Tonight’s dinner was a variation of Cashew Paella from The Vegetarian Bible. If you don’t already own it I would suggest a purchase! 99% of the recipes are amazing. And I source it regularly for base recipes that I build on.
I know some days it’s hard to get the stars to align to come up with and prep healthy meals. In my world this is one of my top priorities so I MAKE time.
The dicing and prep work often happens hours before the actual meal. The grocery shopping is limited to once a week. (I give myself an hour and a half for all my meal planning and grocery prep time. In that time all our meals are planned for that upcoming week and a dinner list is made. It is time well spent.) I will often include 2 ‘fast’ meals a week which take 20min or less to prep and have on the table, for the nights when the stars aren’t aligned…because we all know that happens. I will often combine prep work, i.e. if I’m dicing onions I will do the next couple of days worth and bag it. Or chopping veggies/ washing lettuce etc. The more I can do when the time is available makes sense for making up for the times I don’t. Eating healthy isn’t only about choosing the right foods, its about organizing myself so I can succeed. Oh and the grocery shopping only once a week limits impulse buys, which saves cash and time.
It’s just cruel the things they put by the cash registers and on end caps isn’t it?