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Five Easy Meals To Make When You're Feeling Lazy AF

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). 

 Thai Baked Salmon, via Ifoodreal
Having some salmon in your fridge for the week is always handy. It's quick to make, has so many health benefits, plus eating it will make your skin glow. Baking it in the oven takes 20 mins too, so all you have to do is cover it in your fave. dressing throw together a plain green leaf salad and that's it. While it's baking you can even lay on the couch and play on Snapchat. It's that simple. This recipe uses a thai sweet chilli sauce, which again you can buy pre-made (although you should bookmark this sauce recipe for when you have time.)

Dukkah Avocado Toast, via Faring-Well
Avocado toast. We had to go there. Not only is it nutritious but it's also freaking delicious and there are so many ways you can eat it. Smashing it up with salt, pepper and lemon juice and spreading it on toast is one of our favourite ways to eat it. although if you want to take it to the next level (without trying too hard) sprinkle a little dukkah (buy pre-made, but also be sure to check out the homemade version in the recipe!) on it and your tastebuds will be in heaven. A sprinkle of feta is an easy way to yum things up too. 

Sunny Pasta Puttanesca, via Nourish Atelier
Pasta when you're short on time is a no-brainer and throwing on a simple sauce can actually take as little as 10 mins to make. Puttanesca is a simple Italian staple. For real. All you need are some  tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies (if you like them), olives, capers, garlic - and that's it! Olives, capers and anchovies don’t have expiration dates either (or at least if they do they are a really long way away) so they are great ingredients to keep as a staples in your fridge to flavour up your dishes. Of course, you can also buy a pre-made jar, throw in some olives and chuck that on too. But we highly recommend saving this easy sauce recipe as well. 

Images: Pinterest; Words: Yadira Galarza Cauchi

Tell us what are your fave. quick and easy dinners to make? 

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