What a week.
If I thought I needed the time savers last week I was sadly mistaken. This week has been full of late nights at work, followed by errand running and evening group runs. Those all lead to coming home late, hungry and being very limited with time and patience on what to make. I just want to shove my face with whatever is ready!
I really try not to buy too many pre-cut vegetables. For one, they are usually more expensive, and two, I just feel like they are much fresher when you cut them yourself. But sometimes the key to a healthy meal is having easy pre-cut food on hand. When I know I am going to have a busier week, I definitely try to stock up a little on the convenience food.
Trader Joe’s organic frozen brown rice saves my life many days during weeks like these when I don’t have time to sit and wait for it to took. 3 minutes in the microwave and you have brown rice!
Their pre-cut vegetables also save a ton of time since I don’t have to cut up 5 different vegetables individually. I just throw them in the pan with some olive oil and sea salt and we are good to go. I added some garbanzo beans for some protein.
3 minutes later, after the rice is cooked and vegetables are done, I throw it all in a bowl and you have a fast healthy meal that contains good carbohydrates, vegetables, protein and fat.
Trader Joe’s for the win!
My goal for next week is to start trying out some recipes from this book.
I have had it for a long time now and just never open it because I get impatient. This weekend I will find a couple recipes, buy the ingredients, and actually cook them next week!
Do you plan meals for the week or just wing it?
We have tried many times to plan meals and then the weekend comes, we go to the store and just buy whatever because we weren’t organized enough before we went. I love those weeks we actually plan things out and it is something I really want to try to get in the habit of.