15 Minute Dinners
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been counting down the days until Friday this week. It just seems to be dragging a bit more than usual. But good news is that it’s already Thursday
Yesterday was one of those days where I ran around feeling like my head was chopped off. I missed my window of time to get in a workout yesterday morning, and then couldn’t squeeze one in during the day. Before I knew it, it was time to leave the gym (work) and get my hairs trimmed.
Speaking of being busy, let’s talk about busy nights and squeezing in a healthy dinner. It’s possible!
Being a trainer, my schedule is often all over the place. Actually, I try to maintain as much of a regular training schedule to keep my sanity in check, however, my schedule is more or less at the mercy of my clients’ schedules.
Since most of my clients work a 9-5, that means that I sometimes spend the typical dinner time training clients. But that doesn’t mean I swing through the drive through on my way home.
For those nights when I don’t get home until 7:30 or later, I rely on my secret weapon:
pre-cooked or prepared proteins and frozen vegetables.
For example, Tuesday night I got home around 8:00 (I packed a larabar as a snack and ate it as a snack around 5:00.) As soon as I walked in the door and put away my things, I got started on one of my dinners:
And a slice of healthier zucchini bread.
I simply tossed the frozen turkey burger on the stove, and cooked it 5 minutes ono each side. During the second 5 minutes, I tossed the asparagus (that I steamed the day before) in the pan to heat up. Done and done.
Other go to’s include tempeh salads, scrambled eggs and toast, and this chopped pre-cooked chicken sausages and frozen veggies – which are another staple I rely on for 15 minute dinners.
This cobmo, for example, will be tomorrow’s dinner. I’ll just sautee some frozen, sliced peppers and some onions in olive oil, and then toss in some chopped Applegate chicken sausages in the mix until heated through. Bam – 10 minutes and done.
Of course leftovers are always a good option, as well
Time for that aforementioned workout! Then I’ve got a morning of working on some personal training programs. Have a fabulous Thursday!
What do you rely on for a healthy dinner when you’re pressed for time?
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