3 Quick and Healthy Meals When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

Ever have one of those days when you come home from work or school and you’re just plain wiped out?

I’m betting that you do; I know I have 2 or 3 days every month like this.  Those are the kind of days that I’ve learned to be watchful for.  Those are the days when it’s too easy to say, “Man, I’m sooo tired; I just want to get home and plop my butt on the couch.  I sure the heck don’t feel like cooking.  I think I’ll order a pizza.”

The key to managing this scenario is the same key that will help you through most every scenario: have a strategy ready.

Knowing that there will be times when life gets so busy that you’re not going to want to cook, I suggest having at least 3 quick, easy and healthy meals ready to go.  Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

  1. Grab 4 eggs, throw out 2 of the yolks, and scramble them.  Cut up 2 ounces of cooked turkey breast, and mix it into the eggs.  Sprinkle a tablespoon of fat free cheese on the eggs, pop some asparagus or other veggies in the microwave, and toast 1 piece of whole wheat bread.
  2. Here’s one of my favorite quick meals – Nuke some frozen precooked chicken strips (by the way, you should keep at least one bag of these in your freezer at all times…they are handy!), then nuke some frozen California mix vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots).  Mix the chicken and veggies in a bowl, the top with some Parmesan cheese.
  3. If you don’t have anything in the fridge, get a 6 inch veggie sandwich without mayo from Subway.  Do try to stay away from white bread, and opt for whole wheat.

Like I said earlier, the whole key to successfully dealing with a “I’m-dead-dog-tired-and-don’t-want-to-cook” day is to be prepared for it.

These 3 meals will have you ready…now let’s hear some of your ideas for quick and healthy meals!

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10 Responses to “3 Quick and Healthy Meals When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking”

  1. totaltransformation Says:

    Here’s one. Take one rice cake, add about one tablespoon natural peanut butter, and a smearing of jelly preserves (no high fructose junk). You can eat two and consume less than 400 calories and still feel full. Also, healthy protein and fats in the peanut butter, combined with natural fruit sugars in the preserves, and the rice cake (which basically passes right through you) is plenty healthy.

  2. loseweightwithme Says:

    Man, that sounds tasty, TT…thanks for sharing it.

    Brian

  3. Paul Says:

    Those are some good ideas. I usually deal with these days with left overs from the last few days when I did actually bother to cook. It’s just me and the wife here, and all recipies make at least 4 servings of, so there’s always a bowl or two of left-overs handy for me, for lunch or for a lazy dinner.

  4. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hey, Paul — thanks for stopping by! You’re right, leftovers are another great way to take care of those days when you don’t feel like cooking.

    Brian

  5. totaltransformation Says:

    If you are into left overs I would highly recommend buying a slow cooker. Minimal work and lots of leftovers. I just had an excellent stew of beef, red potatoes, carrots, and onions. Just chop it all up, through it in the pot with three cups of water and 3 chicken stock bullion cubes and a healthy dose of Worcester sauce. Delicious.

    BTW don’t forget to brown the meat and drain off the fat after browning.

  6. loseweightwithme Says:

    Slow cookers are a great help in making easy, delicious meals. I might have to research some healthy slow cooker recipes and post them!

    Brian

  7. Weight Loss Advisor Says:

    Wow, lucky you to have only 3 days in the month like the one described above. Honestly, I have only 3 days in the month when I feel like cooking at all 🙂

    I am going to try recipe number 2 right away. It’s already 9 pm and I don’t have time to think about anything else but a quick dinner.

    Thanks

  8. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hi, WLA – thanks for stopping by. Be sure to let us know what you think of the meal, and share any quick tips you may have!

    🙂

    Brian

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