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Too Tired To Make Dinner?

The other night I was tired, as in almost too tired to eat and or make dinner. I know that skipping meals isn’t good for me, or anyone else for that matter – and usually leads to either low blood sugar or grazing/overeating later on in the evening. On nights I don’t feel like eating or making dinner – and yes, it happens every once in awhile, I go for easy, super quick and light meals.


One cup of Greek yogurt or a drinkable probiotic yogurt hits the spot. Both are tasty, the clean up is easy and the carbs are usually under 20 grams. Keeping a few jars of yogurt overnight with oats made and ready to go in the fridge is a great pre-made dinner!

Other times I take a cup of plain Greek yogurt, mix it with salsa, let it chill for ten minutes, grab some raw veggies (I tend to keep some pre-cleaned and chopped in the fridge), and dip my way to a tasty and light dinner!

Scrambled eggs and sautéed veggies

Super quick and literally takes 10 minutes from pan to plate – it’s super easy. I sautée the leftover veggies in olive oil, move them over to the side of the pan after 5 minutes, and crack a few eggs, and flip them a few minutes after that. Again, low in carbs, super tasty, and I’m not letting things go to waste in my fridge! Hannah Noonan makes a great version here.

1/2 a banana with peanut butter and a glass of almond milk

OK, when I was a kid, one of my favorite snacks before and after I was diagnosed with diabetes, was 1/2 a banana with peanut butter and milk. My mom made it for me everyday. All these years later, it’s still one of my favorite snacks and or dinner when I’m feeling hungry. Peanut butter and 1/2 a slice of banana on low carb, high grain toast makes for a delicious dinner!

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  • Erica Franklin moderator
    5 months ago

    Thanks for these great ideas @kbell.

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