Recently, I realized that I don’t cook much anymore. I mean, I do, but I don’t experiment as much as I used to. There’s just no time, and while that’s sad, that’s kind of life. The one exception, making a delicious quiche for a junior league meeting that I hosted recently. That was a good decision and delicious too.
The reason for this new realization is simple – I’m a working mom, I don’t have time to spend an hour or more slaving over the stove. I get home around 5:30p, Ethan and I often have a bit of play time before dinner, or we go for a walk, and despite my best efforts he’s usually in bed by 7-7:30pm.
Thus – time to cook dinner? Slim.
My top four easy healthy recipes for a mama on the go:
I actually made some modifications to this, I haven’t ever posted, inspired by the linked recipe, and will definitely become a regular recipe for us. (I should also note that I learned later that a crustless quiche is a fritatta – shows how much I know about breakfast-ish dishes. Still it was delish. Crust or none)
Voila a week’s worth of meals. All cooked in less than 45-60 minutes, minimal preparation, and all are – for the most part – healthy.
Other healthyish options:
- Throw in some broccoli to a box of Annie’s mac and cheese
- Throw some turkey burgers on the grill
- You can never go wrong with chili in the slow cooker (a favorite of mine)
- Finally – leftovers. Nothing says winning like leftovers.