school + work + jobs + sports + life = no time to eat
Does this look like the math equation for eating for your family? We all know that drive-through fast-food isn't the best fix for everyday but trying to fit healthy meals into a busy day can make the Leadville 100 (an ultra-marathon in Colorado) look like a walk in the park.
Here is a sample menu that may work for your family.
Clean out the fridge; throw away anything that is past its prime and make a list of what you will need for the week (note: write your list in order of the aisles - no wandering up & down the aisles).
It's a pain in the fanny, but no one shops at 6:30am--you get a great parking spot next to the cart rack and can breeze through the aisles (and everything is fresh). Early morning shopping will save you at least 15-30 minutes/trip (try it!).
Grilled chicken. Corn on the cob. Grilled squash
* Vegetables for the week: when prepping dinner, cut up vegetables for munching on throughout the week as well as for salads (time crunch? buy them pre-cut at the salad bar)
Chicken.corn.black bean quesadillas
Slice some of the remaining chicken, cut the corn off of the cob, toss both with canned black beans (drained & rinsed) and cheese, cumin, ancho chili powder, granulated garlic, and onion powder; brush tortillas with a little oil and fill with the chicken filling; pan fry, grill, or broil; serve with salsa and a salad
Chicken Pasta Saute
Slice the remaining chicken, halve some grape tomatoes, cut the squash & onions into bite-size pieces; sauté with a little basil, oregano, garlic, and thyme and toss with a jarred tomato sauce and pasta; serve with a frozen vegetable
Eat out - you've done a great job cooking!
Mixed grill. Sweet potatoes. Salad
salad - buy pre-cut and washed lettuce and finish up the vegetables you cut on Sunday.
Left overs from Thursday
Stay tuned for more ideas and some cooking classes at the store