I rarely make full on recipes because, well, I just don’t have time for that. I use whatever is in my fridge and I create a meal that takes under 30 minutes. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, my meal has to be made quickly or I’ll just end up snacking. I recently shared a post with 16 meals I have made at home for me and my husband that takes under 30 minutes and you guys seemed to love that post so I wanted to continue sharing posts like this one every couple months. Hopefully these posts give you ideas of how to make a meal in a pinch instead of reaching for crappy food in the pantry!
Just a recap (I shared this in my previous post) – with a little planning, a little creativity, and with the help of some special ingredients, there’s really NO EXCUSE to not eat a healthy meal. It’s really freaking easy, I promise you that. You’ll see many repeats in my diet because I stick with foods that make me feel my best and that cook up quickly. Plus, I use whatever ingredients I have on hand in my freezer. So let’s get to it. Here’s a little breakdown of what I always have at home and/or purchase week to week:
- ButcherBox – Every month I get my monthly supply of grass-fed, grass-finished, antibiotic and hormone-free, pasture-raised beef, chicken and pork. This way I always have meat on hand that I can pull out of the freezer the day beforehand to make for meals the next day. And since it’s delivered to my doorstep, I don’t have to think about it, which is the best part. In every box, I always get burgers and breakfast sausage, then whatever other meat is available that month!
- Thrive Market – I try to get a Thrive Market box delivered to my doorstep every month or so. I love stocking up on coconut wraps, coconut aminos, Siete Foods sea salt grain free tortilla chips, and organic extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to follow me on instagram and my instagram stories/highlights because every time I get an order, I share those finds and goodies on my social media!
- Whole Foods or Natural Grocers or Trader Joe’s –
- Freezer section – I always like to purchase cauliflower rice, sliced bell peppers, asparagus, cauliflower and kale so if I’m in a pinch and have no fresh produce around, I can quickly defrost any of these vegetable and whip up a meal quickly.
- Produce section – I almost always purchase arugula, kale, carrots, cherry tomatoes, ripe plantains, yukon gold potatoes, sweet baby peppers, butter lettuce, honey crisp apples, cilantro, green onions and whatever other vegetable looks good.
- Pre-cut veggies – At Whole Foods (and many other grocery stores nowadays), they have pre-cut vegetables that have made a huge difference when it comes to how long it takes to make a meal. It costs a little more, but to me it’s worth it because it keeps me eating healthy. I’ll always buy pre-cut butternut squash fries, brussels sprouts, kale, beets (I buy the Love Beets brand), zucchini noodles, beet noodles, and carrot fries.
- Butcher section – Since I get all my meat from ButcherBox, I usually only purchase wild-caught fish and seafood at Whole Foods. We try to eat salmon, scallops, sea bass and whatever other fish looks good. And we’ve been eating more fish and seafood recently because my husband is on a strict diet where he can’t have chicken or pork, which is why most of my dinners are beef or fish/seafood. I love getting fish/seafood for the nights that we have limited time since it cooks up so quickly.
Let’s get to it! Remember, these aren’t recipes. Just quick recaps of how I made these meals in no time flat!
This was a super easy breakfast with everything left in the fridge! I heated up a cast iron skillet, added ghee then diced 1/2 Yukon gold potato small and cooked it until it was crispy then added 1/2 orange bell pepper, and ButcherBox breakfast sausage. Once sausage was cooked through, I added arugula, and Primal Palate meat & potato seasoning!
Read the full recipe on PaleOMG.