Over the course of a decade I have developed a few VERY simple dinner plans that are both a breeze to prepare and mostly nutritious.
This meal includes a protein, a carbohydrate (our household nutrition needs demand one), and a green vegetable (yes, I insist it must be green).
Tonight I cooked some boneless pork chops in a skillet with olive oil, salt, and pepper. I steamed some simple white rice (though I usually prefer jasmine or brown) and used a steamer bag of mukimame. This meal, especially with the help of the steamer bag, took 20 minutes to prepare, tops!
I added my favorite Hoisin sauce tonight as well- Soy Vay Garlic Hoisin, yum! There are countless ways to modify this meal plan, below are our favorites.
Simplest Dinner Plan(s)
Protein– pork, chicken, beef, or veggie patty sautéed in frying pan with your choice of oil and salt and pepper.
Carbohydrate (optional)- rice (traditional or steamer bag), sweet potato done in the microwave, couscous, or quinoa.
GREEN vegetable– I don’t care what it is as long as it’s a vegetable and it’s green (I often let my son choose for us).
I find this to be an easy formula on nights when I just don’t know what to make for dinner or if I have very little time. I adore the simplicity of it in preparation as well as flavors; although, I do sometimes add any sauces we happen to have on hand when I need to jazz it up a bit.
Hope this is helpful! Stay cozy.