How To Make a Healthy Quick-Fix Dinner

Ugh. Is this rain ever going to stop?

Sorry Texas, don’t be jealous. I had to wade through calf-deep New York City street water to get home tonight. God knows where that water’s been. Ugh.

On nights like these, I hate cooking. I know, shocking right? All I want to do is curl up on the sofa, have someone else bring me dinner and watch a couple of episodes of whatever tv show we’re marathon-ing at the moment. We just finished Mad Men, and we’re onto Roseanne now. I feel a little weird sharing that – I blame Netflix.

Anyway, when I don’t feel like cooking, I prefer assembling meals from general ingredients that I normally have laying around. Sometimes it’s a quick stir-fry, sometimes it’s just a sandwich, and sometimes (or most of the time) it’s Mexican-influenced.

Tonight was one of those nights. Burritos? Tacos? A bunch of stuff thrown on a tortilla? Whatever you call it, its quick, delicious, semi-healthy, heart-warming and just what I need after a long day of work.

Here are the steps in no particular order.

1. Saute whatever veggies you have laying around; I had a yellow bell pepper and onion.

2. Chop up some tomatoes and parsley and throw them in a bowl. Add a bit of salt and chill until you sit down to eat.

3. Saute some protein. This time it was smoked chicken sausages.

4. Heat up some beans. I happened to have some Trader Joe’s fat free refried beans on hand (YUM). If I didn’t have these, I would have probably used black beans.

5. Heat up a couple of tortillas and assemble.

6. Top with some cheese slices and sriracha.

Other easy toppings to try out are shredded lettuce, rice, salsa, sauteed spinach, roasted peppers, baked tofu, or grilled veggies. Your imagination is the limit!

What TV show are you marathon-ing right now?

 

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6 responses to “How To Make a Healthy Quick-Fix Dinner

  1. This looks delish! And I am totally w/ you. It’s raining here in Portland too (sorry Texas) and I am looking forward to something hot and yummy tonight. And easy. B/c the kids are now in school. Let’s see how long I can milk that excuse. bwhahahah

    We recently finished Deadwood, the cursing-est western ever. Loved it!

  2. Great post!! Shows everyone a method, more than an actual recipe, so they can make it their own. Really teaches people HOW to cook!

    I am obsessed with Law and Order SVU right now… well I always am 🙂

    • Thanks Becka! This is how I usually cook. I have a bunch of recipe outlines in my head and just fill in the blanks with whatever I have in the kitchen already.
      I could never get in to lawyering shows….maybe I’ll have to since the husband will be one soon!

  3. We’ve been contemplating Deadwood. Worth it?

  4. Damn that looks good and really not bad at all for ‘throwing together’ things you have had at home, anyway. Hungryyyy.

    There’s a channel that aires 4 episodes of roseanne around 2:00 am where I live, so I been quasi marathon-ing it, too. Last year I was obsessed with three’s company for a while. The first seasons with suzanne somers are hilarious!

    Cheers,
    Tobuas

  5. That means you’re up until 4 am watching Roseanne? That is dedication! ; )

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