Screech out the door after a quick shower and spraying enough dry shampoo in my hair to induce coughing fits in anyone who walks in bathroom in the next half hour.
Work all day dashing from meeting to meeting—trying to fit in my actual work in-between.
Rush to the car 45-minutes later than planned (Because ^).
Get home, say “hi” to my sweet boy. Change clothes.
Think about dinner for the first time all day.
Give an obligatory look in the fridge, then decide to go out for pizza or tacos.
This is a typical Monday for me. Alex and I truly do want to eat healthy meals and spend time gathered as a family around the table—our table. But that doesn’t always happen, and that’s ok.
But, as we've been striving to simplify, we’ve found a few shortcuts that don’t skimp on quality. And make us feel like real, dignified humans at the end of the day—even when we’re frazzled and worn.
So without further ado: a recipe.
Tuna Romaine Salad (Like, Literally, you could do it with just those two things.)
Adapted from inspiration from my mother-in-law’s trip to Spain.
Serves Two Large Salads
2 Heads of Romaine Lettuce
1 Jar of Tuna in Olive Oil [with Oregano if you can find it] (Do some diligence and get sustainable fish. We like Tonnino.)
Salt (Maldon will make you feel fancy) and Pepper
Chop Romaine Lettuce, then rinse and spin it in a salad spinner.
Pour oil out of tuna jar onto lettuce and toss. (You could add the tuna on top with some salt and pepper and stop here.)
Squeeze lemon juice on romaine.
Add salt and pepper to taste, then toss salad.
Add a teaspoon of capers on top of each serving.
Split tuna in half and place on top.
Grate cheese on top to taste.
Serve in big pretty bowls. Light a candle in a mason jar. Enjoy your evening with good fast food and little clean up. Give yourself a high-five, and don’t worry about what’s for dinner tomorrow. :)
What are your easy, healthy go-tos? I'd love to know!