This morning, the Husband headed to the grocery store with one mission: to stock up on as many healthy convenience foods as possible. This is very little time for food prep right now. We need stuff that can be reheated easily. I would also like to create as few dirty dishes as possible.
Because you know how I feel about loading and unloading the dishwasher. Most hated chore. Now more so than ever.
So â€“ convenience is the name of the game over here. I made dinner in 5 minutes flat while the Husband played with Henry. And LOOK. Our meal included vegetables!
The magical ingredients (all from Trader Joeâ€™s):
Frozen brown rice
Everything was microwavable except for the veggies, which just required a few minutes in the wok. I didnâ€™t even have to dirty a knife to slice open the package.
Iâ€™ve waxed poetic about the Trader Joe lentils before, but I do have to say that, as a vegetarian, they are especially awesome. Theyâ€™re packed with protein and a nice change from the usual tofu / tempeh / bean routine most of us veggies get stuck in.
You know what else is convenient? A package of cookies. Well, at least theyâ€™re convenient when Iâ€™ve got a raginâ€™ sweet toothâ€¦