For you busy ladies (and guys too)

There is a common theme that all busy gals struggle with–“How do I eat healthfully when I am so busy!”  “Can you please share quick and healthy meals.”

Quick is hard–preparation is key.  Planning, slicing, shopping, even pre-cooking is key to a week of healthy and semi-quick meals.

However, last night I made a very FAST meal–it’s nothing gourmet, but it was yummy, healthy, and quick:

Stuffed Baked Potato:

  • Cut several slits into the potato on both top and bottom.
  • Baste skin with olive oil and sea salt.  Bake at 350-400 for 30 minutes (or til tender).  You can also microwave on high for 8 minutes or so.
  • Pull out of the oven and open up the top.
  • Add desired toppings: butter, sea salt, fresh steamed broccoli, and chicken (from two nights ago).  We cooked extra to have on hand for the week.
  • Great news–you can stuff with whatever you like (besides bacon bits and sour cream).  (veggies, ground lean beef, ground turkey, BBQ)

The question now is, “Do your kids eat that?”

Answer?  NO

Their plate is the same as mine–just spread out.  AND–they love RailRoad Tracks (fancy for potatoes).

This is a SUPER simple dinner–easy to prepare and quick to cook.

Also, to help you (and me) with the crockpot, I have been pinning several recipes.  I may be trying these in the next couple weeks:  Stuffed Peppers and Slow Cooker Mango Chicken.

Hope this gives you a couple ideas for the coming week.  

I will continue to search for FAST and HEALTHY and share with you!

Now, your turn!  Any semi-fast meal ideas for the readers?



  1. This is a good start for me. Thanks. My problem is that I get home so late from work after the daycare pickup that even 30 minutes of cooking time is too long. I don’t get home until almost 6 and my kids are already starving. So I may give the 8 minutes in the microwave a try. That’s reasonable. Will they still taste as good if not cooked in the oven? And hmmm…I have a toaster oven with the convection feature. I wonder what the timing would be in there? Thanks again. This does sound really good!!!!

    • Microwaving them is just fine. Baking tastes a little better, but time is of the essence, right?! Not sure about the convection–google and see about timing on that. YUMMY dinner!

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