Food and Nutrition are primary resources that all living creatures need to improve and survive. How much we eat, how often we eat, and what exactly we are eating may influence the difference between being strong and healthy or frail and sickly.
As we eat, digestion breaks down food into nutrients. These nutrients are used by the body for growth and maintenance of bodily processes. As bodies go through constant wear and tear, it is thus important that we consume a constant amount of nutritious food. Hence, eating is a very personal activity, and very utilitarian in nature (i.e., we eat because we need it).
Unfortunately, people generally live a fast-paced lifestyle that they lose track of their nutrition. For instance, a Canadian college conducted a study where they discovered that almost half of their sample skip breakfast. Experts suggest that skipping breakfast will lead to clear nutritional gaps.
Fast food dining is another example of the effect of living a hectic life. People settle for fast food because it is cheap and convenient. They have no time to pay attention to the food they are eating due to constant movement and activity. Excessive consumption of junk food will lead to chronic diseases and obesity, among a slew of many different diseases and illnesses.
Here are some quick, easy, and healthy recipes to combat the challenges brought about being in a hurry all the time, especially for condo living.
Steak and Broccoli Protein Pots
This high energy bowl features wholegrain rice with broccoli and steak. It also packed with excellent sources of macro and micronutrients like 385 calories, 9 g of fiber, and a whooping 30 g of protein. It can even be made in 20 minutes to be very convenient. Check out the recipe here.
Sausage, Kale and Potato Skillet
This recipe screams all-around because it has everything one can ask for in a dish. A piece of meat? Dark greens? Some carbs? This recipe ticks all the boxes. Moreover, this recipe is cook-friendly and easy to learn. Cooking in one pan and incorporating all the ingredients is all it involves. Also, bringing friends over with not a lot of time to spare? This recipe is the answer. It serves up to six people while taking a total of only 30 minutes to prep and cook. Check the recipe out here.
This taco recipe can rival any Mexican restaurant. Being at home instead of going out to eat is the only difference. Carnitas literally means “little meats” where small pieces of seasoned pork are tenderized through simmering and braising. Nevertheless, for this recipe, using a slow cooker would be more than ideal. Eat this with a soft-shell tortilla with different greens and sauces and just like that, it’s Taco Tuesday! Check the recipe here.
Garlic Herb Mushroom Pasta
Here is a vegetarian-friendly recipe that does not use a lot of ingredients. This pasta recipe only uses butter, mushrooms, herbs, and pasta as the only pertinent ingredients. If one is feeling a bit extra, one can cook with white wine and bunch of different garnishes like lemon, cheese, and parsley. What makes this recipe special is that it brings an essence of Italy to the comforts of one’s home. And it only takes 25 minutes to cook. Check the recipe out here.
Another vegetarian favorite perfect for lunch and even breakfast! Fresh Courgette, garnished with spring onions, topped with deliciously baked goat’s cheese makes for the perfect flavor combination. A Courgette is just a Zucchini; green summer squash to provide context. Lastly, containing 25 g of protein is the biggest surprise of this recipe considering it is vegetarian. Experience this vegetarian goodness in 20 minutes. Check the recipe here.
Mac and Cheese
I do not think that saying this classic comfort food is everyone’s favorite is over-assuming, especially for kids. Cheesy goodness mixed with Macaroni is not only easy, but very scrumptious. This dish’s versatility is what makes this such a go-to recipe.
It can be eaten during any season, paired with any dish. More so, it is so good that one can eat it on its own. Other restaurants sell their Mac and Cheese at around 300 to 400 Pesos. Why settle for that when at home, particularly condo living, one can make this dish with cheap ingredients, in a maximum of 30 minutes, and even the potential to tase better? Check the recipe here.
Making nutrition convenient
To reiterate, these days, people put a premium on convenience over nutrition when deciding on what to eat. In some cases, food is not readily available to them. Therefore, they settle for eating fast food regularly or not even eat at all.
Conceivably, prominent chains like Jollibee, McDonald’s, and KFC can add healthier options to their menu, consequently improving fast food.
Indeed, condo living has a lot of perks, but alongside of it are cons as well – and one of which is living in a fast-paced environment. These recipes can still make you experience living in a condominium without compromising your health especially in times of uncertainties. If you are looking for a perfect ready for occupancy condo in Manila to pursue your professions, Vista Residences has more to offer.
Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., which offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila and Quezon City that are strategically located within inner-city areas, in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts.
Condo living in Vista Residence could be a better option. Ready for occupancy condos, pre selling condos, and condos for sale are available in prime locations like Makati, Quezon City, Taguig, and other metropolitan areas outside of Metro Manila.
What makes living in a Vista Residence condo in Quezon City advantageous is the strategy behind building it in a specific location. Particularly located in Katipunan, Quezon City, condo living here makes almost everything accessible since it is in the heart of the city. One is already walking distance to numerous restaurants, malls, and fast-food chains for a quick meal. Also, one can take advantage of the recipes above since there are many convenience stores, grocery markets, and malls nearby.
If one is a student, there is no need to hurry since school is just around the corner. That way, one can focus on his or her nutrition without worrying about meals to skip or eating too much junk food. Take the time to carefully and meticulously plan a week’s worth of meals. Because all it takes is commitment to truly embrace eating healthy.
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