If you want to stay in shape you have to plan ahead for weekday meals. It is only by making decisions in advance, such as “what will I have for lunch” that you stay on track. One of my weekday lunches this week is steak, asparagus and yam.
The problem I always have with steak is the same problem I have with everything – overcooking.
Another answer from Alton Brown.
This week I bought a 3/4 lb sirloin. I always estimate that the cooked weight is 75% of the raw weight. That’s probably high but until I get a food scale its the best I can do. Therefore, I estimate that I end up with 9 oz cooked and split into three meals.
What about the vegetable? Asparagus was on sale this week – decision made! 12 spears give me the approx calories I need in a meal. It does not take very long to cook so I either throw it in the oven for a few minutes while something else cooks or I steam it separately.
One half of a yam (also on sale) rounds out the meal. Bake one yam, and you have it for two meals.