Busy all the time? Me too! Life can be hectic so today I am sharing some fast & furious meal hacks for you to save time tonight. Save these ones for the evenings you realised you forgot to get something out of the freezer of for your ‘fright night’ of the week, the night the kids have sport or you work late or what ever your fight night is. You don’t always have to have a big heavy meal, in fact that’s never ideal, these five suggestions here may seem a little light on, but sometimes that’s not a bad thing.
All you need is a microwavable pack of 2 minute 30 seconds brown rice, frozen peas & corn and an egg or 2. Microwave the rice, boil the peas & corn at the same time as you scramble a few eggs. Pop the hot rice in a salad bowl, drain and add the peas & corn and egg.
Open a 500g can of tuna, 1 can of Cream of celery soup, 1 can of corn. Add into a sauce pan and heat, add grated cheese. When the cheese melts it’s good to go.
EGGS ON TOAST
Wholemeal toast, with avocado instead of butter then fried or poached eggs on top of that, try adding a squeeze of lemon it tastes amazing.
SPINACH & CHICKPEA CURRY
Fry off your favourite curry paste with garlic, ginger and some onions. Add a can of chickpeas and some spinach leaves, then add a can of crushed tomatoes and coconut milk. Let it simmer for 5 minutes and you have a vegetarian 5 minute meal.
TOMATO & BASIL SOUP
Grab 2 cans of crushed tomatoes, blend them so they turn to liquid add some basil. Heat up on the stove or the microwave. Toast some wholemeal bread, spread with a bit of butter mixed with some garlic to taste like garlic bread.
So there you have it, five fast five minute meals from ingredients that you usually have in the pantry. Don’t panic on nights when you forgot to get something out for dinner, it doesn’t automatically mean you need to now have take-a-way it just means you now have to whip something up.
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