Five Meals in Five Minutes Each

I'm a huge believer in quality, whole food nutrition. In the words of John Meadows, “You are what you eat has eaten.” More specifically, I recommend natural, organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised, wild caught animal products along with local produce, organic virgin oils, raw nuts, and potatoes, rice, and oats for those strength athletes who need the additional carbohydrates.

This site has tons of diet discussions, reviews, and breakdowns, so I will spare you the nitty-gritty details. I may have left out a few things, but I wanted to make clear that I hate man-made, chemically laden foods that contribute to the growing obesity and health problems facing our great nation.

Now, if you’ve ever eaten a diet consisting of only those foods mentioned above, you know that those meals don’t just throw themselves on your kitchen table or into your portable Pyrex bowls. That, my friends, is why I'm here.

Here are five meals that can be prepared in five minutes or less using natural, organic foods that aren't man-made!

1. Wild salmon salad with garlic bread

  • Organic baby spinach
  • Canned wild caught salmon
  • San-J Szechuan sauce (gluten-free)
  • Ezekiel bread
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder

Drop some Ezekiel bread into your toaster and grab the spinach from your fridge. Throw a few handfuls into a large bowl and top with a can of wild salmon. I top mine with the Szechuan sauce from San J. When the toast is done, drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil and top with garlic powder. Sit down to a rerun of The Sopranos and enjoy your garlic bread like a good mobster.

2. Five-minute chicken salad

  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2–3 cans canned chicken depending on protein needs and brands available to you (strained and rinsed)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil mayo
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion
  • Rosemary, sea salt, black pepper

Dice the onion and celery and put them into a mixing bowl. Drain and rinse the chicken and add it to the bowl. Add almonds, mayo, and spices. Stir until evenly mixed. While this can be eaten immediately, the flavors mingle and the dish tastes better after sitting in the refrigerator for about 12–24 hours.

3. Crunchberry shake

  • 2 scoops strawberry Metabolic Drive (this recipe only works with this protein—I’ve tried others)
  • ¼ cup macadamia nuts (again must be a certain brand—the blue Monoa Loa roasted and salted ones)
  • 1–2 tbsp flax seeds or psyllium husk for fiber
  • Ice

I call this blender bomb the Crunchberry shake because it tastes exactly like Cap'n Crunch cereal! Fill a blender with 8–12 ounces of water depending on your thickness preferences. I use less water because I like to eat my shakes right out of the blender with a spoon.

4. Tuna sandwich

  • 1 can wild caught tuna
  • 1 100-calorie packet guacamole
  • Ezekiel bread
  • Spinach (optional)

Again, I use Ezekiel bread and start by dropping it into the toaster. (Ezekiel bread is one of the only “approved” carb sources that can go from raw to edible in under five minutes.) Pop open a can of wild caught tuna and mix in one, 100-calorie packet of Wholly Guacamole. Salt and pepper to taste and spread mixture on to the toasted bread. Done. It really is that easy!

5. Nutritionist approved “Pop-Tart”

This is a meal or snack I like to have from time to time to satisfy my sweet tooth. On cheat days, this recipe can make almond butter and Ezekiel bread disappear way too quickly. I gave it the “Pop-Tart” name because I know there may be one or two Pop-Tart fans hanging around this site!

  • Ezekiel bread
  • Whey/casein protein powder (this won’t work without the thick mixing casein protein)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • Cocoa nibs (optional)

Toast 2–3 slices of Ezekiel bread, depending on the amount of carbohydrates you need. While your toaster works its magic, mix the protein, almond butter, and cocoa nibs (if using) in a small bowl. Add barely enough water to get the protein powder to fold or stir into an icing or cake batter consistency. Spread this mixture on to the toast and get your fat kid eat on while staying healthy and on track toward your goals!

Banana bread flavor made with banana casein, flax, and cinnamon

*Disclaimer: This isn't a diet. This isn't a sample day’s meal. These are simply five quick meal or snack options. Normally, I don’t eat canned meats more than 1–2 times per week, but the topic of this article is five-minute meals. These are start to finish meals and don't include any pre-cooking. I always recommend pre-cooking meats, rice, potatoes, and eggs for greater variety and more options when it comes to preparing quick meals.