Quick & Easy Dinner
One thing that frustrates me to no end is when clients tell me they don’t have time to cook healthy meals. They blame work, family, commitments, basically anything they can think of. I don’t buy this at all. I’m in the same boat. I work 40-45 hours a week just like everyone else, yet I find the time to cook and eat healthy.
I’m a big fan of bulk cooking and the reheating it to save time. My standard weekday lunch is chicken with some form of sauce and broccoli. I cook 1 to 1.5kg of the chicken and three heads of broccoli up on Sunday, put it all in tupperware containers and reheat it at work. Protein + vegetable = done!
I’ve recently been playing around with egg slices/casseroles for dinners. The original I used was by Nia Shanks and you can find it here. I’ve made my own adjustments week by week, but here’s this weeks to give you and idea of how easy it can be.
1 Red Capsicum
1 Green Capsicum
1 Yellow Capsicum
250g Short Cut Bacon
12 Free Range Eggs
1) Chop up all of the vegetables, keeping the onion separate from the rest.
2) Remove any excess fat from the bacon and chop into small squares.
3) In a large frypan, cook the onion and bacon together. Now would be a good time to turn the oven on. I had it at 150′ but my oven is TERRIBLE so you may need to play around with the temp.
4) Once the bacon and onion are cooked, spread it evenly over a baking dish.
5) Using the same frypan cook the remaining vegetables.
6) While they are cooking, whip the 12 eggs up in a bowl. You can add pepper and small amount of salt if you like.
7) When the vegetables are all done spread them evenly over the bacon and onion.
8) Pour the eggs evenly over the vegetables.
9) Cook in the oven for around 30 minutes. Again my oven is terrible so you may need less or more time, just keep an eye on it and remove when the eggs are done.
This will be five dinners for me. All I need to do is reheat which takes a total of two to three minutes.
See how easy it is to cook quick and healthy meals? You don’t have copy this exact recipe, play around with the vegetables. I’ve tried using chicken sausage as a base and it worked just as well.
Being organised on one day saves me for the rest of the week. So no excuses when it comes to eating healthy.