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Am I getting smarter? Maybe?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

If you've been reading my blogs you've learned that even though I have the desire to eat right, I don't really like to cook. Specifically I don't like the prep and cleaning work that goes along with cooking. That's why breakfast is usually oatmeal with berries or peanut butter. Lunch is leftovers, tuna, or whatever healthy easy food I have around, and dinner I cook because a) I have to eat and b) my family usually wants to eat. Snacks are hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, nuts, or fruit. If I could get away with oatmeal for dinner I would.
I need more veggies and variety in my diet but that means I have to actually work. emoticon .......what to do?

Well, I just may have figured it out. Last week I looked in my fridge and realized I had veggies about to go bad and had the crazy idea to prep them and freeze them. So I took an hour and washed, sliced, peeled shredded and then froze what I had. It works great! Having veggies on hand all week to add to stir-frys, tacos, omelets, stuffed cabbage, lentils, etc. For one hours work, the pay-off is totally worth it. It's so easy and healthy! I'm going to do this every week.

Above are sliced onions, shredded carrots and zucchini, sliced red pepper and a beet. Below is my super-fast red pepper omelet that I made today.
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NATASHAL316 6/20/2013 10:24AM

    Great idea freezing them instead of keeping in the fridge like I did and letting them go bad! emoticon I am gonna try that.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 6/19/2013 5:17PM

    Great idea, freezing the veggies. That omelet looks so delicious!

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RHYMESWITHBABY 6/18/2013 12:38PM

    Yup! Work smarter, not harder. emoticon

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PENNYSAVER2 6/18/2013 8:49AM

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LJCANNON 6/18/2013 8:12AM

    emoticon Great Idea and wise use of time. I agree - Prep & Clean Up are No Fun. I hate to put in all that work and afterwards have "Nothing" to show for it.

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 6/18/2013 7:45AM

    suhweet!! That is awesome!! get your veggies on!

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NISSANGIRL 6/18/2013 7:15AM

    emoticon idea girl!!! and that omelet looks amazing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ITSABSURD 6/18/2013 3:41AM

    That's a great idea! I should try it!

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PASKALINI 6/18/2013 3:17AM

    heck yes!!! I love doing this. I prep whole meals and freeze the components then bam everything is cut and ready to go and we have yummy food fast. When i don't do this we get into oh well whats fast and then we make less than stellar choices. Glad this is working for you :)

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