Happy Wednesday! Can you believe how fast this year is flying by??? My Mom used to tell me that older you get, the faster time goes. I’m starting to believe it. As always for Wellness Wednesday, I have a question for us to ask ourselves. These questions are to help us start to think about the small things we can do to positively impact our wellness.
On Monday, I talked about trying Hello Fresh. One of the things I liked was that I didn’t have to plan what to cook for three nights of the week. I don’t know why, but the person who used to be able to plan delicious, healthy meals on the fly now seems to have left my body.
So anyway, Hello Fresh took away the need to plan some of our meals, but what about the other four days of dinners? And lunches? And those nights we just don’t feel like cooking? Those are the times it’s really easy to just pick up the phone and order takeout.
Of course, the choices we have for takeout aren’t always the healthiest. And I don’t know about you, but I tend to be a little more lax with the nutrition when someone else is doing the cooking.
That’s why it’s so important to have some quick and easy go-to meals. You know the ones I mean – things that we can throw together to make a meal when we haven’t planned our meals or when we don’t feel like cooking.
We talked about having a well-stocked pantry and fridge in Making Your Quarantine Foods A Little Healthier. Having your go-to meals in mind when you stock up can help ensure you have the things you need for some healthy meals.
For instance, I keep chicken breasts in the freezer, salad fixings in the fridge, and quinoa and brown rice in the pantry. On Mondays, I usually cook a package of chicken breasts in the crockpot to have ready for some quick meals. If I’m feeling really industrious, I’ll cook some quinoa and brown rice also. With just these few things, I can fix salads, grain bowls, sandwiches, and and even fried rice really quickly.
This week, let’s start building our lists of healthy go-to meals. Let’s ask ourselves:
Having those meals that don’t require a lot of prep and are quick to cook can really help us eat more healthfully.
Do you have some go-to meals for those days when you haven’t planned your meals or don’t feel like cooking? Please share!