Quick Meals to Prepare or Cook When You Are Lazy or Tired

You might be tempted to order takeout, curbside pickup, delivery, or go through a drive-thru, when you feel tired or just too lazy to cook. That is okay once in a while. 

However, doing it too much not only costs more money, it can also affect your health, both physical and even mental, in a displeasing way. I noticed that in myself.

Therefore, I drastically cut down on restaurant food and now cook pretty much all my meals at home, sometime the day or night before.

But suppose you don’t think of that (hopefully you do), or you lack the energy to cook. You could try these quick meals, with little to no cooking.


bread food plate toast
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It’s cheese in between a tortilla, yet it can also include other ingredients, such as:

  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Beans
  • Salsa
  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Herbs
  • And more, depending on your imagination or creativity.

You just put the ingredients in between your tortillas, cook them in an oiled pan until the tortillas turn slightly golden brown, and enjoy them. 

Grilled Cheese

person holding bread with cheese
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We all know what it is – cheese in between 2 bread slices. You can cook it in butter or oil, depending on your preferences.


crop faceless chef cooking delicious omelette on pan
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Who says you can only make them at breakfast time? I’ve eaten eggs for dinner numerous times. You could prepare:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Fried eggs
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Omelets
  • Even poached eggs

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich – image from Pixabay

Such a classic lunch, especially for children (unless they have peanut allergies). I don’t think I need to explain this. You’ve got that “Peanut, Peanut Butter… Jelly” song to guide you through the steps.

On the bright side, you don’t need to cook this – unless you choose to toast your bread.

Tuna or Chicken Salad

Tuna Sandwich with veggies – image from Pixabay

The same technique resembles that of PB & J – except that you mix canned tuna or chicken with mayonnaise or any other fat you prefer. You could also include:

  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Herbs
  • Raisins
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Nuts
  • And more


You save yourself a lot when you prepare these “fast food” items. At least you know what went in them. Plus, you have more room for creativity, including adding extra ingredients, even if they stray away from traditional ones.

Published by Sunayna Prasad

I enjoy writing stories, creating artwork, watching movies and TV shows, cooking, and traveling. These are the topics of my posts. I also publish books, where you can learn about them on my website, www.sunaynaprasadbooks.com. Be sure to copy and paste the link and subscribe to my newsletter on the email list button on the homepage.

2 thoughts on “Quick Meals to Prepare or Cook When You Are Lazy or Tired

  1. I love every suggestion you posted. The kids really love the Quesadillas and grilled cheese sandwich. The egg looked so good. I think that will be my dinner tonight because I had such a long, busy day. I really loved this post.

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