Now that fall is here, I’m busier than ever and am either seeing clients or presenting talks on most weekday evenings. That means that I’ve been eating on my own a lot for dinner so that I can sneak in a meal around 5p (or in some cases, slightly earlier) before starting my evening rounds. When I dine alone (ie: am not cooking dinner for both myself and my husband), I tend to go the easiest route — as in, whatever I happen to have on hand that won’t take too long to cook. While I absolutely miss having my evening meal with my hubby, there is something kinda liberating about throwing a bunch of stuff together and not having to worry about it’s visual appeal or popularity factor.
Here are three of the quickie meals I’ve been concocting lately. A lovely combo of easy, quick, and healthy. If you try any of these, let me know how you like them!
- Veggie burger served warm, crumbled on top of greens & leftover grains (that have been sauteed with some olive oil and garlic beforehand). My fave brand: Sunshine burgers.
- Canned mackerel tossed with canned chickpeas and chopped fresh tomatoes, served on top of raw or sauteed greens.
- Sliced avocado served atop of sauteed garlicky grains with canned beans. Squeeze a lemon over the top and sprinkle with a little sea salt. Nice addition: a dash of toasted sesame oil.