Kirkland Organic No-Salt Seasoning blend was an impulse buy last time we were in CostCo. Organic-good. No Salt-wonderful. Seasoning blend-gluten free? Yes, it’s gluten free! All this means that this Seasoning blend is a super-fast, delicious short cut that I look forward to using!
Here’s an example of a very easy, totally balanced dinner that I got on the table in 20 minutes. Granted I was able to do this because my freezer was stocked with frozen pre-cooked Millet Tabouli, but anyone can pull this off with minimal forward thinking if you have a few convenience items in your pantry or freezer.
- Seasoned Chicken: Sprinkle boneless, skinless chicken breasts with Kirkland Organic No-Salt Seasoning blend. Place in a preheated large skillet and cook about 6 minutes on each side until the juices run clear when poked with a fork. While the chicken cooks, get the vegetables and grain cooking. For a vegan dinner consider organic extra-firm tofu rather than chicken.
- Steamed and Seasoned Broccoli: Cut broccoli into florets. Place in a large glass bowl and add about 1/4 cup water. Steam in the microwave until broccoli is softened. Sprinkle with Seasoning blend if desired.
- Whole Grain: Defrost and reheat frozen Millet Tabouli, frozen cooked quinoa or frozen cooked brown rice that you’ve made or Rice Expressions. Each time I cook brown rice, quinoa, millet, pasta, lentils or beans, I try to freeze some for later use. If you don’t have any frozen grain, use canned black beans or Seeds of Change ready-to-heat n’ eat brown rice and quinoa blend. You could also use frozen butternut squash cubes.
- And ta-da! You are done. Enjoy!
This dinner made me realize the benefits of being in the kitchen regularly. Because I cook on a regular basis, I always have some vegetable that is ready to be cooked, some frozen grains or canned beans available and we generally keep a stock of organic chicken breasts in our freezer. With just a few staple items I can put together a fast, quick, easy and delicious dinner in less than 30 minutes!
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