Quick. And healthy. In the same sentence. Shut the front door.
Today we’re making the impossible possible! Sometimes people want to think that eating well is super complicated and time consuming, but in all honesty, it’s not. You really don’t have to slave over the stove for hours on end cooking dried beans and pickling radishes. Don’t listen to what the haters tell you!
Spending my days at Alchemy and The Fitness Loft has totally flipped my world upside down. I, too, pretty much have one day to prep. And guess what? I don’t always want to spend my day off cooking lentils!!
Lately I’ve been getting back to the basics. Breakfast is make-ahead steel cut oatmeal with chia seeds, blackberries, and almond butter. Lunch is always leftovers. Dinner is some kind of bean or legume in some form (chili, burgers, curry, etc.) with roasted sweet potatoes and another roasted veggie. Snacks are no-bake bites, fruit, nuts, and hummus. Sometimes dinner is an Amy’s burrito, sometimes it’s a can of Trader Joe’s vegetarian chili, sometimes it’s scrambled eggs with avo, and sometimes it’s some delish lentil burgers that I prepped on the weekend. There’s one thing I know for sure, and that’s that I always feel better when I’m eating something balanced and homemade.
These 30-minute meals are for those evenings when you come home to nothing prepped and you don’t want to spend your night cooking up a storm. It’s for the nights when you want to squeeze in a workout AND chow down on a warm, home-cooked, and healthy meal.
You can do this. Pick two meals, create a grocery list, and make them this week. Eat the leftovers for lunch and BOOM–life just got a whole lot easier! A little planning goes a longggg way, my friends.
Ready, set, COOK!
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