A good meal is necessary for replenishing depleted energy levels. But even for those who enjoy the activity, cooking can feel like too much stress after a hard day’s work. Sometimes, you just need food that can be made with minimum fuss, without compromising on quality. Here are a few options for such occasions.
Bacon and Egg noodles
The trusty noodle, being a cheap and easy option, is sometimes considered fit only for college students and assorted adults who, for whatever reasons, cannot afford the time or money to eat better. However, with a few modifications, noodles can be made into a proper and healthy meal. For bacon and egg noodles, any Chinese and Asian instant noodles can be used. The upgrade is in the toppings. Cook the noodles in your preferred way and pour them into a flat dish, then top it with fried egg, bacon, and onions, and add some pepper and salt to taste. This delicacy takes less than 20 minutes to make.
Mexican chicken soup
While this sumptuous soup requires quite a number of ingredients, it’s ready to eat in 15 minutes. In addition to the usual salt, butter, peppers, and sugar, some chicken broth, black beans, corn kernels, tomatoes, lime juice, Mexican cheese, and rotisserie chicken are all needed for a satisfactory serving of this soup. All it takes is to boil the broth in a large pot and add the ingredients in whatever order you favor. The soup is done within minutes. Serve it in a bowl and add cheese. For added enjoyment, Mexican chicken soup can be paired with tortilla chips, guacamole, or avocado.
Pasta and Broccoli
This is one low-cost recipe that is easy to make and also healthy. The ingredients needed are likely to be available in any frequently used kitchen, making it the perfect meal for when you’re feeling lazy. Cook your pasta in boiling water for about 10 minutes, then add broccoli, switch off the heat, and wait 2 minutes before draining. After draining, pour the pasta and broccoli into a bowl and add butter. Once the butter melts, add salt, cheese, peppers, and seasoning in your preferred quantities, then mix properly to ensure even distribution of the ingredients. Serve and enjoy a truly satisfying meal.
This delicious snack is one that appeals to vegans and non-vegans alike. To make it, heat some vegetable oil in a pan, add pre-sliced zucchini pieces, and cook for about 3 minutes. Then sauté some onion slices in a different pan of vegetable oil for 10 minutes. Season both the zucchinis and onions with salt and pepper. After toasting your hot dog buns to a crunchy state, add pre-heated marinara sauce and a few slices of cooked zucchini. Your hot dog is now ready to be topped with onions, cheese, mustard, and anything else you desire.
Oftentimes, particularly on weekdays, it’s difficult to make time out for cooking elaborate meals. Thankfully, these quick fixes can keep you nourished until the weekend when you’re able to spend more time in the kitchen – where you just might end up making larger servings of these tasty delights!