3 Lazy Dinner Options For Busy New Yorkers

New Yorkers are busy people, let’s face it. According to the New York Post, they are even too busy to chew their food. Thus Agness of Run Agness Run is coming to you with 3 lazy dinner options that every New Yorker can make in less than 10 minutes. These options are quick, healthy and extremely delicious. Let’s get it started then!

Option 1: Skinny salad

This is a salad that can be prepared in just 5 minutes. It contains healthy fats and a lot of protein so you will stay fuller for longer without gaining extra weight.


  • 400g smoked chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 sun-dried tomatoes


  • Arrange lettuce, chicken, avocado and sun-dried tomatoes on a large platter.
  • Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Whisk oil in a bowl until well combined, add Italian herbs and spices.

Option 2: Sweet tooth magic balls

If you have a sweet tooth and crave something sugary in the evening, these magic balls are perfect for you. Made in just 10 minutes, they will give you a kick of energy for the next day as well.


  • 200 g black sesame paste
  • 12 large small dates that should be soaked in boiling water for approximately an hour
  • 20 g goji berries
  • 20 g rasin
  • 2 tablespoons date syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon maca root powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut


  • Blend all the ingredients in a mixer.
  • Form balls (12 large).
  • Sprinkle your balls with shredded coconut.
  • Put in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Option 3: Let’s go juicy!

Pumpkin juice may be a perfect dinner option if you don’t feel very hungry, but still don’t want to go to bed on an empty stomach. Quick and super nutritious so let’s go juicy, New Yorkers!


  • 1/2 fresh raw pumpkin (seeds and stem removed)
  • 1 red apple (core and stem removed)
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1-inch piece ginger (skin removed)
  • 2 tbs organic pumpkin puree
  • Dash cinnamon


  • Combine all ingredients in fruits and vegetables.
  • Discard solids.
  • Strain juice through a fine-mesh sieve before serving in glasses.
  • Serve immediately.

Would love to know…what’s your go-to quick and healthy dinner option?  Share below!

By: Agness Walewinder


  • Courtney says:

    I’m all about making green smoothies for breakfast because they’re quick and healthy!!


    • Used York City says:

      Totally! I go through phases with my smoothies–one month I’ll have everything prepped in the freezer and ready to go, and then I take a month off for something else;-)

  • Tamara says:

    You brought me back with that SATC photo! I remember that episode well!
    Skinny salads are my favorite and in fact, I was too busy to eat lunch today so I’ll go have a late one. So thanks for that!
    Magic balls rock!
    Pumpkin Juice is very Harry Potter!

    • Used York City says:

      Skinny salads are such a great go-to, and perfect not to waste food as you can really use up all the veggies in your fridge!

  • Agness says:

    These are my favourite recipes that I often go for when I’m back home from work and I feel too lazy to cook a proper meal :-). Thank you so much for having me here. I hope these ideas will save your evening once or twice.

    • Used York City says:

      We’re so happy to have you, Agness! Thanks for sharing, I made the magic balls yesterday and they were delish!

  • Vanessa says:

    Great recipes, and I had to love about the NYC facts. New Yorkers are even to busy to chew their food…:) – this made me smile. It’s really sad but I’ve seen it myself! LOVE NYC though! The hustle and bustle is inspiring!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  • The skinny salad would be my favourite. I like eating fish in the evening as I seem to wake up weighing a lot less when I do!

    • Used York City says:

      Lol that’s so true! While I don’t eat fish, I find that if I load up on the heavier meals earlier in the day and do something light and veggie based for dinner, I feel much better in the morning, too!

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