TIME SAVING guide to get QUICK & EASY meals on the table in under 20 minutes!
If dinner time is approaching and the last thing you feel like doing is preparing, chopping and cooking an entire meal from scratch, rather than pick up the phone and order takeaway, there’s heaps of hacks and super quick recipe meal options to have dinner on the table in no time!
Check out some of our fave quick and easy recipes below…
How to save time and make quick and easy meals in under 20 minutes
Meal prepping is a great tool if you want to save time, money and like to eat healthily. However, some weeks you will find you are lacking in energy and time to do a full meal prep for that week.
These are the weeks when you need to prep on a whim some easy, quick but healthy meals. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or take a long time.
Here are some top tips to help make mealtimes quicker:
Pre make rice and pasta and store in bags in your freezer
Pre-cut veggies and store in fridge or freezer
Pick one pot meals
Add frozen veggies to your meal
Hot tips for a quick prep:
Customise!! Keep it simple and think about your schedule when planning! Fridays are cruisy for us so we have time to whip something up on the night!
Double dinner as lunch the next day!
Make extra whenever you can and add it to the freezer stash. That way some weeks you can do a lot less prep and rely on what’s in the freezer!!
Make use of leftovers. Weekends are unpredictable. It’s important to be prepared to stay on track. As I rarely cook meals ahead of time for the weekend I use the search function in the App to whip up things with leftovers, have simple toasted sandwiches or my trusty smoothies! This saves time AND money while also ensuring no food waste!
15 quick and easy recipes for under 20 minutes
1. Zucchini Noodles with Feta and Mint Pesto
These zoodles with a fresh, homemade pesto are so simple to make. The pesto for this recipe is able to be made in advance making it even faster to get a healthy meal on the table at the end of the day. Got some pesto in the fridge already? Use that instead and just make the noodles.Get this recipe here.
2. Easy Spanish rice with chorizo
Need a quick and easy dinner? This Easy Spanish Rice with Chorizo will be a hit with the whole family. You can make this an even speedier meal if you prepare the rice beforehand and then reheat it so it’s steaming before you cook the rest. Why not make a double batch and freeze individual serves to use for lunches on busy days.Get this recipe here.
3. Quick and Easy Tomato & Chickpea Bake
Enjoying meat-free meals a few times a week is not only great for your health, it’s also great for your budget. This Tomato and Chickpea Bake is rich, tasty and full of flavour.Get this recipe here.
4. Quick and easy chicken satay noodles recipe just 295 calories
Is there anything better than a dinner that takes less time to prepare than it does to boil an egg? What about a tasty, healthy dish that combines delicious flavours and is packed with veggies and lean protein? We’ve got you covered with these quick and easy Chicken Satay Noodles recipes.This chicken satay recipe is a simple dish and not only super quick to make and packed with a variety of veggies, it’s also low in calories, clocking in at under 300 calories per serve, perfect for busy mums.Get this recipe here.
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