Quick and Easy Meals – Ready in 30 Minutes or Less!

This week on the Fine Choice Foods Facebook page we’re asking our fans to tell us their favorite go to easy meal for the holiday season. Many people have shown off their favorite dishes featuring foods from noodles to soup to various kinds of stir fry.

Today we’d like to share some of our favorite go to easy meals:

Fried Rice

Fried Rice at f/2.8

Photo: Kristina

Best made with day old leftover rice, fried rice can be made with anything and everything. The perfect dish for leftovers, all you need to do is chop everything up, mix it in with rice, a little soy sauce and you’re set. Here are some great combinations:

Vegetable Fried Rice
Sausage Fried Rice
Edamame Bacon Fried Rice
Peaches and Pineapple Fried Rice
Kale and Red Pepper Fried Rice

Noodle Soup

Phở Gà

Photo: Rick Chung

Dried noodles are a great item to keep in your pantry. With so many varieties from rice noodles to ramen to potato noodles, you have many options depending on your mood. Customize your noodles by adding different types of meats and vegetables, using whatever you have on hand. In a couple of minutes, you’ll have a quick and nutritious meal ready to go. Plus, with winter here, who doesn’t want to be slurping down something warm?

Chicken Mushroom Udon Soup
5 Ingredients, 5 Minutes, 5 Meals – Simple Noodles
15 Minute Tom Yum Noodle Soup
Miso Ramen
Quick Red Thai Curry Noodle Soup


pasta in garlic almond sauce

Photo: Stacy

Similar to noodle soups, pastas are also great for a quick and easy meal. Depending on what you add into it, the dish can be as simple or as fancy as you like. Use different pasta shapes and sauces for interesting textures and flavors.

One Pot Pasta Primavera  
15 Minute Lasagna
Sesame Noodles
Chorizo and Kale Pasta Bowl
One Pot 30 Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake


Who doesn’t like to enjoy a meal between two pieces of bread. Using whatever you have on hand in the fridge, build yourself a fabulous sandwich. All you need is some sort of protein, some vegetables and a spread. Bake or grill your sandwiches to give them more texture. For variety switch up the type of bread you use: bagels, waffles, wraps, croissants are all fair game.

Turkey, Bacon and Avocado Panini
Broccoli and Cheddar Grilled Cheese
Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich
Ham, Cheese & Mushroom Open Faced Sandwich
Havarti and Apple Panini


Our favourite easy go to meal are of course dumplings! Pair with a side salad and you have a complete meal. Or you could pair the dumplings with some noodle soup.

Veg Gyoza

During this busy holiday season, we know it can be difficult to put a healthy meal on the table. That is why we’re giving away a holiday prize pack featuring our Asian Appetizer Pack. Head to our Facebook page and share a photo of your favourite go to easy meal on our wall. Full contest details are available here.

Prize Pack Annoucement

What is your favourite go to easy meal when you’re busy?

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