Living alone, dinner is often the same as breakfast and it's not uncommon for me…
Quick Weeknight Dinners: On the Table in 30 minutes or Less
- Have a plan – Meal planning is always a good idea. If you’ve never meal planned, here’s a great post from “Don’t Eat the Spatula” to help you get started. I’ve lived alone for years (although I have new roommate now), so my meal plans were usually a little less elaborate (2-3 dishes I’d cook during the week). At least, you should have an idea of what the groceries in the fridge are going to become and when you plan on cooking them.
- Prep – Find an hour or so some other time in the week to prep as much as you can. Chop veggies, portion out salad greens, precook some chicken or meatballs
- Keep the family occupied – If you know you only have a few minutes to cook and you have small kids underfoot, have some simple activities to keep them busy, like coloring pages, playdough, special toys or a DVD that they just love. You might want to consider a basket of toys that are only for this 30 minute period.
- Take a Breather – If you’ve just come in the door from work and you’re tired and hungry there’s nothing wrong with taking 5 minutes to breath. Have a snack. My favorite is a “Toasted Coconut Butter Stuffed Date“. Drink a cup of tea. Read a quick book with your kids. Pet the dog. Just be in the moment before rushing into the kitchen.
Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from “Adventures in Partaking”
Summer Fruit Gazpacho from “A Squirrel in the Kitchen”
Thai Coconut & Shrimp Soup from “The Bacon Mum”
Celeriac Dill Mash from “Adventures in Partaking”
Sukuma Wiki (Sauted Kale) from “Adventures in Partaking”
Gingered Cabbage & Carrots from “Adventures in Partaking”
Potluck Broccoli Salad from “Adventures in Partaking”
Spicy Alu Makha (sweet potato) from “Adventures in Partaking”
Create Your Own Breakfast Skillet from “Autoimmune-Paleo”
Blueberry, Bacon Breakfast Burgers from “Adventures in Partaking”
Bison Breakfast Skillet from “The Paleo Partridge”
Lamb & 2 Squash Skillet from “Adventures in Partaking”
Chai Spice & Pear Noatmeal from “Eat Heal Thrive”
Butternut Breakfast Bites from “Adventures in Partaking”
Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal from “Eat Heal Thrive”
Maple & Sage Sausage Skillet from “Adventures in Partaking”
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