Got a question? Reddit has answers. This popular online forum site boasts millions of daily visitors trading hacks on everything from birdwatching to healthy eating on a budget. So, if you’re stumped on this week’s meal prep, it’s a good place to go for some inspiration. Don’t have the time? No problem! We’ve made things easier by mining some of Reddit’s most upvoted content for easy, tasty meals you can whip up in a flash.
Fisherman’s Eggs (1200 upvotes)
R/fitmeals is a tremendous resource for those interested in healthy eating. One thread features an updated list of high-protein meals from r/fit and breaks down quick dishes with lean proteins, useful for any busy meal prepper. Fishermen’s Eggs was highlighted and involves baking one layer of your favorite seasoned fish and another layer of eggs. The dish combines two sources of high quality protein—eggs and lean fish—and tops it all off with a boost of omega-3. Best of all? This recipe is lean on cooking time too: it requires almost zero active prep time, leaving the oven to do most of the work.
Easy Vinaigrette Dressings (4815 upvotes)
The r/This list of 27 Beautiful Infographics That Teach You How to Cook is full of valuable information that will help even the most kitchen-shy novices grab their apron. One of our favorites breaks down how to make a tasty vinaigrette that complements flavor profiles, from Asian to French, and includes a simple measurement principle that ensures any homemade salad dressing is balanced.
Best of all, a flavorful vinaigrette is great for more than just fresh salads! Use it to dress up filling seafood salads or use it as a marinade for your Tilapia before throwing it on a cast-iron pan (an easy dinner hack that takes just seconds). Tilapia is a great candidate for a marinade because of its neutral flavor that makes it adaptable to any tastes. We love how something so simple can make any meal go from blah to brilliant.
Creative and Colorful Bowls (3388 upvotes)
The internet loves a good meal prep bowl, and for good reason. Bowl-style meals often include a variety of flavors and textures that all come together for an exciting food experience. The great thing about bowls is that they are fully customizable and each component often requires little in the way of cooking. Plus, they are easy to pack up and take for lunch.
R/EatCheapandHealthy shares this beautiful Mexican Rainbow Rice Bowl, which is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. The bowl shown involves black beans, avocado, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers and rice, but this concept is just a canvas for flavorful experimentation.
Quick and Clean Recipes (668 upvotes)
Eating clean can mean different things to different people, but it’s all about food that gives you the nutrients your body needs to function at its best. Despite knowing what makes us feel good (more veggies, more water), we still need ideas at times. Enter r/CleanEating and this Fantastic List of 100 Clean Eating Recipes, which is helpfully categorized by mealtime.
Though it includes staples we’ve covered—bowls and salads—it also lists recipes that feel luxurious and don’t involve too much work. For instance, this Baked Tilapia Curry will transform your favorite cut of fish into a flavorful and beautiful meal. To break out of your dinner rut, combine this method of cooking Tilapia with any sauce, fresh herbs and condiments that are probably already on your shelf.
Next time you need some inspiration, look no further than Reddit’s fitness and healthy eating communities for a hack or two to get you started. Whether it’s a new recipe, formula or format, there’s a wealth of information, tips and tricks to make every meal healthy, quick and tasty.
Want to discover more quick and easy meals? Check out The Healthy Fish’s list of cheap and easy weeknight meals.
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