I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am exhausted.
While the holidays are fun and it is nice to see everyone and catch up, this time of year is just way too stressful.
When I’m not at a holiday party or getting together with friends, I’ve been trying to keep things really simple food wise. This is partially because food is so rich and indulgent at all of these events and also because I’m so tired when I get home, I don’t have the energy for much. If I didn’t keep it simple I’d start resorting to getting take out for every meal.
Tonight I resorted to one of my go-to meals that I ate pretty frequently while I was losing weight: The Salsa Potato.
You may not know this, but potatoes are so versatile. You can put almost anything on them and they taste amazing.
First thing, wash a potato, stab it a few times, wrap it in a damp paper towel and pop it into the microwave. Most microwaves have a “potato button” on them these days, but if your’s doesn’t, it’s usually about 5 minutes for a medium potato.
Once it’s done, you need to get your toppings on. At this point you can go in any direction you want, really. I often load up baked potatoes with veggies. But really, almost anything you add will taste good. Today, however, as I said, we are making a salsa potato.
You could grate up some of your favorite cheese and mix up some fresh guacamole and/or salsa. Or maybe cut up fresh avocado and leave it in chunks. Whatever you favorite taco/burrito toppings are would be a great addition. This is really my lazy meal, however. I just picked up a tub of guacamole (the kind that has a layer of salsa on top) and a bag of shredded cheese from Trader Joe’s on my way home.
No shame in short cuts when the alternative is pizza with everything on it.
Unless, you feel like eating pizza, that is.
Put a serving of cheese on, melt it quick in the microwave and then top with your guacamole, salsa and I added some Fage greek yogurt on top for good measure.
It may not look like anything special, but it totally hits the spot. It solves my Mexican craving, the entire thing takes 6 minutes to make and it’s also pretty filling.
What’s your simple go-to meal?