Hello and happy day to you!
Today’s edition of “Foodie Friday” is going to be a little bit different.
Don’t freak out.
Instead of sharing a recipe that I like, I have a few quick and easy meal suggestions for you.
This post was inspired by a conversation I had with one of my best friends a few weeks ago.
complaining commenting on how she never has time to cook dinner because she is so busy working,
taking care of her family,
cleaning the house,
and of course,
And I, being the absolute laziest meal-prepper on the planet…
gave her a few suggestions that I use to make my meal prep Monday as short and sweet as possible.
I thought it would be a great idea to share those tips with you…
So here we goooooo!
Tip #1: Buy it frozen.
I am not talking about frozen dinners, here. Most, if not all, grocery stores sell bags of frozen vegetables. These not only last longer, but still have the majority of the nutritional value that raw veggies do and cook MUCH faster.
Tip #2: Buy it pre-cooked.
If you are short on time, places like Trader Joe’s sell pre-cooked meats that are already cut up and are easy to mix in to a salad or grain bowl. They are a little more expensive than purchasing the meat uncooked and/or frozen, but it’s worth it.
Tip #3: Cook your food in BIG batches.
I like to make a HUGE pot of quinoa or rice and use it for the entire week. It not only saves time, but makes throwing together a meal at the last minute much easier.
Here are a few of the clutch players in my quick, and easy meal prep game…
Trader Joe’s Quinoa Duo
Trader Joe’s Multigrain Blend with Vegetables
Trader Joe’s Organic Superfood Pilaf with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes, Kale and Carrots
Trader Joe’s Melodious Blend with Garbanzo Beans, Lentils and Tomatoes
These four bags are super cheap and have 2-3 servings in each bag.
I combine them with a protein, MORE veggies (because you can never have enough veggies in my opinion) and top with feta cheese, slivered almonds or sliced avocado.
The entire meal should take less than 15 minutes to make!
How easy is that?!?!?
Do you have any suggestions for a quick and easy meal?