Meal in a Pinch! Hot and Healthy, No-Fat Meal in 5 Minutes!

I came home from a 2-hour appointment that took place during the time I would normally eat lunch.  It was 2:30, I was grumpy and nearly passing out from hunger (ok, so I’m exaggerating a tad – but you get the picture.  I was HUNGRY!). I needed to put something together fast!  Anyone who knows me well, knows I do NOT skip meals.  If and when I do, it’s not pretty.  Sure, I could have shoved my fist in the peanut butter jar (this may, or may not have happened previously), but I wanted to make a good, nutrient dense, low-fat choice.

I pulled mashed yams out of the freezer – sold by Trader Joe’s.  The bag contains frozen “pucks” of cooked sweet potatoes and you simply reheat as little or as many as you need. Genius.  Then, I grabbed the frozen chopped kale, also a Trader Joe’s item.   And lastly, thank you Trader Joe’s – the frozen brown rice.  I threw all these items with some water in a pan and had lunch in 5 minutes.  I seasoned it with some hot sauce, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper.  I was ready to eat in literally 5 minutes.  Not only was it quick, and healthy with no fat, it was GOOD!  Since I was basically delirious from hunger while preparing it, I didn’t measure or really even pay attention to amounts used.  I will do my best to recount the details in the recipe here, so that you too can have a super quick and healthy meal next time you’re in starvation mode.  It would be difficult to screw this dish up so play with it and enjoy!

5-Minute Meal for One
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Forget that junky fast food on the drive home, or the processed frozen entree in the freezer. Next time you need a hot, healthy meal NOW, consider this dish containing only a few main ingredients. The combination of sweet potatoes, kale and brown rice make for a fiber-packed, nutrient-rich meal.
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5-Minute Meal for One
Votes: 2
Rating: 3
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Forget that junky fast food on the drive home, or the processed frozen entree in the freezer. Next time you need a hot, healthy meal NOW, consider this dish containing only a few main ingredients. The combination of sweet potatoes, kale and brown rice make for a fiber-packed, nutrient-rich meal.
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  1. Place (or urgently toss, as I did) sweet potatoes, kale, rice and water in a pan. Cover and cook on medium, stirring frequently, 5 or so minutes, until soft and warmed through.
  2. Season with hot sauce, lemon juice, Bragg's, salt, pepper and anything else you'd like!
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