Late Night at Work? Make This 5-Minute Meal Instead of Ordering Carryout

Kelsey Clark

After a long, exhausting night at the office, there's nothing more tempting than ordering carryout straight to your door and sipping a nightcap. But rather than swiping your credit card at your local sushi restaurant or opening up a meal-delivery app for an expensive and possibly unhealthy meal, there are ways to satiate your hunger in a pinch. 

According to Chloe McLeod, an accredited dietitian and health writer for My Body+Soul, whipping up a quick omelet packed with fresh veggies makes for a budget-friendly, low-carb, protein-packed dinner that's on the table in five minutes. If that's not enough to fill you up, add a slice of whole wheat toast on the side and call it a night.

If you're not a fan of having breakfast for dinner, McLeod suggests stocking up your freezer with the following ingredients ahead of time: "I like to keep canned tuna or salmon in the pantry, fresh veggies in the fridge, and cooked or frozen legumes—such as chickpeas—as well as frozen veggies in the freezer," she tells My Body+Soul. "If you freeze soups or casseroles ahead of time, those late nights won't leave you reaching for a food delivery app."

What do you cook after a long night at work? Share your suggestions with us below!

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