3 Healthy recipes in 5 minutes or less

By October 21, 2019Recipes

You don’t have to skip meals if you’re running late; here are 5-minute, wholesome and healthy recipes to keep you full while you’re on the go touchen nxkey.

Breakfast in 5 minutes

Cinnamon-pecan “baked” breakfast apple


  • 1 large or 2 small-medium sweet apples, cored and sliced
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon, plus more to sprinkle on top
  • 4 tbsp low fat yoghurt, any kind you like
  • 2 tbsp pecans, toasted and chopped


  • Stir the chopped apples, water, and cinnamon together in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave until the apples are tender.
  • Use potholders to remove the bowl, then top with the yoghurt, pecans, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Lunch in 5 mins

Microwave 4-minute BBQ chicken nachos


  • 1 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 3 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 2 large handfuls whole-wheat tortilla chips
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • Guacamole, to serve
  • Sour cream, to serve


  • Mix the chicken with the barbecue sauce, then spread evenly over a bed of tortilla chips.
  • Spread the salsa, cheese, and green onions evenly on top, then microwave for about 1-3 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Dollop with some guacamole and sour cream..

Dinner in 5 minutes

Chicken quesadilla


  • 2 medium whole-wheat tortillas
  • ½ cup chicken strips or shredded chicken, cooked
  • ½ bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese


  • Microwave the tortillas on a plate until slightly crispy. They will dry out a bit as they cool.
  • Mix the chicken, peppers, and taco seasoning in a bowl until evenly combined, then cook for about 1-2 minutes until the peppers are soft.
  • Spread the mixture evenly on one tortilla, cover evenly with the cheese, and then top with the other tortilla.
  • Cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, slice and enjoy.
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