I often receive inquiries about the food I make for myself each week. Usually this is followed by said inquirer lamenting that he or she doesn’t have time to shop and cook meals at home. I get it. And I totally agree, it’s difficult.
Tag Archives: Meal Prep
Let’s talk meal prep. It’s no secret that I am not a great chef. And I am not a big fan of cooking elaborate meals. My idea of cooking is more like “ingredient assembling” and so you’ll find me just throwing together meals at home or quickly putting something together that is portable so I can eat it at work.
If you are trying to save money and eat right, preparing meals at home is usually the way to go. But how annoying is it when you go to make a meal and what you find is slimy lettuce and mushy tomatoes? The worst right?
Sundays are usually my food prep days. I like to go grocery shopping, wash and chop my veggies, and I will usually cook up a pot of grains. Normally I make quinoa, it’s easy, versatile and I enjoy it. That way I am ready to pack lunches and or make healthy dinners when I get home late from class or work. The other week I decided to try something different and instead of quinoa and I cooked up some wheat berries. Crazy, I know.
Suggestions on How to Pack a Healthy Lunch When You are Short on Time, Money and Cooking Skills:
Back in the day when I was gainfully employed and not living the student life, I used to buy lunch nearly every day. It seems crazy to me now, but my life and lifestyle in DC is just so different. Living in New York with my 2 roommates, we just did not keep food in our apartment, ever. In our fridge you might have found old hummus and many bottles of wine and that was it.