So, you are trying to give up Uber Eats. Most busy people turn to food delivery apps because, at the end of a long day of high pace work and decision making, kid wrangling, or both, there is little bandwidth left with which to make a decision on what to eat, let alone actually prepare it. Yet ordering out can be a significant barrier to achieving the health status you so desire and is a massive drain on the household budget.
The thing is, to give up something as convenient as home delivery meals, the alternative needs to be equally if not more convenient, otherwise, it will come to the end of a hectic day and your reflex will be to flick open the app and get ordering. Therefore, to combat convenience eating, you need to have items on hand so that you can throw together meals quickly, and a few simple healthy recipes on speed dial. So, we’ll cover what you need to have on hand to ensure you can have simple, healthy and tasty meals on hand faster than you can say Deliveroo.
2 tbs olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 tbs curry spices/powder
1 can tomatoes
1 can of lentils, drained and rinsed
2 cups of water
¾ can of coconut milk, full fat or low fat
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: 200g cooked chicken (BBQ chicken or leftovers is good here)
In a pan, soften the onion in olive oil then add in curry spices. Add in tomatoes, lentils and water and stir until combined. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes and then add coconut milk, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for a further 5- 10 minutes over low heat. If adding in the chicken to boost the protein content of the meal, assuming you are using pre-cooked chicken, add this in with 2 minutes to go to heat through. If using uncooked chicken, cook this in a separate pan before adding it in.
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