Next time you get home and reach for a ready-meal (whether its a packet pizza or microwave macaroni), try something like this instead. Everything I’ve included in this three-step-meal is bought from my local supermarket and cooked quickly at home. This is what healthy fast food looks like, and it’s actually really fun and simple to do. So this post isn’t really a recipe, it’s just here to give you an idea of how you can make a quick, healthy, wholesome meal super quick and with minimal effort.
Part 1: Roast those veggies!
So I picked up a tray of vegetables at the supermarket yesterday – it was literally a foil tray with sliced red onions, cherry tomatoes, red and yellow bell peppers, and courgettes. All I did was drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil on the veggies, throw on a handful of mixed herbs, and then remove the veg onto an oven tray. Then I placed them in the oven (220C) for 30 minutes as instructed by the packet (be sure to check on them every ten minutes and give them a quick stir). By the time I’d sorted out part 2 and 3 of my meal, the veg was perfectly roasted. Super easy, super tasty, and super quick!
Part 2: Heat those samosas!
I noticed a box of 4 vegetable samosas in the chilled section of the supermarket, and picked them up. When the above veg had been in the oven for about 15 minutes, I placed the samosas in an oven tray on the shelf underneath and let them cook with the above veggies for the remaining 15 minutes. (Be sure to turn them over once after about 7 minutes)
Part 3: Stir those noodles!
I also picked up some:
* seasoned chilled singapore noodles (360g in a singapore dressing – with rapeseed oil, curry powder, spirit vinegar, turmeric, lemon juice, garlic puree, salt, cornflour, red chilli puree, coriander)
* marinated tofu (160g)
* stir fry veggies (300g – carrots, cabbage, bean-sprouts,onions.)
– Heated a tablespoon of olive oil in my wok on a medium heat.
– Threw in a pinch of mustard seeds and cumin.
– Added in the tofu from the packet, and let it fry for 2 minutes.
– Threw in the stir fry veggies, and let them fry with the tofu for another 5 minutes.
– Removed the veggies and tofu onto a dish and used the remaining oil in the wok to cook my singapore noodles on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
– Then I added the veggies and tofu back to the wok, and stirred into the noodles.
– I added one pinch of the following: turmeric, red chilli powder, salt.
– I finally drizzled a couple of teaspoons of soy sauce on top.
By this time, my roast veggies and samosa were all done. As you can see below, it all turned out quite well!
Let me know what your favourite ‘fast food at home’ recipes are. Enjoy!