6 minute meals

6 Minute Meal

We all have those days that we just don’t want to cook anything, we don’t want to leave the house to go out, and we don’t want to go spend money eating out (not to mention risk getting a wheat dose).  This is a very tasty, easy, fast meal that is perfect for situations like this.  I actually timed myself from start to finish and it took 6 minutes total from starting the oil to setting it on the table.

Ahi Tuna Steaks with green salad

– Ahi Tuna Steaks (we used Trader Joes Marinated Ahi Tuna Steaks)

– 1 tsp Olive Oil

*Heat oil (coconut or olive) in pan on medium to medium high heat

*Take thawed steaks out of the packaged and sear for 1.5 minutes or so on each side (more or less depending on how rare/cooked you want it

Serve with veggies of choice.  We had a simple green salad:

-Greens of choice

-Sliced Carrots

-Diced Tomatoes

-Sliced Mushrooms

-Diced Avocado

-Slivered Almonds

Combine all ingredients and top with olive oil and balsamic vinegar


Written by Jenny

Jenny LaBaw has been an athlete her entire life. As a 3-sport collegiate athlete, she competed in soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field. Post college she found her need for competition fulfilled through endurance running races anywhere from 5K’s to marathons. Her competitive drive led her to CrossFit in 2010 where she started training to compete at the elite level. In 2011, her first year competing in CrossFit, Jenny placed 2nd at the Northern California Regionals earning herself a spot to The 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games where she gained the title as the 6th Fittest Woman on Earth. In 2012 she improved her regional standings, taking 1st in Northern California and once again a spot to The Reebok CrossFit Games. Injury took her out of the 2013 season, but is working hard at returning to the Reebok CrossFit Games in 2014. Although, she enjoys competing, Jenny's true love is being outdoors mountain biking, hiking, waterskiing, snow skiing, camping and more with her boyfriend, Marcus and two yellow labs, Ziggy and Pogo. With her love for sport and exercise, Jenny chose a career as a personal trainer so she could share her passion of health and fitness with others. Attending Cornell College, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Fitness and Wellness. Prior to Norcal, she has trained in gyms, private training studios, and coached soccer. Her 10+ years of coaching experience has allowed her to work directly with a wide variety of people from children trying to discover their coordination to adults wanting to shed a few pounds to professional athletes looking to be the best in the world. No matter what walk of life you are coming to her from, her mission is to make you realize your potential and help get you there. She will prove to you that you can be stronger, more fit, and healthier than you think you can be. With her inspiration, motivation and dedication, she will challenge your body, encourage your mind, and help you to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Jenny will help you be your best!

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  1. Yeah to 6 min meals, would love to see more of these!!

  2. shawn g

    Hey I have 6 min abs if anyone is interested grin

  3. Hey All,

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  4. Royal Williams

    Hmmm lets see, if Jenny takes 6 minutes then us mortals will take about an hour.  I’ll wager that I could eat that in less than 6 minutes though.

    I have a recipe for a fast all cooked meal.  Pacific cod from costco with aspargus and mushrooms.  Season the cod with old bay (no salt please) and place on dish with aspargus and sliced mushrooms.  Microwave for 3 minutes on high and then eat. All paleo all the time leds to all the fun in time.

  5. Nikki Burke

    This TJ marinated Ahi is delish! We also like to use it for cabbabe wrap/paleo fish tacos;)

  6. Hey, just a heads up…Costco often gets sashimi grade ahi in as well and it’s $4-$5 less per pound than Trader Joes and you can get larger portions (of course).