes. Once the oats have softened and the chia seeds have become like a pudding add slices of strawberries, a handful of granola, a swirl of agave and a spoonful of almond butter.
*These can be placed in the fridge overnight and also eaten for breakfast the next day*
Bonus Sweet Treat: Nutter Butter
Come home, take off your Red Bottoms and enjoy this sweet and crunchy treat
Ingredients: Agave, Almond Butter, Granola
-Pour granola into a bowl, add peanut butter and agave. Stir and EAT!
Thank you Fashionistas/Fashionistos for reading and I hope this fuels you for your fashion packed day!
All of my groceries are from Trader Joe’s.