- Food and Cooking
Two Quick & Simple Meals
We start every morning with a good breakfast, by good breakfast I mean we eat enough healthy food to keep us going until lunch. I do snack as I prefer to eat six small meals a day rather than three large ones.
I find it is much easier to control my blood sugar levels and my mood that way.
Now there are some mornings when I wake up hungry and need something right away, that is usually a banana or a home made muffin. This is followed, about 30 minutes later with a power shake or boiled eggs or cold or hot cereal.
A home made muffin, baked yesterday or the day before is instant food and cold cereal presents no challenge, add a tsp of wheat germ some skim milk and a great meal in 2 minutes or less. Seasonal berries or another fruit just adds flavour and goodness.
One of my favourite breakfasts is eggs and chips, French fries that is. I use the frozen kind that are trans-fat free. Mainly because they take little effort to prepare.
Add a slice of cheese, usually extra old white cheddar and some scrambled eggs and a great breakfast that can be made in less than ten minutes.
Mashed potatoes and mashed turnips are tasty side dishes that can help you make a quick supper if you have some leftovers around. I will make a vegetable pie using a frozen pie shell and either leftover mashed potatoes or turnips, sometimes I make a mix of mashed, carrots, turnips and potatoes to add colour and tatse.
This works best if the mashed vegetables are leftovers from a previous day’s meal then all you need to do is add them to the frozen pie shell, but first preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and put the pie shell in for 3 minutes.
Then take it out, add the mashed vegetables and reheat for 10 minutes.
You can top with grated cheese, parsley, sea salt, black pepper or hot sauce, which is all up to you.
Good cooking is not difficult nor do you need to spend hours planning meals.
If you prepare a bit extra and set some aside and if you but quick use items like frozen fries and gees, you can prepare supper, lunch or breakfast fast and easy.
To make your grocery shopping go faster and to save some money, there are 2 basic rules to follow;
1- eat first, do not go food shopping hungry
2- make a list and check it twice.