What I Eat When I Don't Feel Like Cooking
I feel like cooking roughly 87% of the time. This is what I eat during the other 13%.
- •Quest barsI love these. They are so filling, full of fiber and protein, and low in sugar. One of these is enough for breakfast or lunch, and it will keep me satisfied for hours. Best flavors: peanut butter supreme, cookie dough, chocolate brownie, peanut butter and jelly.
- •Veggies, nuts, and cheeseBasically a glorified crudité platter. I slice up cucumbers, carrots, red bell peppers, jicama, and green beans or sugar snap peas and eat them with a couple of wedges of sharp cheddar and a handful of raw nuts.
- •Greek yogurt with balsamic, olive oil, salt, and pepperSpecifically Strauss Greek yogurt. I know the olive oil sounds weird. If you buy a really tasty extra-virgin olive oil, you'll never want to put anything else on your yogurt. Trust me.
- •Fresh figs with goat cheese or ricotta, balsamic, olive oil, salt, and pepperSplit the fig and half, top with the cheese, put everything else on top of the cheese. Also good with apricots or peaches. I could eat these for every meal.
- •Avocado toastSee one of my early lists about this for the specifics. I like it on a gluten-free English muffin, not because I can't eat gluten, but because they get so wonderfully crunchy in the toaster.
- •Sardine spreadLooks disgusting, tastes amazing (and is sustainable and full of omega-3s!). Purée a drained can of sardines with garlic, olive oil, a touch of mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and fresh parsley.
- •Guacamole saladCube avocados, halve some cherry tomatoes, dice a little onion, chop up some garlic, jalapeños, and cilantro. Basically all the ingredients you would need for guacamole. Toss with lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Eat with fork or stuff into warm corn tortillas for impromptu "tacos."
- •Overnight oatmealCombine equal parts milk of your choice (I like coconut) and rolled oats (not steel-cut) in a bowl or jar. Stir well, cover, and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, top with fruit, honey, or nuts.
- •Green smoothieWith kale, frozen berries, coconut milk, and cashew butter.