I Have An Infant & No Time to Cook: 4 Delicious Throw-Together Meals

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Hi, friends!

I heard a rumor that you guys like quick and easy meal ideas, so here are four delicious ones that you might enjoy. I hope they inspire some tasty meals in your house!

I Have An Infant and No Time to Cook 4 Delicious Throw-Together Meals

1. Half of a baked sweet potato with chicken salad, steamed spinach, and buffalo sauce

This meal requires a little Sunday prep, but once you’ve done your cooking for the week, you can throw this meal together in just a few minutes. (Sunday meal prep: Bake sweet potatoes and cook chicken breast. Extra credit: Make chicken salad.) To make this meal, fill a medium bowl (like one you’d eat cereal out of) with fresh (or frozen) spinach, put half of a baked sweet potato right on top, and then nuke the whole thing for 60-90 seconds. Meanwhile, cut up chicken and mix with mayo to make chicken salad. When the spinach and sweet potato are warm, top them with chicken salad and buffalo sauce. Dinner done!

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2. Prosciutto and leafy greens pizza

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Besides the pizza crust, everything else was already in our kitchen, so I just threw together this pizza in no time at all. Pretty much any fresh or frozen veggie would work on top and the prosciutto has a pretty long sell by date, so you could easily keep some on hand for when you want to whip up a quick pizza.

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3. Baked mac & cheese with broccoli (or chopped spinach or kale or cauliflower or another favorite veggie)

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This Baked Mac & Cheese recipe is the bomb! It seriously takes no time to make and if you throw in some frozen broccoli florets (or another frozen veggie), it makes it a semi-healthy, comfort food meal!


4. Chopped salad with canned tuna, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese crumbles

Sadly, I don’t have a photo of this meal, but it was so darn good, I just had to share it. Here’s how to make it: Open and drain a can of tuna, mix with buffalo sauce (tip: a little goes a long way), chop up some iceberg lettuce, like you would for a chopped salad (tiny pieces), mix it all together, and then top with blue cheese crumbles. Ooooh my goodness, it was delicious and it took me about 5 minutes to make.

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