Healthy Last-Minute Dinners

We’ve all been there: Dinner hour is arriving, but you haven’t planned anything. Maybe it was an unexpected appointment, or you just procrastinated for too long. So you pick up the phone to order a pizza.

Wait a minute. Maybe you can avoid takeout.

It’s tempting to order food. It can be the wise and sane choice if it fits your budget. But I often make simple and healthy last-minute meals, and you can learn to do it too.

Foods for Putting Quick Meals Together

In Pre-Leftovers and Rotating Food I described how I often cook something new and combine it with something on hand, putting a series of meals together like a train.

Below are cooked foods I like to have on hand for putting together quick meals: