In the modern age, when obligations press us from all sides and when everyday life flows inexorably fast, free moments during which we do something with pleasure are becoming rarer. In these circumstances, the diet and our diet usually suffer the greatest adjustments. Instead of homemade soup, delicious steaks and fresh vegetables, we eat pizzas, burgers and pasta.
All these unhealthy habits, along with reduced physical activity, affect our health and the appearance of diseases, most often hypertension (high blood pressure) and type 2 diabetes (diabetes). To avoid such a scenario, we will return to the kitchen, but we will not waste much time in it. What are they quick lunch recipes, and what do they like to prepare for ladies who, in addition to eight hours of work during the day, manage to cook delicious family meals? Read on.
How to save time for preparing, cooking and serving food?
According to the time you spend at work, try to organize your cooking time. During the weekend, think about what you will prepare for the week ahead. Read what these recipes are for quick lunch, make a grocery list and go shopping. You can make lunch in two days on Sunday and prefer it throughout the week, if you think you will be overbooked. Beans, peas, green beans and stew are dishes that are made in large quantities and the whole family can eat them for lunch for two days in a row.
Preparing food is often a longer process than the meal itself cooking. Try to include other household members in washing, peeling and chopping food. Play the music you love and make lunch preparation a real family party. If you are alone, prepare a meal with your favorite songs, a phone conversation with friends (on the speakerphone) or a quiz on TV. By doing two things at once, you save your precious time.
When you don’t have enough time after a hard day, cook something that doesn’t require your longer stay by the stove. The oven is the biggest ally here. You can always fish, chicken, turkey, pork or beef steak put to bake with potatoes, vegetables or rice in the oven. During this time, you can do other household chores, relax with coffee or tea, read a book or prepare a hot bath.
In addition to preparation and cooking, serving meals it also takes a lot of time. In addition to preparing the salad and setting the plates and cutlery, try to serve the dish as in a restaurant, for better enjoyment. Save time and find inspiration on Pinterestu ili Instagram profile of a restaurant. Everyone will praise your efforts, and the food will be tastier in such an atmosphere.
Quick lunch ideas: what to prepare for the family or the arrival of guests?
Once we have learned how to save time in the kitchen during the preparation, cooking and serving of food, it is time to see what are the recipes for a quick lunch that will save our time. We have prepared three suggestions, one of which you can prepare during Lent or if you are a vegetarian.
# 1 Soup with dumplings, stuffed turkey steak and mashed potatoes
Approximate preparation and cooking time: 45-60 minutes
Recommended for four people
Pour a liter and a half of water into the sherpa, in which you will put two soup cubes (chicken or beef) or beef ribs. While waiting for the water to boil, whisk one egg white. Add egg yolks, a little vegeta, a tablespoon of olive oil and a few tablespoons of semolina to the egg whites. If you think the mixture is thin, add a little more semolina. Put one teaspoon of the mixture you made in boiling water. Stir, add the parsley, a little salt and pepper, and leave on a low heat for another ten minutes or so to get a delicious homemade soup with dumplings.
While waiting for the soup to boil, you can peel 4-5 potatoes and put them to cook. It will cook in 10-15 minutes. Add a little margarine and vegeta, and mash the potatoes. Worst will be ready.
For stuffed turkey steak you need about 300-350 grams of minced meat. Add two eggs, half a bag of pretzels, one baking powder, one head of chopped onion, one to two cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of oil, salt and pepper. Whisk all this, make burgers and lightly dip them in hot oil in a pan. It is enough to bake for 10-15 minutes.
# 2 Tagliatelle with spinach in carbonara sauce
Approximate preparation and cooking time: 20-30 minutes
Recommended for four people
Prepare a sherpa and a frying pan. Pour water into the sherpa, add a little oil and salt. When the water boils, add taljatele with spinach. Cook them to taste, but it is recommended al-dente.
At the same time, fry Sinto chopped bacon in two pans on two tablespoons of olive oil. Add a clove of garlic. In a bowl, beat one egg, add 2 dl of sour cream, a little salt and pepper. Pour over crispy bacon and garlic. Add parmesan and prepared tagliatelle.
Your lunch, tagliatelle in carbonara sauce, can be served in deep plates decorated with primrose. If desired, you can add more parmesan.
# 3 Salmon fillets and risotto with mushrooms
Approximate preparation and cooking time: 30-40 minutes
Recommended for four people
This dish may seem elegant and expensive, but as it takes very little time to prepare, it will pay off. Buy about 800 grams of salmon fillet, cut into four pieces, pour over olive oil, salt with coarse salt and put in the oven at 200 degrees. Salmon is baked in about ten minutes.
While the salmon is roasting, chop the mushrooms (champignons or oyster mushrooms) and the onion head and put them in a sherpa with two or three tablespoons of olive oil. Saute mushrooms and onions for about 5 minutes and add water. When it boils, add about 6-7 handfuls of rice. Season with vegeta. You can add parmesan as desired. White rice cooks faster than whole, so evaluate whether it is according to taste risotto gotov.
Dirty dishes – the nightmare of every housewife
If you don’t have a dishwasher, you’re probably wondering if you can somehow save time on washing dishes. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula, but there are some tricks that will help you during this job. Play the music and get started. Pour the leftover food into the trash can. If they fall into your drain, be sure to use them sink release agent. Sort the cleaned dishes into glasses, cups, plates, sherpas. Wash the sherpas first, while you have the most elan, and then everything else. Make sure everything is washed before the family lunch, because if the dishes pile up, you will need much more time to get rid of the breakage.
Try to charm the other housemates to help you wash the dishes. This is the only trick you can use to save time during this daily routine. Remember that nothing is as important as your health and that all the time you spend in the kitchen is preparatory a healthy meal extremely high quality time spent.
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