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Two Quick & Simple Meals

Updated on February 12, 2012

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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.

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eggs & chips
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turnip pie

Scrambled Eggs

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  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    as an imperefect cook I am fond of quick and simple. I do believe eating smaller meals is healthier, less to digest for one thing.

  • Angela Harris profile image

    Angela Harris 

    10 years ago from Around the USA

    Bob, that's my two favorite types of cooking- quick and simple. ;-)

    Eating several small meals is supposed to be much healthier than eating 3 large meals, too.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    We do love to eat, some more than others.

  • Eileen Hughes profile image

    Eileen Hughes 

    10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

    Great hub. And everyone loves food we eat whats good and sometimes the bad food too.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome,

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    H. Irving 

    10 years ago

    I know that eating several smaller meals is so much better for you, but I can't seem to do it. Thanks for the ideas for quick meals, this is the kind of thing that can help me get on the right track!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    you are welcome Michele.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    you are welcome Michele. and thank you.

  • Michele Engholm profile image

    Michele Engholm 

    10 years ago from Hutchinson

    It has been years since I have had a turnip. I am going to remedy that with your turnip pie. Thanks for another super hub!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    i do enjoy fish and chips.

  • cgull8m profile image

    cgull8m 

    10 years ago from North Carolina

    I will try the first one Eggs and Fries, it reminded me of the Fish & Chips, even that is a good combination. Thanks :)

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    Let me know what you think, this was the first time that i made it this way, usually have a few more vegetables.

  • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

    Zsuzsy Bee 

    10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    Bob! I'm going to try the turnip-pie. I've never served it like that before.

    Thanks

    regards Zsuzsy

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks, I like the keep it simple philosophy

  • The Good Cook profile image

    The Good Cook 

    10 years ago

    Simple ideas are often the best I have found. Good job.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    thanks, it also keeps you more alert because you do not get that stuffed sleepy, feeling.

  • Stacie Naczelnik profile image

    Stacie Naczelnik 

    10 years ago from Seattle

    I also prefer many small meals throughout the day. It keeps me from feeling famished at meals like lunch and dinner, so I don't overeat. Nice hub.

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