Think you don’t have time to cook, think again! We all get by with a little help from our friends. Check out these sensational supermarket shortcuts for quick weeknight dinners guaranteed.
1. BBQ Chicken
I promise you, supermarket BBQ chicken will change your life. Get it home, shred it, then keep it in the fridge to throw into weeknight stir fries, pastas and salads. Cooked chicken, without the mess or fuss, did somebody say winner winner chicken dinner?
2. Coleslaw mix
Rinsing, drying and cutting cabbage and carrots into tiny match sticks – forget that! Next time you’re at the supermarket pick up a bag of ready to use coleslaw. Just add mayo, or some lemon juice with salt and pepper and you have the perfect veggie packed side for any meal.
3. Microwave Rice
If your looking for a quick and easy way of adding grains to your meal, microwave rice is the perfect solution. It comes pre-steamed, so all you need to do is pop it in the microwave and you’ll be looking at a fluffy bowl of rice in less than 2 minutes. Remember to look for brands with no artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, like Sunrice.
4. Fresh pasta
Switch dry pasta for fresh pasta during the week. Located in the refrigerated section of your supermarket, fresh pasta cooks in half the time of dry pasta. Just add some olive oil, tuna, rocket and olives for dinner in less than 10 minutes.
5. Hot smoked salmon
Salmon makes of a super healthy dinner, and you don’t need to miss out if your short on time. You can have salmon in seconds thanks to hot smoked salmon fillets. You will find them in the refrigerator near the ordinary smoked salmon. They are smoked and pre roasted so all you need to do is flake it over your dinner. Try a hot smoked salmon omelette for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
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