I Wouldn’t Lie to You

by Holly on June 1, 2011

in dinner,randomness

I wouldn’t lie to you.

Never would I ever.

In my Everythingtarian book, lying is right up there with rude people, the time my mom cut my curly hair super short in 2nd grade and Taylor Swift. Annoying. Unnecessary. And totally uncool.

So when I said dinner needs to take five minutes or less, I really meant it. I got home from a 90 minute run/walk + grocery store trip with my friend Ilsa and devoured this vegan bowl of Vanilla Island Coconut Bliss ice cream, thawed mixed berries and a hefty drizzle of almond butter. It took me exactly 3:37.12 to make. Because I am really competitive and just kinda weird, I even timed it with my iPhone to prove this to you.

It was about 1:30 to defrost the mixed berries in the microwave.

Sixty seconds to scoop ice cream.

Another 60 seconds to dip my pointer finger straight into the almond butter jar for a taste.

Seven seconds to drizzle my dinner sundae with almond butter.

The 0.12 seconds came from me lifting the spoon to my mouth, me thinks.

Just for full disclosure, I ate this in less than five minutes, washed it down with a Passionberry Bliss GT Kombucha, am now killing a swarm of gnats that have found their way into my apartment by spraying Windex on the little buggers (pun totally intended) and may or may not be slightly light-headed from the fumes. I wish I could lie to you, but clearly I can’t. And won’t.

What’s YOUR favorite 5-minute dinner? Remember, sharing is caring!


Katie June 1, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Yes, I want a 5 minute sundae for dinner.

My quick dinner is usually a pb sandwich. Or a bowl of cereal. Way less appetizing than a sundae.

Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! June 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm

AWESOME. My favorite 5-minute dinner is significantly less exciting (but still tasty): scrambled egg whites with nutritional yeast (nooooooch) and raw veggies. If I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll throw a piece of fruit in there. Your photos have been so gorgeous lately–even the photo of your 5-minute-dinner-sundae is gorgeous!

sofia June 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm

High on a boat on a river, high from cleaning fumes… oh holly, what’s HAPPENIN’ lady?! a strange turn of events shared on the bloggy indeed. and I’m not saying I don’t like it. I’m just sayin’. Yeah. I’m done for the night.

sofia June 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm

oh, and my favorite 5 minute dinner is a microwaved sweet potato topped with black beans and cheese. Preferrably sharp white cheddar. Fab.

Colleen June 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

My favorite 5 minute dinner is grilled cheese and tomato soup – yum.

kris (everyday oats) June 1, 2011 at 9:25 pm

My favorite 5 minute dinner is an almond butter and jelly sandwich…but yours sounds so much better!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) June 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm

fave 5 min dinner this week in aruba has been cutting up raw veggies and dousing them in miracle whip and washing it down with watermelon and lots of chocolate (dutch) and it’s been…great :)

Maren June 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm

definitely a smoothie!!! ice cream sounds even better though!

Allison @ Allison's Delicious Life June 1, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Umm ice cream for dinner?! YES PLEASE. My 5 min dinner is usually an egg and cheese sandwich or a microwaved sweet potato with cottage cheese.

Mama Pea June 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Best dinner ever. Just don’t tell my girls.

Jessica June 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm

egg+cheese sandwich. i’ve been eating a lot of them lately. so quick and so tasty.

caitlin June 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Oatmeal all the way. You can never go wrong with oats, melted peanut butter and a banana.

Adam Deane June 2, 2011 at 12:42 am

How come your 5 minute dinner seems like it is 600x more appealing than any of mine? Mine range from spoonfuls of almond butter dipped in various things (ie: chia seeds, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, oats, cocoa nibs, cheerios — don’t judge me) … to a can of pumpkin mixed with a banana and sun warrior protein. Easy, not pretty.

Lorna June 2, 2011 at 2:52 am

Wait; you eat dessert for dinner too? And now I need to get some Kombucha (my fave, is that delightfully pink Guava Goddess). And maybe make some three minute ice cream….

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun June 2, 2011 at 5:14 am

Sounds like a perfect dinner to me! Fast and icecream and nutbutter? Perfection.

Lauren June 2, 2011 at 5:32 am

I’m pretty sure this could be my new 5 min favorite dinner. Right now its eggs but ice cream sounds so much better. :)

Katie June 2, 2011 at 5:34 am

Love it : )

I love coconut bliss, so Im loving this meal!

My fave 5 min dinner would be a bowl of cereal! PB Puffins to be exact!

Jecka June 2, 2011 at 6:50 am

My favorite 5 minute dinner is a nut butter sandwich, like the open-faced one I made last night. The 90-120 seconds to toast the slice of whole grain bread was used to also thinly slice an apple. I slathered almond butter onto the toast, topped with sliced apples and another drizzle of almond butter, and sprinkled some granola on top. The apple that couldn’t fit on the sandwich just hung out next to it on the plate. Probably 4 minutes 22 seconds to make… and it was scrumptious and carbolicious.

An honorable mention would be cereal. In fact, I’m sure it only takes 1 minute 48 seconds, most of which is getting the bowl and spoon out of their homes, as well as pouring the milk and putting it back in the fridge. Throw in another 50-60 seconds if I’m topping it with fruit, nuts, or a nut butter.

Hillary June 2, 2011 at 6:56 am

Lately, with temperatures crossing over into the TRIPLE DIGITS here in Maryland, my favorite 5 minute dinner has been a smoothie: Greek yogurt, frozen berries, cocoa powder, spinach, topped with Kashi Go Lean and chocolate chips. I’m glad you agree that dessert for dinner is completely acceptable.

Sami June 2, 2011 at 7:36 am

ice cream for dinner? yes, pleaseeeee <3

sarah (sarah learns) June 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

i can’t even think of any 5-minute dinners that come close to that one – i asked my fiance on monday if i could just eat oreos and milk for dinner instead of making enchiladas. he passed on that one though. :( crazy man.

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin June 2, 2011 at 9:29 am

I wish I had that sundae for dinner! I’ve not yet tried coconut ice cream but REALLY want to.

my favorite 5 minute dinner is a salad with a bunch of random things on it from my fridge.

Evan June 2, 2011 at 9:35 am

Give me ice cream for dessert or give me…not death, that’s extreme…give me…just give me ice cream, damn it!

My favorite 5 minute dinners: scrambled eggs & spinach (posted about that today, actually), toast with a mess of peanut butter and bananas, yogurt bowls with cereal, or a big saute of every vegetable in my fridge (topped with some sort of cheese, obvi).

chloe @ 321delish June 2, 2011 at 10:15 am

a loaded fro yo from the the local fro yo store. unless there is a long line, I can usually get the ice cream (self serve) and load it with toppings in approximately 4.5 minutes.

Chris June 2, 2011 at 10:18 am

Nachos are my go to five minute fix at the moment. Usually with pepperjack cheese as the topping. Although I can see the coconut bliss thing to, mostly because I’m counting down the days until the health food store orders then new maca mocha flavor, until then the naked coconut will have to suffice ;)

colleenzo June 2, 2011 at 10:40 am

I have a tie for favorite 5-minute dinner. It’s either a can of shredded chicken (stop judging me!) mixed with a blue cheese laughing cow wedge and a buttload of Frank’s Hot sauce and heated up, then scooped up with pretzels, OR a microwaved sweet potato mashed up with peanut butter and melted banana. But yeah, in a pinch, ice cream always works!

Gillian Young June 2, 2011 at 10:50 am

I’m buying all of these ingredients stat and having this for dinner this weekend. You are my kinda lady.

Erica June 2, 2011 at 11:35 am

haha…does your dislike of Taylor have anything to do with the fact that she dated Jake? Just sayin is all ;). Looks yummy. A big old salad is usually my go to when I feel like I’m going to eat my arm

emily (a nutritionist eats) June 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm

5 minute meals? Popcorn!!!

Kaitlin With Honey June 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Scrambled eggs + microwave veggie pack + cheese + ketchup. Takes 5 minutes. Perfection.

Emily June 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I wonder if I could get Dustin to go for that dinner? I don’t see why not ;) xoxo

Jen June 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Cucumber sandwich! Good bread (untoasted), sliced cucumber, a bit of mayo, salt and pepper. Delicious. And it takes something like 42 seconds to make (clearly I have not timed that with my iPhone).

Megan (Braise the Roof) June 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I almost never make quick dinners. I suck at it. I get overly excited when I start thinking about dinner and always end up making something that takes way too long. Although, I do love a good cheese “quesadilla” (just a tortilla with some shredded cheese, melted in the microwave) and MAYBE some cut up veggies every once and a while.

Kristie June 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Award winning dinner right there. All summer dinners should consist of ice cream, just saying.

Some of my fave 5 minute dinners are, umm… basically everything I eat. Once I wanna eat, I wanna eat NOW. So they’re pretty much all 5 minutes lately. Oops. But current tops = smoothies, veggie burgers (microwaved obvi), egg white omelette, or a giant handful of tortilla chips drowned in salsa. Hello lazy dinner to the max. mmm.

Lauren http://theclimbingchef.blogspot.com/ June 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Eggs! Always eggs… I can scramble them up in less than 5 minutes :)

Jess June 2, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I love egg scrambles when I’m short on time! When I’m not, I love making roasted veggies/sweet potatoes :D

Tamar June 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm

5 minute dinner= chick peas+canola oil+spinach+egg+frying pan+parmesan cheese. But ice cream sounds good, too!

On a more chemical, less delicious note, if you put out a bowl of juice with powdered bleach in it, the gnats will probably kill themselves…wouldn’t recommend using a bowl you plan to eat with later. :)

Eden June 3, 2011 at 1:24 am

cereal and milk. Or beer if its dinner…

Tori (Fresh Fruition) June 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

My 5-minute dinner is probably something along the lines of a nut butter sandwich or huge yogurt bowl! Anything quick and filling :)

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather June 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

That sounds like the PERFEcT 5 minute dinner! Mine’s always an egg sandwich with hummus plus spinach for something super quick and tasty.

Madeline - Greens and Jeans June 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I could eat popcorn for dinner every night. No shame in my game.

melissa June 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm

panini with sourdough + whole grain spicy mustard + havarti cheese!

Sarah@The Flying ONION June 4, 2011 at 6:54 am

I love this. Maybe because I can so relate. :D

Favorite 5 minute dinner: tuna melt! Mash tuna with mayo, place on two slices of wheat bread with a slice of sharp cheddar and melt on a frying pan. It’s actually more like a 7 minute dinner, but it’s totally worth it. :mrgreen:

jenna June 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm

love that this was your dinner! ;)

Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 5, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Your honesty leaves me with the urge to eat ice cream, cut my hair and lick my fingers. I love it.

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli June 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Mmm! My five minute go-to is a BIG bowl of cereal and milk or yogurt!

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