I recently started a new job and don't get home before 6:30-7:00pm. It is so easy to pop in a frozen dinner or stop by a fast food joint and pick up really bad for you food. Do you have a simple solution to making good for you meals ahead of time for the week that so that I don't go down the "bad" path of least resistance? P.B.
This is the most common challenge I hear - 'I know what to do but I don't have time to do it.' The solution is to keep it simple. One way to do that is to prepare one-dish meals. Of course, some pre-planning is involved as well as a properly stocked pantry. Here's an example of a recent meal I prepared when I had no time:
Whole Wheat Spaghetti topped with Grilled Chicken and Vegetables
String beans left over from a double batch prepared for Sunday's Dinner
Sliced tomatoes, black olives, sliced cucumbers, and shredded carrots left over from a double batch prepared for Sunday Dinner's salad. NOTE: When I prepare salad ingredients, instead of putting them over the lettuce, I arrange them in a divided dish and let each person select their toppings. I always cut up extra for leftovers and store them in the divided dish.
To create a meal, I cooked whole wheat organic spaghetti and tossed it lightly with the same dressing I had used the day before as a marinade. I piled it in a nice pasta bowl and topped it with the above toppings. No further dressing was required.
It also made for a healthy lunch the next day and basically, all I had to do was cook the pasta!
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