It’s happening again. Traffic was crazy, it’s 6:00pm, and you still have to make dinner. Do you stop and pick up take-out? It’s tempting. But maybe you can whip up something tasty and healthy just as quickly at home.
That was my life for a lot of years, and too often we stopped to eat on the way home, or ordered pizza from the car. I gradually got better at planning meals, pre-cooking, and having quick options available in the fridge. Things like bagged salad, frozen chopped vegetables, and leftover pasta are lifesavers, as are the wide variety of pre-cooked meats that are available these days. When you have the base of your meal ready to heat up and season, dinner can be ready in no time flat.
Maple Leaf Prime has created a line of fully-cooked, sliced chicken and turkey strips in a variety of flavours. These are healthy, lean sources of protein, low in fat and sodium, contain zero trans fats and have no nitrites added. They provide a great base for a quick meal on a busy night, since your protein is already cooked and ready to go. The packaging is even re-sealable, so you can safely store whatever you don’t use right away.
Have you checked out Maple Leaf’s recipe community, Appehtite? They have a section dedicated to getting your meal on the table in record time. “Dinner in 15” recipes are all ready in no more than 15 minutes, giving you time to prep and eat a healthy, home cooked meal even on your busiest night. Have a look and see what you’d like to try this week!
What are your favourite quick and easy weeknight dinners? Would love for you to share some ideas in the comments. And you can keep in touch with Maple Leaf Prime and get more tasty ideas on their Facebook page.
Disclosure: This post has been brought to you by Maple Leaf Prime. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.