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Time to Tweet? Then You Have Time to Eat!

We'd all cook healthier meals, if only we had the time, right? But with the average American spending two hours per day on social networking sites, chances are we have more opportunity than we think. If you're able to find a couple of minutes here and there to update your Facebook status or check Twitter, you already have all the time you need to throw together a nutritious meal. We asked eight healthy living pros to tweet us their favorite fast eats -- good-for-you meals (and one dessert) that can be rattled off in a flash and prepared almost as quickly. Read on for their delicious "tweats."

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Devin Alexander BBQ Chicken Pizza
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In-a-Pinch Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza under 500 calories: Wheat lavash bread, BBQ sauce, grilled chicken, red onion, goat cheese, cilantro.

-- Devin Alexander, The Biggest Loser chef and New York Times bestselling author (@chefdevin)

*Some recipes edited longer than a 140-character tweet for clarity.

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Really Fast Rice Bowl

Top spinach with brown rice, oven-roasted mushrooms, onion, tomatoes, white beans seasoned with olive oil and herbs. Drizzle with balsamic.

-- Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, author of S.A.S.S.! Yourself Slim (@cynthiasass)

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Pasta Pronto

1 cup whole grain pasta, 2 tablespoons flax oil, 1 can white beans, 1 chopped red bell pepper, 1 chopped zucchini, 1/4 cup corn, 1/2 cup arugula, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper.

-- Amie Valpone, editor-in-chief of TheHealthyApple.com (@TheHealthyApple)

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Speedy Spa Lunch

Oven at 450°F. Toss 1 cut zucchini, 5 asparagus, and 4 ounces cubed chicken breast with 1 tablespoon balsamic, 1 teaspoon olive oil, pinch red pepper. Roast 25 minutes.

-- Bob Harper, fitness expert (@mytrainerbob)

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Indian in a Hurry

Chop greens, red onion, orange and green bell peppers. Mix sprouted, steamed mung beans. Sprinkle salt, pepper, lemon, cumin.

-- Kajal Desai, fitness expert and founder of Doonya, The Bollywood Workout (@Doonya)

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Fusion Tacos in a Flash

Hungry Girl Greek Chicken Tacos: 2 hard tacos stuffed with Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken, feta, lettuce, roasted red peppers, onion, olives.

-- Lisa Lillien, creator of the Hungry Girl brand (@HungryGirl)

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Expedited Egg Salad

Hard-boiled egg, diced avocado, diced red bell pepper, olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper. Serve with toast or crackers.

-- Michelle Dudash, RD, registered dietitian and chef, author of Clean Eating for Busy Families (@michelledudash)

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Chop Chop Chocolate Pudding

Blend 1 avocado, 2 teaspoons chia seeds, 2 teaspoons almond milk, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, 2 teaspoons agave, 1 teaspoon raw cacao. Top with strawberries.

-- Alexis Wolfer, beauty expert and founder of The Beauty Bean (@alexiswolfer, @thebeautybean)

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, June 2013.

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