I am the world’s most lazy cook. Combined with my habitual eating; it means that given half the chance I will eat the same thing every day and be very contented. However we need to be eating the rainbow daily (one can live off hummus and crackers alone, but you won’t feel super healthy… Been there done that) and I have picked up a few habits along the way to make sure this happens. Food prep is the bomb – you shop once or twice a week, cook once, and eat all week. No more excuses about not having the time to prepare healthy food, it is all there waiting in your fridge and freezer!
Every Sunday I dedicate a few hours to writing grocery lists and I hit up the farmers market and Wholefoods if I need some more staples. I wash, cut and prep all my vegetables, and store them in the fridge so they are ready to be stir-fried, dipped in hummus, or just eaten raw (tomatoes are my jam).
Then I prepare big batches of the following recipes, freeze in portions and mix and match all week! I will be posting recipes of these in the following weeks.
1. Cauliflower rice
I like to use this as a rice replacement, and you can turn it into sushi rice or even cauliflower mash. This is a great low carb replacement for starches.
2. Zucchini noodles
No recipe involved here – just get a spiralizer and go for it!
3. My Chili recipe
( see post: Vegan Anti Inflammatory Chili ) I tend to make it, let it sit overnight in the fridge to let the flavors blend and develop, then freeze the whole batch.
4. Balsamic roasted vegetables
I always make sure to have a large amount of roasted vegetables in my fridge for a quick throw together meal, or just for a snack.
5. Teriyaki sauce glaze
This is my favorite stir fry sauce, and have found all the store bought versions to be very high in sugar. Always healthier to make your own.
6. Fajita spice mix
I love Mexican food!