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We've all been there: we arrive in from school, college or work – we're absolutely exhausted, fed-up and oh-so tempted to order food from the chipper or Chinese.

The only issue: take-aways are hardly good for your health, waistline OR your pocket.

But there ARE amazingly simple and delicious recipes that take just ten minutes (or less!) to prepare.

We've kept these six meal ideas veggie – but you can easily add in the likes of pre-cooked sliced chicken if you feel you'd rather a meat-hit too.

1) Breakfast taco

Lightly oil a pan and then stick it over a medium-high heat.

Scramble three egg whites, a small handful of spinach leaves, and a tablespoon of drained and rinsed black beans (from a can is fine). Season with salt and pepper.

When the mixture has set, remove from the heat.

Wrap it all up in a whole-wheat tortilla and top with some salsa.

2) Cold pizza

Great for hitting the spot when you've a craving. Toast two bits of thickly-sliced whole-grain bread and brush with a garlic clove. 

Top with two tablespoons of ricotta or torn mozzarella, a large basil leaf, tomato slices, a drizzle of olive oil, and salt and pepper.

Pop under the grill for five minutes – then eat.

3) Mediterranean pita

Split open a whole-wheat pita and spread one side with hummus.

Grill a red pepper (sliced) and then add to the pita. Also throw in a sprinkling of crumbled feta, some black olives, and five slices cucumber.

Top with mixed salad; then it's ready!

4) White bean sandwich

Mash around a quarter can of rinsed and drained white beans with some olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Toast two bits of thickly-sliced whole-grain bread and then spread with the bean mixture.

Top with slices of red onion, cucumber, and avocado.

5) Loaded Sweet Potato

Prick one small-to-medium sweet potato with a fork around five times.

Microwave on a piece of kitchen paper or a microwave-safe plate for five minutes.

Split open lengthwise and top with a couple of spoonfuls of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and two tablespoons of drained and rinsed black beans.

Top with a pinch of paprika.


We all know how difficult it is to stay healthy when you're on the go.

After all, you need that extra time in bed or making yourself look half-decent, so spending time preparing breakfast is not on the agenda (we understand – us too). So we have compiled a list of breakfast ideas you can create in just ten minutes, which are seriously healthy too. 

1. Over-night oats

These are ideal for people on the go as they take very little preparation time. Before heading to bed, just pop half a cup of oats in a bowl with half a cup of slim-line milk, put them in the fridge and they will expand over night. The next morning add toppings of your choosing, from strawberries and chia seeds to banana and peanut butter, you can make oats an exciting breakfast. 

2. Banana pancakes

These flour-less wonders take minimum prep time and are delicious. All you need is one mashed banana and two whisked eggs. Add a little cinnamon and vanilla extract to the mix for some extra flavour. Drizzle agave syrup or honey on top to satisfy your sweet craving. 

3. Smoothie

This one is extremely handy and there is a good chance you would have most of these ingredients hanging around the house. Celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak, has devised the perfect breakfast smoothie containing almonds, apple, banana, Greek yoghurt, nonfat milk and cinnamon all blended together. This only takes five minutes to prepare but will keep you full up until lunch.

4. Breakfast muffins

Eggs & bacon breakfast muffins are the perfect meal prep food for anyone trying to eat healthy while on the go. Prepare these on a Sunday evening, cook them as you would regular muffins and they keep extremely well in the fridge. Eggs, some lean bacon and spinach is a great mix but you can be as adventurous as you like! 

5. Avocado and eggs on toast

Keep breakfast simple with this five minute meal. Lightly toast a slice of whole grain bread, mash up some avocado and put a poached egg on top. Season with some black pepper and it's ready to eat.



Simple and easy to make, your mouth will be watering by the time these treats are completed.

What you’ll need:

  •  Betty Crocker (or similar brand) Chocolate Pudding Mix
  •  Chocolate Cake Package Mix
  •  113g Chocolate Chips
  •  76g Walnuts

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C.  Grease and flour your baking pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, prepare the pudding according to the instructions on the box. Remove from heat. Combine the cake mix with the hot pudding and stir until blended.
  3. Pour batter into your baking pan and sprinkle with the chocolate chips and walnuts. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. You can check on its texture by poking the centre with a fork.
  4. Allow to cool before serving.