I wake up every morning and whip up some whole grain French Toast with cut up fruit and crispy nirate free bacon on the side.
For lunch I simmer together fresh cut veggies and homemade broth for a hearty soup.
Then for dinner I….
…am totally lying.
It’s true that most days I do my best to eat whole foods in their most natural state and I do enjoy cooking… when I have the time. But sometimes I just don’t have the time or the energy to stop by the grocery and create a masterpiece for dinner. For those busy weeks, I stock up on some of my favorite convenient foods. It’s true that some have more sodium than they should, but no one’s perfect, right? Well, I’m not.
So here are some of my favorite staples for those times:
I love me some Amy’s soups. They are organic, but more importantly, REALLY delicious! The Chunky Tomato Bisque with a grilled cheese is a perfect winter night’s meal- every time.
Looks delish, no? Well I didn’t buy all these ingredients, I swung by Fresh Market yesterday and picked this up from their pre-packaged deli section. It was huge and was perfect for Hubb’s and I to split for our pre-dinner salad.
I know, I should just buy stock in Amy’s. The frozen burritos are great to have stashed in the freezer and they heat up quickly for a filling lunch. I prefer mine topped with a little Texas Pete.
Fruit. It comes in it’s own package and is easy to throw in your purse. Talk about convenient. Also, I find when I have fresh fruit around… I eat it. What a concept 🙂
These Morning Star burgers are another freezer staple of mine. I microwave one of these babies, throw it on a toasted sandwich thin, and dinner is born! Sometimes I deck it out with lettuce shreds, tomatoes, onions, ketchup, pickles and mustard. MMM!
I know these cups come in just straight tuna, but I never find myself eating just a plain can of tuna (does anyone besides muscle builder like eating it like that??). So I take the uber lazy route and buy PREMADE tuna salad cups. It tastes great on crackers or straight out of the cup. It’s sometimes hard to find a grab-n-go protein source, and this tuna salad is a great option.
So share your secrets with me… what’s your favorite convenience food??