Now that fall is here, I’m busier than ever and am either seeing clients or presenting talks on most weekday evenings. That means that I’ve been eating on my own a lot for dinner so that I can sneak in a meal around 5p (or in some cases, slightly earlier) before starting my evening rounds. When I dine alone (ie: am not cooking dinner for both myself and my husband), I tend to go the easiest route — as in, whatever I happen to have on hand that won’t take too long to cook. While I absolutely miss having my evening meal with my hubby, there is something kinda liberating about throwing a bunch of stuff together and not having to worry about it’s visual appeal or popularity factor.

Here are three of the quickie meals I’ve been concocting lately. A lovely combo of easy, quick, and healthy. If you try any of these, let me know how you like them!

  1. Veggie burger served warm, crumbled on top of greens & leftover grains (that have been sauteed with some olive oil and garlic beforehand). My fave brand: Sunshine burgers.
  2. Canned mackerel tossed with canned chickpeas and chopped fresh tomatoes, served on top of raw or sauteed greens.
  3. Sliced avocado served atop of sauteed garlicky grains with canned beans. Squeeze a lemon over the top and sprinkle with a little sea salt.  Nice addition: a dash of toasted sesame oil.