I love cooking. There have been many days that I have cooked all day… just for the fun of it. My husband works on Saturdays, so sometimes I will wake up, do my grocery-shopping, and then just make one recipe after another, after another, etc. By the end of the day I am ready to be off my feet, but I have had so much fun! However, there are other days where cooking falls last on my list of “things I’d like to do right now.” On these days, I am especially thankful for the quick and easy Paleo meals… These three meals are super-quick, and super-healthy! I keep the ingredients stocked so I can pick one to make any day of the week.
This was actually our dinner tonight! I came home exhausted, and my back yelled at me when I mentioned cooking a big meal. We love Mexican food, so this meal is ALWAYS a welcome sight at our table.
Saute an onion and some peppers (tonight I only had 1 green pepper, so it got tossed in). Brown some ground beef, or cook some diced chicken- whatever you’re in the mood to eat. Season with some chili powder and cumin, salt and pepper. While the meat is cooking, whip up some quick guacamole (my super-simple version here) and dice some tomatoes. When the meat is done, lay down a bed of spinach or lettuce, pile the meat/onion/pepper mixture on top, accessorize with some tomatoes (I had yellow tomatoes tonight- pretty!!), and top with big blobs of guac and salsa (I love salsa from Trader Joe’s).
Done! Easy Peasy, right?
Whether you are trying to whip up a quick breakfast OR a quick dinner, frittatas are a quick and easy choice. This is also a great way to get rid of some miscellaneous items in your fridge. Tonight, while my beef was browning, I whipped this up so we’ll have a ready-breakfast for the next few days. Just whisk together 10 eggs, salt, pepper, your choice of spices, and whichever vegetables you wish to add (tonight I used red tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, broccoli, and spaghetti squash). Pour into a HOT skillet and allow it to cook for about 2-3 minutes (do not stir). Then put the entire pan under the broiler for about 5 minutes. Done! Cover, and store in the refrigerator if you are saving it for breakfast. If not, be sure you start some bacon before your frittata starts cooking!
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This is probably my favorite Paleo meal right now. Not only is is fast, it is mind-blowingly delicious! There are several ways to make it… pictured is the simplest version- sliced zucchini rounds, sautéed with onions and spices, and topped with ground beef and marinara. You can also julienne the zucchini if you like it to feel more like noodles. But my favorite way to make it is with the fabulous spaghetti squash. Cut the squash in half, and microwave one half for 9 minutes. When done, scrape the strands onto plates using a fork. Top with ground beef that has been browned with sauteed onions, and then add a generous scoop of marinara. I use a delicious pre-made marinara that is made from all-natural ingredients.
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