I’ll be the first to admit that eating healthy isn’t always easy in medical school. The key, of course, is to meal prep. But sometimes, I just don’t have time for that. So what to do? I found myself packing for lunch and/or dinner often, especially when I knew I would be spending hours in the gross lab. Other days, I only had a few minutes to whip something up to eat and go. So I had the bright idea of sharing some of my quick and easy healthy eats especially when you’re on the go.
Recipe #1 (MY FAVORITE): Avocado Toast (makes two servings)
You’ll need: 1 avocado, 1/8 lime, 1 roma tomato, sharp cheddar, whole wheat sliced bread, salt, pepper, baby carrots, boiled egg, fruit of choice.
- In a bowl, mix 1 avocado, juice from 1/8 of a lime, 1 diced roma tomato, and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Take 4 slices of whole wheat bread, and pop them into the toaster. Toast until you’re satisfied. Then, sprinkle sharp cheddar on each slice.
- Next, spread the avocado mixture on each slice, and that’s it. Super easy, right? It’s a favorite for everyone in the house.
- Add a hard-boiled egg or two, baby carrots, and fruit of your choice on the sides to make a filling and easy meal.
What’s a meal without a little dessert, right?
Recipe #2: Frozen Yogurt Bark
You’ll need: 2 cups greek yogurt, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp dried cranberries, 1 tbsp raisins, 5 fresh strawberries chopped, 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips, 1 tsp shredded coconut.
- Mix the yogurt and honey together until well combined. Add the cranberries and raisins. Stir again.
- Line a baking tray with foil or wax paper, and pour the yogurt mixture on top. Spread it depending on how thick or thin you want your bark to be. Mine was about ½ inch thick.
- Sprinkle the strawberries, chocolate chips, and shredded coconut on top, and place in the freezer for 2-4 hours or until it is completely frozen.
- Remove from the freezer, and use a sharp knife to break the bark into pieces. The bark can be stored in the freezer in ziploc bags.
Stay tuned for more on healthy eats—until next time!