Easy, quick Monday dinner. And healthy too!

This monday I made a very easy and quick little dinner.

I bought a piece of lamb filet and then used whatever veggies I found in my fridge, to make a meal with it.

I don’t have a recipe for this. I just “tossed” it together. And this is how I did it:

  • 1 piece Lamb filet, which I seasoned with salt, thyme and rosemary.
  • 1 onion and two small potatoes, all sliced thinly, which I then started cooking in the pan, with some olive oil. BTW, I added some rosemary and salt to the potatoes too.
  • Then I added the meat on top. Covered the pan with a lid, leaving it a bit open, and cooked it all together at mid heat for a little bit. Then, I lowered the heat, so that the potatoes have time to cook fully and the meat doesn’t get dry. Make sure you toss everything around once in a while, and that the meat touches the bottom of the pan.
  • In the meantime, I created a salad with some fennel, butterhead lettuce, and diced red bell pepper, to add some color to the salad. For the dressing I made my house vinaigrette with extra virgin olive oil, balsamico, some seasoned salt and pepper.

Cooking the potatoes, onions and meat together with a slightly opened lid, combines all the nice aromas together. The potatoes get cooked in the juice of the meat, as well as the onions, and the meat doesn’t dry up/cook up so fast. It’s a win-win situation. 😉

With the salad you also get your veggie intake. Remember, veggies should always cover half your plate! Carbs only 1/4, and protein as well, 1/4. That in all makes any meal a healthy portioned meal.

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( I know, this does definitely not look like a gourmet plate, but it is gooooood!)

And for my little picky eater I made a quite different version of this dinner….oh yes, quite different!

  1. I took a piece from the cooked lamb and cut it into little pieces, and added a few of the cooked potatoes as well.
  2. Then I cut a little bit of cucumber (his favorite veggie) and added that to the plate.
  3. Warmed up some of the Tomato Soup from last night (it was his wish to have that for dinner), and added some whipped cream to it.
  4. Finally I put some butter on a slice of nice bread (Swiss bread is just the best! Yumm!) and cut two slices of his favorite cheese.
  5. I put all of the “ingredients” onto the plate, and there I was and had a healthy quick meal for my kid.

With this dinner he gets several healthy options of food, and he also gets his veggies, proteins and carbs.

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