Today was a beauuuuuutiful Spring day in Wisconsin, and I’m happy to say we were able to get out and enjoy it! However… that meant I got home at 5:30 and and had no plan for supper. Uh oh.
Being busy, hungry, and unprepared is usually when my resolve dissolves and I cave, to the demise of both my budget and/or diet. I was this close (you can’t see my hand’s but I’m making a little pinch-y motion with my thumb and pointer finger) to picking up a pizza on my way home but fortunately or unfortunately I had forgotten my $3 off coupon at home, and that was enough to deter me.
I’ve been trying to be better about having some fast, healthy supper options that I can throw together at the last minute… and I’m getting better! During our early years of marriage when I was working until at least 6 many nights, we grabbed fast food out at least once a week. I thought Subway was a healthy, cheap option. I’ve since changed my mind. Fast food at home now includes things like taco salad, breakfast for dinner, BLT’s, spaghetti, and… tonight I went with a really simple Fried Rice that came together in just 20 minutes with rice and veggies I already had on hand. Tonight I used scallions, and frozen peas, as well as some cooked chicken that I had on hand. (Yay for freezer prep!) Other favorite add-ins are onions, mushrooms, carrots, peppers, cabbage, and broccoli. It was a quick, easy, and healthy meal that didn’t cost an extra dime! Now that‘s some good fast food! So the next time you’re in bind for time, give this a try!
- 3 cups cooked Rice (or 1 1/2 cups uncooked)
- 2 Eggs, scrambled
- Chopped Veggies/Meat
- Soy Sauce
- Salt & Pepper
- Get your rice cooking. (I use Jasmine, 1-1/2 cups rice and 2-1/2 cups water. Bring it to a boil, then turn it down to low for 15 minutes.)
- While the rice cooks, scramble and cook a couple eggs. Set them aside.
- Chop up your veggies, and saute them in a little olive oil. Add chopped chicken, beef, or pork to the skillet and heat through.
- When the rice is cooked, add it to sauteed meat and veggies along with the eggs. Stir together add soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.