What’s for dinner? The age old question. My foodie super powers sometimes fail me. Beans again? Oatmeal again? Tofu baked, stir fried, or grilled? Not again.
Let’s be honest, we all get bored with cooking and eating. When I ate meat, I got bored with chicken and beef too.
Sure, sometimes I want to order a take out cheesy pizza or stop for a juicy burger but instead I fall back on something easy like green salad from pre-washed greens and I open a can of chic peas and dowse the whole thing with a prepared salad dressing or olive oil and lemon.
You know you’re going to have to eat so here are a few plan ahead tips:
Breakfast: Overnight oats, Combine equal amounts of rolled oats and nut milk and top with fresh or frozen berries in a mason jar before bed. In the morning your breakfast is ready to eat or heat it up for a minute in the microwave. Make a peanut butter sandwich. Whip up a protein smoothie with plant protein (soy, pea, hemp) fruit and greens.
Lunches: Cook a double batch of anything or everything for lunches. Prepare or buy hummus and make a sandwich with whole grain bread, lettuce and avocado.
Dinner blues?: Make and freeze a few dinners when you prep for the week. Buy a ready made frozen dinner. I like the vegan Indian options at Trader Joe’s. Stop at Whole Foods for take out. Avoid the bakery, maybe that’s just me.
Baja tip: Almost anything can be served in a tortilla with salsa.
The evidence 😂😂🌮🌮
Here’s my menu for the week. I tried to pick a few new meals. The baked tofu is really good, kale is back in season and I’ve include an African dish and a fusion bowl.
Cheers! Play with your food and try not to get bored this week.
I’m taking an online course from The Happy Pear this month. Other solutions to combat boredom: take a class, read vegan blogs, read cookbooks and cook something foreign or exotic.