I don’t have time to cook tonight Quick Meal

Hamburgers or sausage patties
Skinny fries
Simple salad

When you don’t have much time to even think about what to make, just follow a simple formula: cook meat with salt and pepper, bake some potatoes or fries, and serve with raw vegetables and your pre-made salad dressing, or steamed vegetable like kale or broccoli.

For Blood Sugar Control Diet and GAPS, substitute potatoes with squash fries.

Hamburgers or sausage patties, Skinny fries, & Simple salad

total active time: 20 minutes
total time: 40 minutes

Crispy Skinny Fries

active time: 10 minutes
inactive time: 30 minutes

  1. Heat oven to 425° F. Place extra large baking sheet(s) to heat in oven.
  2. Put ghee in an oven-proof bowl and melt in the heating oven.
  3. Scrub and dry potatoes.
  4. Slice potatoes into skinny fries.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the fries, melted ghee, and salt and ground pepper or spice blend.
  6. Spread onto 2 baking sheets or one large sheet directly or onto parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Using a spatula, flip the fries over.
  9. Bake an additional 10 minutes.

*You can add extra whole potatoes to the oven for leftovers to heat up for breakfast with eggs, sausage or bacon.

Hamburgers or sausage patties

active time: 4 minutes
inactive time: 8-10 minutes

  • 1 ½ lb organic grassfed hamburger, OR organic, crate-free ground seasoned sausage, preferably pastured
  • organic steak seasoning (for hamburger) or sea salt and pepper
  • 4 slices cheese (optional, for hamburgers)
  • live sauerkraut (find in refrigerated section of grocery store, for sausage patties)
  1. On a large plate divide the meat into 4 pieces. Shape into patties and make a 1-inch indent in the middle.
  2. Add steak seasoning (if using hamburger) or salt and pepper to one side.
  3. Add patties to the hot pan, seasoned side down. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. While they cook, season the other sides. During the last minute, add a slice of cheese to the hamburgers and cover.
  4. Serve sausage patties with sauerkraut.

Simple salad

active time: 5 minutes

Use any or all of the following:

  • salad greens
  • any raw vegetable of choice, i.e. carrot matchsticks, colorful bell pepper sliced, grated beet
  • avocado
  • premade salad dressing* or sprinkle of extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar and salt

*you can find a simple recipe from my e-book 30-minute grain-free gluten-free meals, which you receive when you sign up for updates on my website.

Assemble all ingredients.

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