Dinner in Under 30
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!Material on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for personalized nutrition or health advice or healthcare. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical care because of something you have read or accessed through this website.