I thought of making the title of this post a little cuter or shorter but honestly… it is what it is.
I’ve talked about this before on my Instagram, but I am simply not a meal-prepper. I would love to be the type of person that proudly displays their thirty glass Tupperwares of meal-prep for the week. I salute these people. I am in no way one of them.
For one, I don’t often have the time nor the storage containers to cook for hours in preparation for my week. Also, my cravings are unpredictable, as are most of my weeknights – not only am I not sure what I’ll want to eat on a Wednesday night, but I also might not even be at home to eat it. Food waste is uncool and I’m not trying to contribute to that.
This is all to say, that it is a glorious thing to come home to some food at the end of the day, and tailor the rest of the food to your time and energy. This is why I have a mini-prep-method where I make three things in total: one savory entrée like a pasta, grain, or legume, one pan of roasted vegetables, and one sweet snack/dessert (usually, a no-bake). This little dada method (lol I hate myself) takes about an hour, maximum.
SO, for your convenience and in pursuit of your life goals and ambitions, I have compiled of options for you under each of these categories. I hope you enjoy this little method, and that it makes your life just a little bit easier. Because we all have enough things to worry about!
VEGETABLES (roasting formula)
I like to use broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes here. My simple formula is to preheat your oven to 400 degrees, toss the vegetables in 1-2 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Roast in the oven for about 35 minutes, or as long as you’d like if you prefer a charred vegetable like me. Keep these in the oven while your savory entrée is workin’ it out on the stove.
SWEET SNACK / DESSERT
All I’m going to say about these is…crucial. It’s nice to have something sweet waiting for you in the fridge or freezer. Gotta have something to look forward to.
No-Bake Sunflower Caramel Bites
No-Bake Peanut Butter Truffles
Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies
I hope you enjoyed this round up – let me know if you make any of these – and tag me @dadaeats on Instagram when you do!
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