Cooking and eating healthy…

For most bachelor’s, these seem like a difficult task. You need to set aside all this time to prepare the meal and shop for the ingredients. It just seems so much easier to order takeout or Uber Eats.

I used to think the same way…

But after living with some healthy roommates, I discovered some simple, quick, healthy, and delicious recipes that allow me to stay healthy and save money.

Here’s what I realized: cooking your meals doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, all you really need is 20 minutes or so to prepare the food (maybe even less).

Plus, when you can cook these simple healthy meals, they can also make for great second or third date options. You can invite her over and tell her the two of you are going to cook an awesome meal.

And here’s one more benefit: These meals are clean, so you’ll feel great after you eat them (instead of bloated and weighed down) and you’ll start to look great too.

All three of these meals are easy to prepare – I would know, because I’m not exactly a 5-star chef. Hell, I barely knew my way around the kitchen until a year or so ago. But now I prepare these meals with ease, and you’re about to learn how to prepare them too.

(Note: I’ve cooked these meals in Mexico, Colombia, and the USA, so you should be able to find these ingredients pretty much anywhere. Plus, they shouldn’t cost you more than $10-$15 for a few servings, and probably will be much less than that.)

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1. Ribs and Veggies

This is my favorite meal. Once you try it, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

It’s also the easiest to prepare – all you have to do is toss the ribs in the oven a few hours in advance, and the oven will do the work for you.

Ingredients

  • Beef short ribs
  • Veggies (kale, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, etc.)
  • Sweet potato
  • Rosemary

Directions: 

Step 1: Set oven to 190 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Fahrenheit).

Step 2: Put short ribs in an oven-safe pot and add 1-3 cups of water. Add rosemary leaves (don’t put the whole branch in there).

Step 3: Place pot in oven and set timer to 3-4 hours (the longer you put them in, the more tender they’ll be).

Step 4: When there is one hour left for the ribs, it’s time to add the sweet potato. Cut up a sweet potato into small slices. Then, remove the ribs and add the sweet potato to the pot.

Step 5: With 20-30 minutes left before the ribs are finished, it’s time to start cooking up the veggies. So, cut up your veggies into small slices, then add them to another pot with 1-3 cups of water (depending on the amount of veggies).

Step 6: Cover the veggie pot and put in on the stove on the highest heat setting. Let the veggies steam for 10-15 minutes

Step 7: When the veggies are done cooking, remove the cover and let some of the steam out (so you don’t burn yourself). Then, carefully pour out the water from the pot so the veggies don’t burn.

Step 8: Remove the ribs pot from the oven.

Step 9: Serve up! I usually put the veggies on the bottom of the dish and then put the ribs/sweet potato on top. It’s fucking delicious.

2. Grass-Fed Ground Beef and Veggies

This is my preferred meal when I’m cooking with a girl. It’s quick, easy, and tasty. You can have the girl cut up the veggies while you’re doing the other stuff.

Ingredients:

  • Grass-fed ground beef
  • Small green chile peppers
  • Cilantro
  • Cumin spice
  • Veggies (kale, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, etc.)
  • Rice

Directions: 

Step 1: For this one, you cook the veggies before the meat – that’s because the ground beef cooks fairly quickly. So, cut up your veggies and add them to a pot with 1-3 cups of water. Then, put the on the stove on highest heat.

Step 2: Add 1-2 cups of rice into a smaller pot. Then, add double the amount of water as rice, and put a cover on. Put the heat on high until it boils (this will take a few minutes). Then, put the heat on the lowest setting and leave the cover on. After 10-12 minutes, check on the rice

Step 3: While the rice and veggies are cooking, it’s time to get the ground beef ready. So, get a pot, add some olive oil, and put the heat on medium. Then, remove the ground beef from the package and put it in the pot.

Step 4: Cut up 1-3 green chili peppers into small slices, and add it to the ground beef and mix it in.

Step 5: Add 1-2 spoonfuls of cumin and mix it in.

Step 6: Cut up some cilantro (I usually do a half a clove or so) into small pieces, and add it to the meat. Stir it in.

Step 7: Continue stirring until the meat is fully cooked (no pink/red spots). This usually takes 5-6 minutes. Then, turn the heat off.

Step 8: At this point, the veggies and rice should both be done. Make sure to remove the water from the veggie pot so that the veggies don’t burn.

Step 9: Put the veggies and rice on the bottom of the plate, and put the ground beef on top.

3. The 3-Minute Protein Shake/Lunch

I don’t like to have a big complicated lunch. I prefer to eat something as quickly as possible so I can keep on working and get on with my day. I also don’t want it to be too heavy and weigh me down.

So for me, a tasty protein shake is perfect. I get the right nutrients, it fills me up, and it takes me all of about 5 minutes to make.

(Note: Make sure you have a blender for this one)

Ingredients:

  • Protein powder (1 scoop)
  • Quakers instant oatmeal
  • Frozen berries
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Ice
  • Water

Directions: 

Step 1: Add water to blender.

Step 2: Add one 1-3 scoops of Quakers instant oatmeal.

Step 3: Add frozen berries and ice (to your liking).

Step 4: Add 1 big scoop of natural peanut butter.

Step 5: Blend that shit up for 20-30 seconds.

Step 6: Add 1 scoop of protein powder (I prefer chocolate flavor) and blend for 10 more seconds.

There you have it – the perfect lunch time protein shake! This shake has saved me countless hours of time. I don’t have to worry about where to go for lunch or budget an extra hour into the middle of my day.

Bonus Tip: 

It can get kind of annoying to cook veggies every night. So here’s what you can do:

Cook a shit ton of veggies the first night of the week so that it can hold you over for both lunch time and dinner time for 2-3 more days. That way, you can just quickly heat up the veggies and add them to your meal.

Conclusion 

It doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated, or time-consuming to prepare and eat healthy meals.

These recipes here will take you no longer than 15-20 minutes of prep time. They’ll save you time and money, and also give you a lot more energy throughout your week.

To recap, here is the full shopping list of ingredients:

  • Grass-fed ground beef
  • Small green chile peppers
  • Cilantro
  • Cumin spice
  • Veggies (kale, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, etc.)
  • Rice
  • Beef short ribs
  • Sweet potato
  • Rosemary
  • Protein powder (1 scoop)
  • Quakers instant oatmeal
  • Frozen berries
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Ice

Toss these ingredients on your shopping list and start cooking these bad-ass bachelor meals. Let me know how it goes.

And if you have any other simple go-to bachelor recipes, please leave them in the comments below! Would love to hear some of your ideas.

Further Reading: How to Transform Your Apartment Into a Panty-Dropping Bachelor Pad