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Guilt free quickies

This is a guilt free quickie and a family favorite covering my 3 bases; protein, starch & veggie.

  • Ikea meatballs (I like the meat but there are chicken and veggie ones also)
  • Green beans
  • Corn on the cob

I pop the meatballs into the oven for 15 mins @ 435 °F. I set a big pot of water to boil and while I’m waiting on that I’m prepping the corn and the green beans for cooking. By the time I’m done the water is usually boiling so I thrown both the beans and the corn in together for 5 mins. I use those same 5 mins to prep the Ikea GRÄDDSÅS cream sauce and within 15-20 mins, dinner is ready to be served 🙂

I make sure to cook enough for lunches from the leftovers. AC can reheat his meals at school so that helps. I cut the corn into wheels and he gobbles everything up just like at dinner time. The meatballs also work well at room temperature.