I know I’m not the only one who runs short on time some nights. You know, that feeling you get when you’re in the middle of doing something or you just walked in the door and you look at the clock and realize it’s 8:00pm and you haven’t had dinner? Well here is a quick yet well-rounded (and even kid-friendly!) meal to help you win the healthy-meal-in-a-time-crunch battle.
What you’ll need:
Sweet potatoes (1 for each person you’re feeding)
Reduced fat cheese
Ham or turkey
Broccoli or carrots
Reduced Fat Ranch
Grapes or other fruit
No sodium butter
Brown sugar or honey
Reduced fat milk
Minute Zero: Wet sweet potatoes and put in plastic produce bag with twisted top, put in microwave for 5 minutes on 70% power (you can also cut sweet potatoes into chunks and boil, but this takes slightly longer).
Minute 1: Heat pan with small slice of butter, slice cheese (or use pre-sliced cheese).
Minute 2: Put cheese and ham/turkey on bread and put in pan.
Minute 3: Cut broccoli off stalk and wash.
Minute 4: Wash grapes.
Minute 5: Flip your sandwich.
Minute 6: Take sweet potatoes out of microwave (using pot holders or dishtowel), let cool for one minute.
Minute 7: Turn heat off on sandwich but keep it in the pan so that it stays warm.
Minute 8-12: Cut sweet potatoes in half and use spoon to scoop insides into a bowl. Add milk and 1/2 tablespoon of butter and mash. Stir in tablespoon of brown sugar or honey.
Minute 13-14: Put broccoli on a plate and add ranch, take grapes off stems and put in a bowl.
Minute 15: Take sandwich out of the pan, cut it if you wish, fill up a glass of water and enjoy!