WIAWbuttonSo I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is I started an awesome new job on Monday. The bad news is I now have zero time for things like cooking, blogging (and cleaning and life in general). I love it but I’m definitely learning how to adjust my time management.

Therefore this What I Ate Wednesday is all about what I’m eating when I have exactly 20 minutes to get food on the table. Just because I can’t throw together a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or make a bowl of pasta doesn’t mean I have to slave away for hours in the kitchen.

Quick and easy meal idea

This is the typical breakfast that my coach is having me eat: gluten-free oats and egg whites. I added pineapple salsa, black coffee and strawberries. This is definitely an improvement to either my no breakfast or my sorry excuse for a breakfast.

Quick and easy meal idea

Too tired to bother with cooking? Make stir-fry! Takes less than 20 minutes. This one Jake made. He cut up some chicken breast and cooked it in a little olive oil in a skillet. Once the chicken is close to fully cooked he added a bag of pre-cut veggies: carrots, broccoli, snap peas and red peppers. Add a little Sriracha. Enjoy.

Quick and easy meal idea

Something new I tried were these High Plains bison burgers. Found at Jewel-Osco for $14.99. Comes with four patties.

Quick and easy meal idea

Loved that these were individually wrapped. Especially if you’re going to freeze them. Nothing is worse than trying to pry apart frozen burgers. I didn’t feel like heating up the grill so I actually tried these in the broiler. So easy. Unwrapped them and placed them on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet. Followed the instructions on the packet. I did 14 minutes on one side and then a quick 4 minutes on the other. Jake thought I may have over cooked them. I probably did but still found them pretty tasty. If they weren’t so expensive, I would definitely make them more often.

Quick and easy meal idea

And since these burgers were in the oven, I couldn’t do my traditional roasted brussel sprouts that I love. So instead I chopped them up (alternatively Trader Joe’s sells a pre-chopped bag of brussels sprouts), and added them to a pan with about 2 tablespoons of butter and 3 cloves of minced garlic. Took less than 5 minutes before they were soft and delicious.

Quick and easy meal idea

Alright guys. It’s late. I’ve been up and running around for the last 16 hours straight. Going to bed so I can drag my sleepy butt to the gym before work tomorrow. Just joined the fancy schmancy¬†one in my office building. Pretty excited about it.

Let me know in the comment what are your go-to “I have no time to cook” clean meals. I definitely could use some new ideas.

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