Lightening Fast Dinner Ideas

August 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

vacation dinner grill

I do a lot of breakfast and lunch prep for the week, but dinner is kinda where I let it all go. I often stick with eggs, easy to throw together salads, or quick sautés. I’m usually starving when I get home from work, and want want something quick with strong flavors.

quick dinner omelette and peppers

Here are my go-to I-am-so-hungry quick dinners. Enjoy, and happy weekend!

P.S.: The Kitchn posted a nice round-up of tips for packing lunch, and included my idea of making a packing list! Check it out here.

Lightening Fast Dinner Ideas

Quick zucchini sauté (add a fried or poached egg on top and a toasted English muffin and you’ve got dinner)

Tacos, tacos, and more tacos

Shaved Brussels sprouts salad (buying the pre-shredded sprouts at Trader Joe’s means this one comes together in minutes. Add chickpeas to make it a true dinner salad)


Huevos rancheros

Avgolemeno (Greek chicken soup)

Spicy shrimp with yogurt 

Pasta with yogurt, peas, and chile

Mongolian tofu stir fry

An omelette (this one is genius) and parsnip fries

Sesame yogurt pasta salad

Smashed chickpea salad



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