Due to the nature of my hectic existence, I’m often really tired when I get home and don’t cook. I’ve known this about myself for a long time, and long ago found a food I could make very quickly that was still healthy: frozen dumplings from Trader Joe’s. I love those things and will eat them every day. This weekend I decided that I am going to start eating them for lunch as it’s much less expensive and to break myself from my Hale & Hearty soups habit. That stuff is great, but expensive.
My dilemma is that if I eat dumplings for lunch, I don’t want to have them for dinner, too. Otherwise it would comprise 80% of my diet. At the same time, it’s hard to find food that can be cooked quickly (i.e. mainly pre-prepared) that is also good for you. No unnecessary preservatives and other junk. Would also help if it was inexpensive. I’m going to try to do more weekend cooking, but, oddly, my weekends are hectic, too. So, I need some other alternatives.
I beseech you, o readers of my blog, to offer some suggestions. My criteria: food that is ready within 15 minutes, that requires very little or no preparation, that is healthy, that isn’t expensive. I’m an omnivore, but I’m trying to limit my pork and beef intake. Fish and chicken are cool, though. I fear I may be asking too much, but I found the dumplings, didn’t I? There has to be more.