Light bulb moment: many people do not like to cook or want to devote what little free time they have to it. While I find that very hard to believe, merely because I love to our goal is to overcome obstacles and find ways to help people.
You can hire a cook or find a healthy meal service; the former is too costly for most while the latter may work fairly well but supplementation is usually needed. While there are many meal options that can be whipped up in 30 – 60 minutes I’ve found for some people that’s still too much time and effort. That led to me devise the K.I.S.S. meal series. Keep. It. Simple. Stud. (ette).
This series is for someone that doesn’t like to cook and doesn’t want to donate much time to the process yet wants to have at home options for healthy and delicious meals. Most restaurant take out food is loaded with chemicals and additives; especially when dealing with lower end and chain restaurants. If you want to know exactly what goes into your meals — cook them yourself.
There is some pre planning required but it is simple and will become a natural habit within a couple of weeks. You will need to go to the grocery store — the weekend works best for most people’s schedules. Stock up with enough protein (chicken, beef, pork, seafood — whatever you like) for the week, some white potatoes, sweet potatoes and rice and fresh or frozen veggies. I’m going to assume you have some spices and condiments on hand. If not, pick those up as needed.
1 lb mahi mahi or other white fish
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dill
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
In the morning take out your 1 pound of mahi mahi to thaw if it is frozen. Take 2 russet baking potatoes and place in a baking dish in the oven. Set the timer to have the oven come on bake them at 400 for approximately one hour. Have them come out about 15 minutes after you arrive home. During that time change clothes and shower.
Wrap the potatoes in a kitchen towel to keep them warm. Season your mahi mahi with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Drizzle with the mustard, add garlic powder, dill and Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until fish is cooked through.
While the fish is cooking steam the green beans by bringing about 2 inches of water to a boil in a saucepan, add the green beans, cover, reduce heat to medium and cook for 15 – 20 minutes or until tender.
It doesn’t get much simpler than this folks. With just a little effort you can prepare home cooked meals saving your health, waistline and a few dollars.