Eating healthy is hard, having readily available healthy food is hard, and what if you’re also lazy? Well, well, have you come to the right place and do I have some recipes for you!
Alright, so the first thing I realized once I decided to eat healthier is that my toddler daughter already eats pretty healthy, a lot of what she eats is essentially just smaller portions of healthy adult food, and I also meal prep some items already for her. Do you get where I’m going with this? …I needed to start making more portions of the same, similar, or meal/snack ideas in that fit similar criteria. The first very simple recipe is below:
Fruit Bowl Recipe Tips
- Lemon juice. You’re going to want this fruit to last and stay as fresh as long as possible. Lemon is known as a natural preservative. The lemon will not make the fruit sour, if anything it helps bring out the sweetness. I recommend using about 2 tablespoons but when in doubt you can sprinkle a bit more, I know I do at times 🙂
- Remember to gauge and learn how much fruit you actually need or want. This is a very flexible recipe, don’t be afraid to pick the fruit you prefer, what’s in season, and what is generally easier for you. I personally get fresh berries and apples but I’m completely fine with getting frozen peaches and mangoes, in which I prep this in the night so they thaw by morning.
- Some fruit stays fresher than others. In my experience pears have been terrible with keeping the brown at bay. I have literally coated them in lemon juice but they will still brown and get quite unappealing within 2 or 3 days. You have been warned.
- Make sure the fruit is coated in the lemon juice as much as possible. I put the lid on the container and shake the crap out of it- back and forth, side to side, and even some quick flips upside down (make sure the lid is firmly secure and in place).
I hope these tips help! Now onto the next recipe:
Bean Salad Recipe Tips
- Lemon Juice. Yes, lemon juice is very useful. Once again, I use about 2 tablespoons and shake the crap out of the container to make sure everything is coated.
- Salt & Spices. I recommend adding a tsp of salt or two depending on preference, but keep in mind that the store bought guacamole will probably have plenty, and you can use that for the little kick you want in each bite. Other spices that I have used in the past in varying amounts have been cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and pepper.
- Feel free to be flexible. Maybe add some flank steak or rotisserie chicken to your serving? I use this recipe for a quick snack/lunch after my workouts and while my daughter is still napping, but it can always be used as a family dinner- add your favorites e.g vegetables, meat, etc.
Well, those two are the first of many healthy lazy mom recipes with more to come…eventually. Please let me know if you have any tips, suggestions, or if you’ve tried them out. I’m always looking for growth and improvement.