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Originally published 5/9/14
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I love to cook, don’t get me wrong. There are times when I will slave away in the kitchen over one special dish for several hours on end. But there are also many times that I either need a quick meal or snack because of scheduling issues – or I’m all cooked out and don’t want to spend any more time cooking than I have to. Here are some of my favorite, quick snacks and meals in case you need some inspiration for those times when you just don’t feel like throwing together a huge feast.
Of course we start out with shakes, but trust me-it won’t stop here. If you need a good basic shake recipe, check out this one from Gwen’s Nest (for a FP shake, leave out the cream. And of course, if you’re making one of the following recipes, leave out the extracts and chocolate in Gwen’s awesome peppermint shake that I just linked to). Or you could try this one from Dashing Dish, leaving out the last three ingredients.
Brownie Batter (pin it)-This is inspired by this yummy Cake Batter Frappa. I like this shake with an added tablespoon of coconut oil for a quick, fat-burning S breakfast. Add-ins: 1/4 tsp. baking powder, dash each of almond and butter flavorings, 2 tsp. or more cocoa powder, optional tablespoon of coconut oil
Lemon Meringue Pie (pin it)-I’ve been on a lemon meringue pie kick lately. This shake makes a refreshing FP post-exercise shake. If you want to make it an S, add a farm fresh egg to add a yellow tint and/or a tablespoon of coconut oil. Add-ins: a healthy splash of lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar, optional egg and/or coconut oil
Mocha Cake Madness-so my cousin and I have this weird tradition. At Yoder family birthdays, it is traditional to have a mocha cake with homemade ice cream. I like to add peanut butter. Anyways, my cousin Brandon and I always smush our cake and ice cream up into one big glob. So that’s what I did for breakfast one morning (about two days after saying “no” to an amazing cake at one of said parties): a Cake in a Mug + vanilla soft-serve ice cream + natural peanut butter, all swirled together into one delicious mess. My mom grossed out, as will most of you, no doubt; but don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it.
Peanut Butter Birthday Cake Milkshake (S)(pin it)-OK, so I’m sure you guys have heard about my obsession with birthday cake ice cream by now, and how I like to eat it with peanut butter. Well this shake fulfills my craving perfectly. In fact, I had three of them in two days. That tells you how good it is, because I don’t repeat recipes a lot.
And here are some non-shake lunch and snack ideas that take all of about 5 minutes or less to put together:
(Check out this page with 5 different overnight oatmeal variations, including the Café Mocha version shown above.)
Here’s a link to the Royal Raspberry Flavor Oil from Lorann that I love to use to flavor my sippers.
Random side-note: you see that cool jar lid and awesome green straw? That’s from Target. My mom got a set of 4 there for $5. The straws are nice and wide-perfect for thick milkshakes.
Here’s a link to my favorite Oolong Tea.
And do you know what my favorite quick snack/lunch is? Leftovers. 😛
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