9 Healthy 10-Minute Recipes

Our schedules are so jam-packed with classes, schoolwork and clubs that we sometimes lose sight of our health and well-being and end up eating ramen for dinner— not the healthiest of meals! Set aside 10 minutes or less to make one of these healthy, delicious recipes, and you’ll have the energy to power through long study sessions and lectures!

1. Vegan breakfast scramble


Recipe courtesy of Greatist

With tons of healthy veggies packed with flavor, this is the perfect recipe for a savory vegan breakfast. Check out eight other easy vegan recipes here!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup crumbled tofu
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1/8 cup chopped onion
  • 1/8 cup chopped vegetarian bacon
  • Paprika

Directions:

  1. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, combine 1/2 cup tofu, a handful of spinach, 1/4 cup chopped red peppers, 1/8 cup chopped onion, 1/8 cup chopped vegetarian bacon and a few dashes of paprika.
  2. Sauté until veggies are cooked and tofu is heated through.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Broiled grapefruit


Recipe courtesy of Paleo Leap 

Grapefruit is full of vitamin C. This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way!

Ingredients:

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1/2 banana or 3 strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven broiler.
  • Cut grapefruit in half and place on a baking sheet.
  • Place slices of banana and/or strawberries on top of each grapefruit half.
  • Drizzle honey on top of each half and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Place grapefruit under the broiler until slightly browned, about five to six minutes.

3. Framed egg


Recipe courtesy of SparkRecipes

The complex carbs from the whole-grain bread and the protein from the egg make for a healthy, filling, delicious breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice of whole-grain bread
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. Heat a pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Spread the butter over the slice of bread.
  3. Use a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut a hole in the center of the bread.
  4. Place the bread (buttered side down) in the pan and crack the egg into the hole.
  5. Cook until egg sets, about two to four minutes. Flip halfway through for a more well-done egg.

4. Egg with an avocado frame


Recipe courtesy of A Dash of Meg

If you love avocados (which you should, because it’s a superfood!), try the same recipe as above with a bit of a twist.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Take out the pit of the avocado half.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop out a little more around the hole where the pit was and fill the hole with the egg.
  3. Top it off with a pinch of salt and pepper for extra flavor and pop it in the microwave for two to three minutes (cooking times may vary).

5. Hawaiian wrap


Recipe courtesy of Greatist

Cabbage is another superfood to add to your meals that is known to lower cholesterol!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 cup diced pineapple
  • Half of a large carrot, shredded
  • 2 slices of deli ham, chopped
  • 1/4 head Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 whole-grain wrap

Directions:

  1. Combine Greek yogurt, white wine vinegar and caraway seeds in a small bowl.
  2. Toss together diced pineapple, shredded carrot, deli ham and cabbage.
  3. Dress vegetables with the yogurt mixture and roll up in a whole-grain wrap.

6. Fabulous fig sandwich


Recipe courtesy of My Recipes

Figs have many health benefits. To name a few, they help lower blood pressure and are a good source of dietary fiber.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 4-ounce package goat cheese
  • 8 slices cinnamon raisin bread
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves
  • 2 teaspoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Combine first three ingredients, stirring until well blended.
  2. Spread one tablespoon goat cheese mixture on each of the four bread slices.
  3. Top each slice with 1 1/2 teaspoons preserves and 1/2 teaspoon basil.
  4. Top with remaining bread slices.
  5. Lightly coat outside of bread with cooking spray.
  6. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  7. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten.
  8. Cook three minutes on each side or until bread is lightly toasted (leave cast-iron skillet on sandwiches while they cook).
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Yields four servings.

7. Sweet and salty honey-soy salmon


Recipe courtesy of Peanut Butter Fingers

Salmon contains a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent against heart disease.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 skinless salmon filet (1 ¼-pound piece), cut into four pieces
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the broiler. Combine the honey and soy sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Place the salmon filet on a foil-lined broiler-proof baking sheet. Season the filet with salt and pepper and broil for five minutes.
  3. Pour the honey-soy sauce on top and broil an additional two to five minutes, until the salmon is opaque throughout. Serves four.

8. Springtime stir-fry


Recipe courtesy of Nutrition Club

This meal is full of vegetables and low in calories. Adding shrimp means you’ll have a great source of antioxidants!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen mixed stir-fry vegetables
  • 6 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and add the vegetables.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until vegetables begin to thaw (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add shrimp and soy sauce; continue cooking until shrimp are pink and tender.

9. Tropical scallops


Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Scallops are an excellent source of vitamin B12, which is important for your cardiovascular health. It also provides protection against colon cancer.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup diced mango
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 16 sea scallops, about 1 pound total

Directions:

  • In a bowl, combine the pineapple, mango, cucumber, bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno. Toss well to form a salsa. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Heat a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Coat the pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Season the scallops with salt and pepper.
  • Add half of the scallops to the pan and sear, turning once, until golden brown on both sides and opaque throughout, about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer the scallops to a warmed plate. Keep warm while cooking the remaining scallops in the same way.
  • Divide the scallops among warmed individual plates.
  • Spoon the salsa over the tops, dividing it evenly.
  • Serve immediately.

 

You don’t always have to substitute time for health! With these recipes, you’ll get delicious, healthy food that will leave you feeling satisfied. If you really can’t spare the 10-minute preparation time, check out the healthiest food chains in the country and order some takeout!