3 Quick & Easy Meals For The Busy Bee

Okay, so, it’s a Monday night. You’re scrambling to get your life together post-weekend. You’re rushing out the door. You’re dragging through the work day. You’re struggling through your workout. You can barely find the motivation to shower post-gym, let alone cook a meal.

I get it. We’ve all been there. And whether you’re still recovering from your all weekend hangover, you’re having one of those Mondays where your to-do list is three feet long, or you’re just exhausted, here are some amazingly easy recipes you can make on those days when you just don’t have your sh*t together.

Go-To Quick Dinner #1: Honey Mustard Chicken


Here’s What You Need:

  • 4 large bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 Tablespoon honey

Here’s What To Do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  3. Combine the mustard, garlic, marjoram and honey together and evenly spread the mixture over each chicken thigh.
  4. Place the chicken in a glass casserole pan.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until cooked through. Enjoy!

Go-To Quick Dinner #2: Leftovers Frittata

Here’s What You Need:

  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk or broth
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup chopped and cooked meat and/or veggies (use leftovers!)
  • Olive oil spray

Here’s What You Do:

  1. In a large bowl beat the eggs, milk, thyme, and meat and/or veggies.
  2. Place an 8-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat until hot and coat with the olive oil spray.
  3. Pour in the egg mixture. Cook over medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes until the eggs are set.
  4.  Place under a broiler for 3-4 minutes, until the top is golden.
  5. Cut into wedges and serve. Enjoy!

Go-To Quick Dinner #3: Pan Fried Salmon

Here’s What You Need:

  • 4 (6 oz) skin-on salmon fillets
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Here’s What To Do:

  1. Dry the salmon fillets with paper towels and season on all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and press the salmon fillets in the pan, skin down. Press down firmly for 10 seconds on each fillet.
  4. Cook for about 7 minutes, until it lifts easily out of the pan without sticking.
  5. Flip and sear the other side for 20 seconds. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

 

 

The recipes provided in this post are courtesy of Synergy 180.

 

 

Featured Image Credit: Calum Lewis

Interior Image Credits: neONBrand, James Harris, & Caroline Attwood.

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