4 30-Minute Meals

I am not a meal prepper and I never have been. There is nothing less appealing to me than preparing meals or even ingredients for the week ahead. Maybe one day I’ll change my mind but until then…

Instead, I rely heavily on meals I can whip up in 30 minutes or less. Some of these meals I prepare from start-to-finish on my own and some of them I have a little help with pre-packaged stuff!

I’ve been posting some of my recent 30-minute meals on Instagram. Some more of that real-time stuff, you know? So if you’re not already following me – you should! But why not give some love to my real fans? MY BLOG READERS!

Here are 4 of my most recent 30-minute meals!

  • Chicken Fajita Bowls:
    • All ya need:
      • 1-lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, 3-4tbsp olive oil, 1 onion, 2-3 bell peppers, white or brown rice, salt, pepper, cumin, chipotle chili powder, and optional add-ins: black beans, shredded cheese, cilantro, lime wedge
    • How To:
      • Preheat oven to 350F and marinade chicken thighs in 2tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, and chipotle chili powder to taste. (I use about a teaspoon of each.)
      • Slice up onion, bell peppers and mince 2 garlic cloves and get your rice going
      • Heat 2 skillets on stove top over medium high heat and add about 1 tbsp oil to skillets. Once your skillet is hot, add the chicken to one skillet and sear for 3-4 minutes. Then flip and put your chicken in the oven.
      • In the other skillet, add garlic and stir until fragrant (45 seconds) then add onion and bell peppers. sauté until they’ve reached your desired doneness
      • Chicken thighs should be done after 15-20 minutes. remove from oven and assemble your bowls: rice, fajita veggies, sliced chicken, black beans, shredded cheese, and cilantro if it doesn’t taste like soap to you!

  • Greek Chicken Salad
    • All ya need:
      • Mixed greens, white potatoes, 4 thinly sliced chicken breasts, cucumber, feta, salt+pep, garlic powder, dried dill, lemon, butter and dressing of your choice! if you’ve got red onion + tomato, top with that too!
    • How To:
      • I chopped + mixed my potatoes in 1 tbsp melted butter, salt, pepper, garlic, and dill. Then, I roasted ‘em at 350 for 30 minutes while making sure to mix things up every 8-10 min!
      • Take 4 thin chicken breasts and season with salt, pepper, garlic, and more dill! Cook any way you want. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each side while cooking
      • Create a bed of lettuce + chop up some cukes, add your sliced chicken, roasted potatoes + some yummy, yummy feta 👅

  • Kale + Quinoa Salad
    • Here’s my recipe for a fresh kale and quinoa salad. To make it a complete meal, top with a protein like some rotisserie chicken breast from the grocery store!

What are some of your go-to busy night meals?! Share ’em below!

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