Wow, that title was a mouthful. More challenging then deciding whether to re-binge watch season one of Gilmore Girls or going to bed at a reasonable hour (and lets be honest, we all would choose the first option).
As humans, we’re prone to lazy days. Some more than others, but that’s besides the point. Even someone who cooks for a living like myself will be the first to tell you that there are days when we do not feel like cooking. For example, tonight I stuck some veggies in the oven, microwaved some leftover lentils, added avocado and tempeh, and called it dinner. To me that was way too much work.
I usaully Instagram a lot of my meals, but with the time change, it gets dark before I even come close to eating. Because of that, I tend to make my meals very random and lazy. Plus, with the amount of work I’ve had recently, I don’t give myself much time to think of something creative. Here are my favorite lazy meals!
1.) Roasted Veggies with Baked Tempeh & Potatoes
The thing is- this is a meal I would eat on a daily basis, lazy or not. I’m obsessed with all three of these things, and with the help of meal prep, it takes zero time. A bonus to this is that all of it is done in the oven, which is so nice for the cold (aka 50 degrees) winter nights 😉
2.) Eggs, Avocado, and Toast
Aka brinner. Aka heaven. But seriously- this combo is probably the easiest out of all of them. Usually I’ll cook the eggs over easy and combine the avocado & toast for a classic meal. It takes MAYBE ten minutes and is full of good fats, carbs, and protein.
3.) Greek Yogurt Bowl
I’ve been obsessed with greek yogurt for years, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. I tend to make this a ton during the school week, since it takes five minutes. It’s also a great snack, which is awesome considering that I am #alwayshungry ;). I love the combo of berries, granola, and a nut butter of sorts. I don’t put any sweetener in mine as I LOVE the tartness of the yogurt by itself!
4.) Frozen Salmon Burger with Veggies & Avocado
If y’all haven’t jumped on the Costco frozen salmon burger hype, then what are you doing? These burgers are the best salmon burgers around, and since you can buy them in bulk, they’re cheaper in the long run. The flavor is out of this world, and is packed with protein and healthy fats. I love defrosting these and cooking them for about five minutes on the stove top, then adding some roasted (or sautéed) veggies, some sort of carb, and avocado with it. Again, meal prep is truly a life saver.
…because when is toast NOT the right choice? I eat toast like it’s my religion, and could never get sick of it. I think it’s safe to say that there are a million toast combos, and each one is the best in it’s own way.
All of these meals take maybe twenty minutes to make, and require little to no actual cooking (besides turning on the oven and stove, MAYBE). What are your lazy meals?
Never Miss a Recipe!
Subscribe for recipe updates, bonus content, and more goods!