How I Cook 20 Healthy Meals in 1 HOUR
Here’s my easy method to cook a week’s worth of healthy meals for 2 people in just 1 hour with minimal cleanup!
SHOPPING LIST / INGREDIENTS:
2lbs/1kg Boneless skinless chicken breast
2lbs/1kg of Skin on Norwegian salmon
cut into large bite sized pieces
2 heads of broccoli
1lb/.5kg brussel sprouts
1.5lb/1kg thick cut carrots
2 large bunches of kale or chard (leaves cut into pieces with stem end thinly sliced)
600g rice (I like medium grain calrose)
1.5lb/1kg potatoes (i’m using red baby potatoes), cut into large bite sized pieces
2 med-lrg sweet potatoes, peel and cut into bite size cubes
Arugula (2-3 clamshells)
Roasted red bell pepper
Pickled red onions
• White Pizza 4 Ways (Proving Pizza Doe… )
Shredded cabbage (i buy the bagged coleslaw mix or you can slice your own)
Roasted seaweed or furikake
Corn tortillas (or tortillas of choice)
Garlic powder (or garlic)
Chili flakes/red pepper flake
1. Boil large pot of water
2. Preheat oven to 425F/220C
3. Lay out chicken onto a parchment lined sheet tray. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Lay the salmon onto a parchment lined sheet tray skin side down. Season with salt and pepper
5. Bake the chicken and salmon at 425F/220C
6. At around the 15 minute mark, check the Salmon. It’s done cooking when the internal temp reaches 130-140F/55-60C.
7. The chicken should be done after cooking for between 20-25 minutes depending on the size of the breasts. They’re done when the internal temperature reaches 150-160F/65-70C
8. Transfer salmon and chicken to wide, flat storage containers in the fridge (lid off) to cool
9. Salt the now-boiling water very well and add in chopped broccoli. Cook for about 90 seconds or until the broccoli has softened, but still has a little bite to it. Transfer the broccoli to a wire rack to drain
10. Add the carrots into the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes until just tender, but still a little snappy. Transfer to wire rack to drain
11. Add the kale to the boiling water and cook for about 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to drain
12. Add the brussel sprouts to the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to drain
13. Increase oven temperature to 475F/245C
14. To cook the rice, combine 800g water with 600g rice and a very large pinch of salt in a rice cooker. Stir and set to cook on the white rice setting. Store in a container or two in the fridge until ready to use.
15. Slice potatoes in half. Replace the parchment paper from one of the protein sheet trays with a fresh sheet and add on sliced potatoes. Add a generous squeeze of olive oil and a large pinch of salt. Toss on the sheet tray to coat and arrange potatoes cut side down.
16. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into bite size cubes. Replace parchment paper from the second protein sheet tray with a fresh sheet and add diced sweet potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and toss to evenly coat.
17. Add both trays of potatoes into the oven to cook at 475F/245C. Cook for about 25 minutes until roasted, tender, and charred around the edges. Transfer potatoes into paper towel lined containers and store in the fridge.
*If you’d like to make your own sauces, i’ve linked to recipes for all of them (except chili crisp) above*