I am not sure about you, but I love simplicity in my day to day life! Sure I spend more time on the weekends with clothing, makeup, meals, etc. – BUT – during the week I like to keep things in life as simple as possible.
When I am finished with a busy work day followed by gym time, spending hours in the kitchen to prepare food is not what I want to do. I am usually starving by the time I finish a workout. Which means that I want my food to ready in a snap! Sure it is so easy to run through a drive through, pick up an order, or even grab something quick and easy in the grocery…..but let’s be real – how healthy is that? I have several go to options that I like to keep things simple while also being healthy and tasty.
One thing I really rely on weekly are what we call bowl meals. Most everyone has heard of this, but I am talking beyond salads/soups/chili. I am talking about literally just throwing what is available into a bowl. I always make sure that each bowl contains all three required nutrients – protein, carbs, and healthy fats. It is not unusual to place meat of choice, grain of choice, and roasted veggies into a bowl then top with seasonings, oil/avocado, or a sauce. I stir it all together and dig in!
So a few of my weekly staples that I like to have on hand include:
Ground Beef – saute with salt, pepper, onion, and garlic. Grilled/Roasted Chicken – drizzle with an oil and add seasoning. Grilled roasted fish/shrimp – again just drizzle with oil and seasoning. Cook a batch of each on Sunday’s to place in the fridge – from here you can reheat with any seasoning/sauces you would like. So what are the options for this?
- stir fry
- mixed with roasted veggies
- on top of toast
Some other items I like to have on hand in the fridge weekly include roasted veggies, rice/quinoa cooked in broth, boiled eggs, raw veggies, greens for salads, tuna, olives, deli meats, and variety of cheeses.
Because let’s be honest – sometimes a cheese board is dinner!