People often say that they have no time for cooking. I believe that the question is more about prioritizing and planning. Healthy cooking is not hard at all.
Today I want to share couple of my favorite simple and easy meals. Making them doesn't actually take a whole lot longer than heating a frozen pizza in the microwave, but they are tons healthier than, for example, a preservative-packed, full of grains and saturated fat, triple cheese pizza.
My dinners usually consist of some sort of veggies and protein. I cook up lots of veggies in the weekend, so most of the time I have them in hand for an easy weeknight dinner. But even if I have ran out of them, there are ways to throw together a tasty meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
Here are some of my go-to meals for a busy weekend night when I come home from training my clients and are too tired to make anything too big. Hope you enjoy!
1. Ground Beef with Frozen Veggies
This meal comes together in five minutes. Just throw the ground beef to the skillet, add some onions, minced garlic and spices of your choice. In another skillet, heat tablespoon of coconut oil and throw in frozen veggies. When the beef is done (about 3-4 minutes), mix it with the veggies.
2. Chicken Thighs with Steamed Spinach and Broccoli
Place your chicken thighs (I usually buy at least two to have some ready for the next day too) to oven safe glass dish. Season with salt, pepper and curry powder. Heat your oven to 200C and let the thighs cook for about 25-30 minutes.
At the same time, steam some broccoli florets and spinach in the skillet. Season as desired.
3. Sausage, Turnip Fries and Baked Bell Peppers on the Bed of Spinach
I make the turnip fries in the weekend, so putting together this meal is really easy. Choose the organic sausage if possible. Make in come cuts and put the sausage to the oven. Bake on 200C about ten minutes. At the same time, wash your spinach, mix in a bit of olive oil. Place it to the plate. Add turnip fries and baked bell peppers. Baking makes bell peppers really sweet and yummy! Add sausage and enjoy with mustard.
4. Pan-fried Rainbow Trout with Broccoli and Pesto
This is actually something that I had for dinner tonight. After walking back from the gym and knowing that I have finished all my prepped meals, that was a quick and easy choice. I bought some already cut up trout and some broccoli. Then, I cooked up the trout, steamed the broccoli and served with a spoonful of pesto. Perfect Friday night meal.
What are you having for dinner tonight?