The last thing you want to do when you come in from a long day is to worry about what you will have for dinner. There are certain days when all you want to do is just order a take away and not worry about it. The problem with take-aways is that they are not great on the waistline or the wallet.
So how do you get around this problem? Well, meal planning for one is a great start. Plan your meals at the weekend so that you know exactly what to have and when. Sometimes though that can feel a bit too regimented and teamed with the 9-5 routine it can all get a bit too much.
Maybe some days you feel more like one thing than another. After a long day stuck inside an office you need to feed your body well. The problem is however that it all takes time. Is there anything more time consuming than cleaning, peeling and chopping vegetables? Check out the Marks and Spencers range of pre prepared vegetables and save yourself time and money with this fantastic M and S discount code. These are the ideal solutions to this problem.
Their website is full of interesting recipes that are so quick and easy to make using their vegetables. Comfort food doesn’t need to be bad for you or hard to make. Their “mince dinner” is really easy to make. This recipe is something that will transport you back to your childhood, it’s like a reassuring hug from your mum. It also freezes well so that you can make extra and anytime you need a hug take it out and defrost it.
Take 500g of beef mince, a large onion, diced carrots, some dried herbs, a tablespoon of ketchup, 2 beef stock cubes and 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. On a high heat add the mince to the heated pan. Cook for a few minutes until browned, then remove. In the same pan add the onions and carrots, season and then reduce the heat. Cook until soft, stirring occasionally. Add the mince back to the pan along with the herbs, the ketchup, the stock cubes and water. Stir well then add the Worcestershire sauce. Cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with some frozen peas and ready made mashed potatoes. It couldn’t be easier.
Salads are underrated, they couldn’t be easier and are the perfect end to a hectic day. Take your already washed salad, rinse some cherry tomatoes, slice some cucumber and you have the base. Then for the toppings chickpeas are the best way to get some protein and fill you up, all while being low in fat. Choose a cheese of your choice, a salty feta works great with this combination. For the meat eaters, add in some pre cooked chicken slices. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top and serve with some crusty bread. You will have a healthy hearty meal in seconds.
Baked potatoes are the ideal solution to a quick and easy meal. All you have to do is pop them in the microwave for 15 minutes. In the meantime you can get changed after work as they cook. Choosing what to top it with is the hard part. Marks and Spencers have a fantastic range of toppings like tuna salad, add some grated cheese on top, some salad on the side and your meal is ready.
Take a look at the NHS website which offers tips on how to make sure that you get all your nutrients and vitamins needed. They also have some easy recipes, quick, healthy meals have never been easier.