Whew! Feels so much nicer to touch type on a real keyboard then to do the 2-finger routine on a tablet. I'm so glad my mom made me take typing in 9th grade. I hated every minute of it, but am so glad she was so persistant about it. Of course, I won't tell her that. Ever.
Anyway, what I wanted to add to my last post about being busy, is basically this - if you know you're going to be busy, the PRIORITIZE. It's a simple word. But very useful. We are living beings which means we need fuel in the form of food in order to function. It irritates the crap out of me when people say they're too busy to eat. Then they're stupid. That's like saying you're too busy to pee. Let's see by a show of hands how many people are sooooo busy that they can't even pee. Yeah. Whatever. So it's all about your priorities. Like it makes sense that if your car runs out of gas, it doesn't go. We always put gas in our cars. Therefore we need to put food in our bodies.
When I know I'm gearing up for a busy week, I take a few hours out of my Sunday to make some food options to put in my fridge so I don't have to think much about, "mmmm what sounds good today?" I'm fucking BUSY, it doesn't MATTER what sounds good right now, I just need to eat SOMETHING! I also try to make sure these "somethings" are reasonably healthy, yet hearty. So on a Sunday I will turn on my tunes and chop to my heart's content. I normally make a soup, a pasta or rice dish, and a salady thing. And I'll eat this along with my boiled eggs, fruit and tuna for the week.
No, this is not extrodinary culinary faire. But it is necessary when you're too busy to think straight. So don't judge me on my fucking cans of tuna.
So here are some examples of little bits I'll cook that will keep nicely for a few days (I don't do all of these in one day, these are just examples, so calm down):
Minestrone Soup (on my website)
Pureed Carrot Soup with Orange (haven't gotten to it yet, but any purred veggie soup is good)
Tomato carrot soup (not sure if it's on there?)
Tortilla Soup (on my website)
Vegetable "fried" brown rice ( I don't like super fry it, just a little oil through it) or any Asian noodle and vegetable combination.
Orzo pasta salad (orzo is great because it's so teeny it doesn't seem to dry out like bigger cut pasta when kept in the fridge for a few days)
Chicken salad (on my website)
Lentil Sweet Potato salad
What's more, with the soups, I make a double batch and freeze them in little individual containers so they're ready to go whenever I run out of fresh stuff, or feel like something different.
Portion everything you make into individual serving containers. Makes life so much easier when you need to grab and go.
Get it? So you might have to have some repeat meals, but at least you won't be gaining like 30 lbs eating McDs or peanut butter cookies. Oh I shouldn't have said that. A peanut butter cookie sounds SO GOOD right now!