Quick Recipes

12 Ten-Minute Meal Recipes To Keep You Feeling Full For Hours


Sometimes, finding the time to prepare a nutritious and satisfying meal can be challenging. The good news is that you don’t need hours in the kitchen to whip up a delicious and filling dish.

With a little planning and creativity, you can create 10-minute meals that not only save you time but also keep you feeling full for hours.

Here are 12 quick and easy recipes to add to your repertoire.

1. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (10 minutes)

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Start your culinary journey with a refreshing Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. Combine canned chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano for a burst of flavor that will satisfy you.

2. Spinach and Feta Omelet (8 minutes)

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Whisk together eggs and pour them into a hot skillet with a handful of fresh spinach and crumbled feta. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a protein-packed omelet to keep you fueled throughout the day.

3. Quinoa Stir-Fry (10 minutes)

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Cooked quinoa makes an excellent base for a quick stir-fry. Sauté your favorite vegetables, add cooked quinoa, and toss with soy sauce or teriyaki for a nutritious and speedy meal. Pictured, chunks of pumpkin are added to the mix.

4. Avocado and Black Bean Wrap (7 minutes)

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Spread mashed avocado on a whole-grain wrap, add black beans, diced tomatoes, and a sprinkle of cheese. Roll it up, and you have a satisfying, portable meal in minutes.

5. Caprese Toast (5 minutes)

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Top whole-grain toast with sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic glaze for a delightful Caprese-inspired snack that will keep you full and energized.

As pictured, the toast was turned into a panini with an extra slice of bread.

6. Pesto Zoodles (9 minutes)

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Spiralize zucchini into noodles and toss with store-bought or homemade pesto. Top with cherry tomatoes and pine nuts for a low-carb, high-flavor meal that’s ready in minutes.

7. Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry (10 minutes)

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Sauté shrimp with your favorite vegetables, such as bell peppers, broccoli, and snap peas. Season with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce for a quick, protein-packed stir-fry.

8. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowl (8 minutes)

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Microwave diced sweet potatoes until tender and mix them with black beans, corn, and salsa. Sprinkle with cilantro and lime juice for a quick and nutritious bowl that satisfies both taste and hunger.

9. Tuna and White Bean Salad (10 minutes)

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Combine canned tuna with white beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion, eggs (optional), and a simple vinaigrette. This protein-packed salad is not only quick but also keeps you feeling full for hours.

10. Chicken and Vegetable Wrap (10 minutes)

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Grill or sauté chicken strips and combine them with your favorite veggies in a whole-grain wrap. Add a dollop of Greek yogurt or hummus for extra creaminess and flavor.

11. Egg Fried Rice (10 minutes)

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Transform leftover rice into a satisfying meal by stir-frying it with mixed vegetables, scrambled eggs, and a dash of soy sauce. Quick, easy, and packed with protein.

12. Mango and Chicken Quinoa Bowl (10 minutes)

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Mix cooked quinoa with diced cooked chicken, mango chunks, avocado slices, and a drizzle of lime vinaigrette. This flavorful bowl is a perfect balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbs.