Make Quick Veggie Meals With The ‘Grain, Green, Bean’ Formula

Make Quick Veggie Meals With The ‘Grain, Green, Bean’ Formula

Planning your meals ahead of time is great, but the next time you’re short on time and need a quick meal, use the “grain, green, bean” formula to throw together a healthy, filling dish from what you have around your fridge and pantry. Image from rooey.

You just need a grain (anything from pasta to leftover takeaway rice will do), a green (any fibrous vegetable like spinach, broccoli or even lettuce) and a bean (canned will be the fastest, like chickpeas or even kidney beans). You can even use frozen veggies to make this last-minute meal idea even quicker. After you build your base of these three ingredients, add whatever spices, sauces or dressings you have on hand for a flavour boost.

This all makes for a hearty, healthy meal on its own, but you can also toss in other leftover items like chicken from last night’s dinner. Since this formula is versatile, you have a ton of options when it comes to what kinds of dishes you make, anything from soup to salad to stir fry works with this combo. With luck, you’ll have a perfect dinner for nights you don’t want to cook, and a healthy, affordable lunch to take to work in the morning without a ton of prep.

A Grain, A Green, A Bean [Food52]


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