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7 Quick meals you can make in 25 minutes or less for the busy Latina

If you’re someone who’s always on the go, you know how hard it can be to have a homemade meal everyday. You might be tempted to skip out on breakfast as you rush out the door or order takeout for lunch and dinner to save time at home. But there’s something undeniably comforting about eating something you made yourself. 

We all crave comfort, especially on our busiest days, so today we’ve gathered seven quick meals you can make in 25 minutes or less for the busy Latina—or anyone who enjoys some Latin American-inspired cuisine! 

Take a look below to get the recipes from some of our favorite Latina bloggers and chefs.  

7 Quick meals to make in 25 minutes or less

 Tex-Mex Breakfast BLT


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If you love BLTs then this Tex-Mex inspired BLT is the breakfast sandwich for you. This recipe elevates the classic BLT by combining avocado, chipotle aioli, and roasted tomatoes for a delicious breakfast sandwich. Ready in less than 20 minutes, this quick-and-easy healthy breakfast option will make the perfect start to even your busiest days.

Breakfast Tostadas

For another great breakfast option, check out these delicious Breakfast Tostadas. Ready in under 25 minutes, this recipe has it all: crunchy corn tortillas, slathered with creamy and rich guacamole, topped with slices of hard-boiled egg, and drizzled with salsa. What’s not to love? You can even prep ingredients ahead to cut down on time. This one is definitely on out breakfast menus!

Arepa With Shrimp and Hogao Sauce

This Colombian by food blogger @mycolombianrecipes is a must-try for anyone looking for a quick meal.  The recipe is easy to prepare in minutes and will make for n incredibly tasty lunch or snack. Combining shrimp, avocado, and the famous “Hogao,” a Colombian Creole Sauce, this recipe is light but flavorful.

Zihuatanejo Fish Strips

If you’re a fan of fish then you’ll definite want to try this recipe by @mexicoinmykitchen. This quick and fresh meal is the perfect dish for a hot summer’s day. The fish is finely sliced in small  stripes that are quickly marinated with lime juice and then mixed with red onion slices and seasoned with peppers, oregano, salt, and pepper. Traditionally serve with corn tostadas or saltine crackers, it will make the perfect appetizer or snack on a busy day.

Avocado Salad 

Salads are the perfect quick meal and this tasty Avocado Salad will make the perfect lunch for you on your busy work day. Super simple and easy to prepare in advance, this recipe will only take minutes to make and provide you with a delicious, comforting meal during your day. Made with cucumbers, avocados, cherry tomatoes, red onions and tossed in a light vinaigrette, it’s a fresh and healthy and can be it’s own meal or a great addition as a side salad to any entrée.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa 

These quick and easy grilled shrimp tacos with mango salsa are a great lunch option for the taco lover. Made in 15 minutes or less, these tacos combine smoky grilled shrimp, a bright and zesty mango salsa and a creamy chipotle crema into an explosion of flavor that will make your busy day so much better!

Creamy Chipotle Pasta


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Last but certainly not least, this creamy chipotle pasta dish is oh-so-delicious and perfect for a warm, comforting dinner option after a long day. You can make this recipe in under 25 minutes and it’s also a vegan dish! Completely dairy-free yet still creamy and delicious, you won’t be able to resist this healthy pasta option.

You might be interested: 5 Healthy recipes by Latina chefs to try this National Nutrition Month

No matter how busy or hectic your day is, you deserve a delicious homemade meal, so indulge yourself! Have a favorite quick recipe? Share it with us below or on social media!


  • Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. In 2017, she received her Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing from Brookdale Community College. Now, she is working toward her Bachelor's in English Literature at Montclair State University. Along with literature, Victoria is interested in Gender and Sexuality Studies, which she is pursuing as a minor, focusing closely on women's issues, gender inequality, and LGBT issues. These studies provide her with a feminist lens, which influences her work from both fiction to academic writings.

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