Even on weeks when I'm "healthy," like most folks, I'm beat when I get home. And I have fibromyalgia, and other bizarre health issues. Bottom line, I don't get to cook fun meals nearly as often as I would like. But I've gotten much better at whipping up healthy dinners than I was as a college student (I'm not going to disclose how many meals of cottage cheese with salsa and tortilla chips were consumed between 2005 and 2009), and here are a few of my favorites. I know all two of you out there are just dying to know :).
boyfriend works long hard hours in the kitchen, comes over afterward, and falls asleep. Sometimes on the floor, in the middle of the doorway, with his legs in the air.
I discovered that broccoli is actually delicious if you chop it into small pieces, throw it in a baking dish with about 1/4 inch olive oil and a few cloves of garlic (peeled, raw, and left whole). Roast at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes (though I should warn you that my oven never follows recipes and rarely sets a timer). Once the broccoli is slightly crispy, remove and toss with lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, and chili flakes if you like. Broccoli is a good source of protein, especially if you pair it with quinoa.
Spinach is an excellent superfood that is actually also a source of protein. I've started throwing in a handful with my smoothies! The color is awful, but the spinach taste is mild and goes well with pretty much anything you'd throw into a smoothie. I've seen chocolate smoothie recipes with spinach (I'll keep my chocolate pure, thankyouverymuch), but I like it with tangier combos. Smoothies are an important part of my springtime dinners - filling, tasty, and a good way to help meet my daily fruit demands. Throw in some yogurt to increase the protein factor.
What are your go-to dinners for tired evenings?