Andrea Orbeck in the kitchen

Running short on time? Don't let it mess up your diet. Fitness expert Andrea Orbeck makes staying healthy convenient with three simple, delicious recipes to fulfill your nutritional needs on the go.

Andrea Orbeck makes a pita sandwichFamous Protein Pancakes
Pour six egg whites (or an equal amount of egg substitute) into a mixing bowl. Add ½ cup of oatmeal. For color and sweetness, add ¼ cup of blueberries. Mix in a blender to achieve pancake batter consistency. Pour blended mix onto preheated griddle in four- to five-inch diameter circles. Cook each side for 30 seconds. Add a small scoop of vanilla yogurt for sweetness.

Homemade Trail Mix
Combine one tablespoon each of:
Dried cranberries
2-3 unsalted pretzels

Lean, Mean Pita
Add a ½ cup of turkey, beef or chicken leftovers to a mixing bowl. Add ¼ cup of brown rice (much healthier than white rice). Scoop in a few spoons of sautéed vegetables for moisture. Add in a few spoons of chopped onions for sweetness. Stuff ingredients into a pita pocket.