What I eat when I've got no time to make food (or I'm just too hungry.)

As I've shared before in previous posts, there are some things that religiously happen in my home every Sunday. 

Because I do those things without fail every week AND because of a few things I always have handy, it's really easy for me to make meals in a pinch....If for some reason, my meal planning was off or I'm just not in the mood for whatever I've planned. Or I'm just ravenous!

Let me share with you what I do and how that's possible. 

Here's what's always in my fridge and pantry, ready to go at moment's notice : 

  • Greens. I usually buy the plastic container which is a mix of baby kale, chard and spinach
  • Eggs - hard boiled and raw
  • Roasted veggies
  • Tins of black beans and chickpeas
  • Field Roast Vegan Sausage
  • Accoutrements : raisins, pumpkin seeds, dates, hemp seeds
  • Apples
  • Cooked quinoa

I've always got those items above at my fingertips which is what truly allows me to make meals in a pinch.  Figure out what your go-to items always are.

Then here's how I mix and match:

Meal option #1 : Greens + some black beans + roasted veggies + avocado

Meal option #2 : Quinoa, roasted veggies + hard boiled egg

Meal option #3 : Greens, field roast sausage, 1/2 chopped apple + accoutrements

Meal option #4 : Beans, roasted veggies, 1/2 c quinoa + accoutrements

Meal option #5 : Greens + beans + fried egg + avocado

Meal option #6 : 1/2 of last night's leftovers + roasted veggies + poached egg

The options are truly endless. And as I eluded to with meal #6, taking 1/2 of your leftovers and swapping in new veggies, or a new grain or adding an egg or some of what I like to call my accoutrements, makes for a new meal with a snap of your fingers. 

Swap in a new bean for a new meal. Instead of having a hard boiled egg, eat a poached one instead.

Bored of spinach? Try baby kale. Add seeds and my accoutrements for more texture, variety, flavor and nutrition. 

What are some of your quick and easy, go-to meals? Leave a comment below and inspire me!