Fast Real Food


Not much time for dinner?

That used to be a problem for me too. I mean, even ‘h helper’ takes a half an hour to get on the table, and tastes like chemical crap.

Last night we had sautéed chicken breast, glazed baby carrots, salad and fresh pineapple. Time to table- about 20 minutes. Look Ma – No Chemicals! (except the salad dressing – Ok, I could have made my own – but no one’s perfect…)

Here’s some basic ideas for dinners that you can put together in about 15 minutes.

Meats –
These can all be grilled on a stovetop grill or cooked in a sauté pan in about 10 minutes.

Grilled pork chop seasoned with Garlic Powder and Italian Seasoning.

Chicken breast seasoned with Fajita or Roasted Garlic seasoning. 

Steak seasoned with Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning.

Fresh Tuna seasoned with lemon Pepper, or drizzle with lemon juice and fresh ground black pepper.

Quick Side Dishes-
Fresh Pineapple
Refried beans
Baked potato (micro-waved)
Baked sweet potato (micro-waved)
Any raw or steamed vegetables

Salad –
While the rest of the food is cooking, throw together a salad – limited only by what’s in the fridge, and your imagination.

Spinach or Leaf Lettuce
Red wine & vinaigrette Dressing
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Almonds or walnuts
And so on…

If you feel you still need more food, French bread with olive oil and parmesan for dipping is a fun, healthy, fast choice. I always keep some in the freezer. Place into
freezer bags and freeze immediately while fresh. To defrost, simply wrap in a paper towel (no plastic!) and use defrost setting on the microwave for about 30 seconds.

We get yet another serving of fruits and vegetables by drinking juice with dinner. My daughter loves those V8 fusions.

Relax and Enjoy your dinner!






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