We’ve all been there.
You get home from a long day… or you’ve been home all day. Cooking another meal sounds less appetizing then punching yourself in the ear.
Most nights cooking comes easy and maybe it’s even a fun. It can be therapeutic but come Thursday night. I’m OVER IT!
Instead of reaching for your favorite “go-to” take out restaurant menu… Here are a few ideas to get that meal on the table, stay on track, and/or save a few bucks.
1. Have a few easy go-to meals on hand.
Making and extra portion of something you are already making and freezing it can be a godsend.
You will be thanking your past-self for thinking of you in this moment of need.
Eggs, canned tuna, cheese, and beans are always great to have on hand since they are high in protein and there are limitless ways to serve them.
Whole wheat pizza dough or tortillas, brown rice, and quinoa are great carbs that pair well with proteins.
Fruits and veggies can be served fresh and raw.
2. Have breakfast or lunch for dinner!
Who didn’t love this when they were younger?
Mixing it up and having pancakes, waffles, omelets, or french toast was the bomb!
Even just making sandwiches or a simple salad can get the job done.
3. Make is simple… I mean super simple
Some nights I just start putting things on the counter for the kids and us to eat, hummus, veggies, fruit, some cheese, crackers, and maybe make a smoothie.
Dinner doesn’t always have to be a big ordeal.
I will use this tactic at the end of the week to use perishable foods not yet consumed.
Here are a few other links to help with this dilemma:
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What’s your favorite go-to meal? What do you cook on these nights of desperation? Take-out?