The Quickie Menu | 3 Meals For Lazy Foodies

April 26, 2015
3 meals for lazy foodies

If you're anything like me sometimes you forget to eat when you're suppose to. I don't mean you go days without eating but I personally have a bad habit of waking up - avoiding breakfast (because I'd rather eat it for dinner) - and remembering to eat 3 to 5 hours after 8 hours of sleep.

We live in a world where instant gratification is something many of us can relate to. We all want things quick and fast for the most part, especially when it comes to our food. I love to eat. I love to cook. But I'm also super lazy when it comes to preparing a meal. Blah.

Although I am making a more conscious effort to eat as healthy as possible - this post would be more so for those like me, who still have a few "cheat days" in between the green juices and quinoa dinners. With that said, I have a habit of creating random meals without much thought so for you lazy chefs in the kitchen, here are 5 easy meals you can add to your "quickie menu". - My delicious oatmeal bowl recipe can be found here. Enjoy!

3 meals for lazy foodies

SHRIMP BALSAMIC SPAGHETTI
Total Prep + Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:
  • Spaghetti Pasta
  • Bag of Frozen Small Shrimp (Peeled + Devained)
  • Paprika Spice 
  • Ragu Garlic Parmesan Sauce
  • Marketside Balsmaic Vinegar Dressing
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Parsley Flakes
Instruction:
Take a pot or saucepan (for smaller portions) and add water to bring to a boil. Add your pasta and allow it to cook until desired texture. Usually about 20 minutes. I'm a multi-tasker so while cooking your pasta - season your shrimp with - . Grab a skillet, set to medium high, and pour a tablespoon of olive oil. Add your shrimp (I used one cup) - make sure shrimp has been thawed prior to cooking. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until pink if using raw shrimp. 

Remove water from cooked pasta and add your sauce, a spoon of balsamic dressing, and cooked shrimp. Mix until pasta is thoroughly covered and contents are throughout pot. Serve on a plate and sprinkle with parsley flakes (optional).

3 meals for lazy foodies

PATTY + CHEESY POTATO FRIES
Total Prep and Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Frozen Chicken or Steak Patty
  • Marketside Organic Spring Mix Lettuce
  • Frozen Crinkle Fries
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Marketside Chipotle Dressing

Instructions:
Preheat your oven to 450°. Place your chicken or steak patty and fries into separate oven pans (use non stick spray if desired). Allow them to bake. After 25 minutes, apply shredded cheese to fries and allow it to melt for the next 5 minutes. Remove from over. Apply Chipotle dressing and small handful of spring mix greens, and patty to hamburger buns. Serve with cheesy fries and eat until your heart is content.

3 meals for lazy foodies

CHICKEN PARMESAN SPINACH PASTA
Total Prep + Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Elbow Pasta
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Bag of Stir-fry Chicken
  • Marketside Organic Baby Spinach
  • Ragu Four Cheese Sauce
  • Ragu Garlic Parmesan Sauce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:
Bring pot of water to a boil and add elbow pasta. Cook until desired texture. Usually 20 minutes.  While your pasta cooks, take your stir-fry chicken and cut into smaller pieces/squares. Add chicken to skillet with olive oil and spinach. Cook for 3-5 minutes on medium high heat or until spinach looks "withered".

Remove water from pasta. Add your chicken, spinach, half jar of Ragu Four Cheese sauce, and half jar of Ragu Garlic Parm sauce. Mix well until all contents are distributed throughout. Serve on a plate and dive in!

I hope you enjoy these quick meals if you give them a try. I know they're always a guilty pleasure for me. 


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5 comments on "The Quickie Menu | 3 Meals For Lazy Foodies "
  1. I love to eat! However, I don't have hours to spend in the kitchen. So, these recipes will come in handy. My favorite from this post is the Shrimp Balsamic Spaghetti. I cannot wait to try it!

    Happy Thursday, Neosha :)
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/2015/4/28/42815

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    1. I totally understand. with my schedule, it's tough to cook a long-winded meal most times so I 'm glad you found this post helpful! I hope you enjoy the spaghetti if you give it a try!

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  2. Um yessss!! I needed this in my life!!! Pocketing this for use because I hate cooking and I'm lazy lol

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    1. lol!! Glad I could help and give you a few ideas! You'll love them!

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  3. The shrimp balsamic spaghetti and chicken parmesan spinach pasta both look bomb! And the prep and cook time is under half an hour? Yes ma'am! Thanks for sharing these, Neosha!

    Drea
    thedreadaily.com

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