No kitchen required: Surprising healthy meals you can make for under $5
Great ideas if you're traveling or just aren't too into cooking.
On the road and running short on cash? Too busy studying for finals to cook, but too broke to eat out? Here are some healthy, inexpensive meals that are simple to make. No long lists of ingredients or complicated cooking procedures or even kitchens here: just barebones stuff, because every meal doesn't have to be a project.
Ingredients: whole wheat tortilla wrap + tomato + canned black beans + shredded lettuce + mango
Instructions: Cut up the tomato and mango into small pieces. Lay a tortilla flat and spread each of the other ingredients onto it. Meat is optional.
Avocado supreme sandwich
Ingredients: rye bread + avocado + sliced cheese + tomato + sprouts + carrot + cucumber + red cabbage + balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Instructions: A very simple sandwich: just slice the veggies, put them on the bread and drizzle some balsamic vinaigrette over them before adding the cheese.
Ingredients: flour tortilla + raw firm tofu + shredded lettuce + carrot + fish sauce
Instructions: Put the shredded lettuce on the tortilla, then cut up the carrots into small pieces and add them too. Cut the tofu into cubes and add it, then throw on some fish sauce. Roll up the tortilla.
Ingredients: hard-boiled eggs + mayonnaise + mustard
Instructions: Cut each egg in half. Pull out all the yolks, and mash them up in a bowl with a fork. Add in mayonnaise and mustard to taste until you get a toothpaste-like consistency. Spoon the yolk mixture back into the egg whites. If you're feeling adventurous, try using hummus in your deviled eggs.
Ingredients: ripe, mushy avocado + small onion + tomato + lime + salt
Instructions: Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Then scoop out all the avocado fruit and mash it up with a fork. Chop the onion and tomato, and add them to the mix. Squeeze some lime in and add salt while continuing to mix. Enjoy with tortilla chips or, if you really want to be healthy, carrots. This stuff'll fill you up pretty quick.
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