3-Ingredient Meals tweaked from the trending infographics online.
Caveat: The following meals are not our idea of hearty, everyday fare. Instead, they’re for those times when something needs to get down the gullet and there’s simply no time for ‘chef-ing’ it up.
We all wish that our daily lunches and nightly dinners looked like something out of a Bon Appetit magazine, but that’s more like a once or twice a week thing if we’re lucky (and into cooking).
The reality is that we’ve got busy lives and too often mealtime is mashed between work and a night class and a date with your laundry hamper, not leaving much time for food prep.
So we tweaked the internet’s take on a few mini-meals – making sure you’ve got some proteins, something green and at least one other veg in there.
Sidenote: We’re not counting the sauces or seasonings among the 3 ingredients. That would just be silly. We don’t season with anything TOO crazy, but you can get creative – you just need a little flavour addition.
Meal #1: Smashed Chickpeas with Cuke & Cilantro
- ½ a can chickpeas, mashed in a bowl with a fork
- 2-3 inches of cuke, chopped
- Fresh cilantro leaves
- Turn or two of fresh salt and pepper
- A drizzle of sesame oil (toasted is yummiest!)
Combine your mashed chickpeas with the cuke, cilantro, salt, and pepper, stirring to combine (messily). Top with a little more of everything and add a drizzle of sesame oil.
Meal #2: Stewed Tomato & Kale with a Poached Egg
- 3 or 4 Roma tomatoes diced
- 2 or 3 leaves of kale washed and torn into chunks
- 1 free-range, organic egg
Combine tomatoes and kale in a pot with a slurp of olive oil, turn of fresh salt and pepper and if you want to get real crazy, a mashed clove of garlic.
Cook with the lid on until tomatoes have broken down into a sauce, kale is soft and it’s all simmering nicely.
Crack an egg into the mix, put the lid back on and let the egg steam for no more than 1 minute.
Remove from heat and serve!
Meal #3: Brown Rice with Celery & Sprouts
- Leftover brown rice (or any other grain really)
- 1 or 2 ribs of celery, chopped
- A small handful of sprouts
Combine everything in a bowl, drizzle with tamari or soy sauce (and maybe a little mirin/white wine vinegar if you have it!)