Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Easy no-cook meal

You ever have those days when you don't feel like cooking? There are so many simple solutions for healthy meals that can keep you away from fast food.

Here is one of my favorites: some chicken and a yummy fresh salad. All you have to do is pick up a rotisserie chicken from anywhere. Any grocery store has them. You can then make a salad with bagged pre-washed greens, or just quickly chop up a head of lettuce.

There are so many simple salad dressings you can make. One of my favorites lately is fresh garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, black pepper, salt. I grate the garlic on my microplane but you could use a garlic press too. The raw garlic gives the dressing such a nice hot bite! (and keeps vampires away) Sometimes I add some grated cheese too, for a little saltiness and tanginess.

Throw it on some lettuce and any other veggies you like. Pile on the roasted chicken, and you have a tasty, fresh, healthy meal.

What do you make when you don't feel like cooking?


  1. Yumm! We do that too. It's nice that you can basically pick up a rotiserrie chicken anywhere, and have leftovers for days to come. Sometimes we'll go to whole foods and get some of the other fixings too like brussel sprouts, roasted veggies. But to tell you the truth it's never quite as good (or cheap) as if we had just made it at home :)

  2. Hi Kat! Very true! Nothing beats homemade. Well, except sometimes a gourmet chef...haha!

    Have a great day!

  3. Salads are always the best no cook meal. I just picked up salad fixings today. One salad dressing I've been using lately is olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and berries. Just blend it together and enjoy!

  4. Hi Krys! That dressing sounds so good! So much tastier and better than what you get in a bottle. Gross!

    Have a wonderful day!