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 – 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 Joe’s):
Frozen brown rice
Everything was microwavable except for the veggies, which just required a few minutes in the wok. I didn’t even have to dirty a knife to slice open the package.
I’ve waxed poetic about the Trader Joe lentils before, but I do have to say that, as a vegetarian, they are especially awesome. They’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 they’re convenient when I’ve got a ragin’ sweet tooth…
This may sound odd, and I am not judging in anyway since I use it several times a day, but I am surprised that you use a microwave. You and your husband are very committed to so many healthy and natural living habits, that this surprises me. I’d love to know your thoughts on microwaves and/or if you’ve ever thought about not using one.