What I've Been Eating Lately
Hi there! How are you doing? Like, really doing? I hope that my posts lately have helped to be a distraction during this time, maybe even giving you ideas on fun things to read or new workouts to try. Today we're getting to the good stuff- food!
The past few weeks I've been trying to stretch the food that I have in my house to avoid going to grocery stores. I went about 10 days ago, and I just felt like I was holding my breath the whole time- it was so stressful and scary. So- I've been trying to get creative and using up food in different ways at home! Here's a look at what I've been rotating through the past month- I hope it helps to give you some new ideas. Stay safe friends!
Frozen Egg Cups
Fried RiceI don't really have a set recipe for this, but what I've been doing is adding either produce that is on its last leg, leftovers, or frozen veggies to a hot pan to fry up (and get rid of any liquid), then adding in cold, leftover rice and whatever sauce needs used up, and drizzling in an egg. This is also good (with or without the egg) as a base for veggie burgers, beans, or any other kind of meatless protein options.
No Knead Bread
SmoothiesLet's be honest- I'm not getting in a ton of protein lately. It seems like carbs are my main source of fuel (which is fine- they're delicious!). To sneak some in without having to use up my egg stash, I've been making smoothies after workouts. I have a lot of different protein powders that I don't typically use (my favorite brands are Vega and Tone It Up), and just mix it with some frozen fruit and a touch of juice. Sometimes I'll even throw in a frozen beet (I got canned beets and just drained them and froze them to quickly add in some anti-inflammatory benefits!)
Pastaeasy recipes to jazz up pasta, which I will be using for inspo! (The cacio e pepe is calling my name tonight). I also tried a new dish by making stuffed shells earlier this week which was DELICIOUS.
RamenI'm thanking past-Gretchen for buying a case of Ramen noodle packages, because those have been coming in CLUTCH lately. While ramen is always tasty on its own, it's one of those foods that can be dressed up so easily to make a full meal. I've been throwing in hearty greens, homemade stock, onions, garlic, ginger, and anything else I have on hand to make a yummy dish. And yes- you can always top it with a jammy, soft boiled egg! You can find more ideas for upgrading basic ramen here!
Let's be honest here- somedays have just been a bag of microwave popcorn, tossed with my Everything but the Elote seasoning served with a side of beer. I'm human too!
What are your current go-to meals?