We all have those nights where we get home cranky and tired after a long day at work. It’s normally after one of these days that things can get emotional too…mostly after we realise that we wish we had the organisational ability to prep some meals for the week, instead of laying on the couch stalking people’s outfits on a Sunday night.
So if you’re like us, then you need to read on! Because we’ve decided to round up some simple meal ideas you can throw together on those nights you get home and are feeling lazy AF.
Realistically, it is quite easy to whip something up that is not only quick to make, but good for you too. The key is to have a few staple ingredients in your fridge and a tiny bit of mojo left to give to your dinner which honestly, is totally worth the extra effort…(i.e cereal cannot be a re-occurring theme. It can only be a sometimes theme.)
Now that we have that covered let’s talk dinner ideas!
Turkish Eggs on Flatbread, image Issy Croker
Really, could frying up some eggs and throwing them on some Turkish flatbread get any easier? If you have time you could even throw your flatbread under the grill for a few minutes to get it crispy, or whip together a plain green leaf salad to go with. Fry up some eggs, add salt/pepper, a few of your fave. herbs and ta da! It may kind of look like breakfast (but at least it looks worthy of an Insty breakfast). Plus, breakfast for dinner is always yum (and quick).
Quinoa, Chicken and Kale Pesto Bowl, via Heather Christo
Now the recipe for this chicken pesto bowl might seem a little long for a school night - but there are shortcuts around it. Frying up a chicken breast takes 10 mins and as long as you have a bunch of quinoa or rice pre-cooked then all you really have to do is cut up some veggies, and throw it all into a bowl and you're done. And even though, Heather makes her own pesto, buying a pre-made jar is totally fine here (plus you can save the homemade recipe for a weekend when you're not feeling lazy AF).
Dukkah Avocado Toast, via Faring-Well
Sunny Pasta Puttanesca, via Nourish Atelier