I have to say, one thing I love about a fridge stocked with whole foods is the versatility I have with meals. Combinations, portion sizes, and prep time are all totally in my control. Sometimes, I get home and I’m ready to take on that intimidating new ethnic recipe I’ve wanted to try. Other times, I want to branch out on my own and do a little experimentation. And other other times like tonight, I just want something fast, light, and satisfying. Cooking from scratch means the fridge is always full, and the possibilities are truly endless. While I did plan on tackling a particularly interesting recipe tonight, I came home from work mentally exhausted, and was able to throw together a dinner that was much more suited to my mood.
Roasted cabbage is something literally ANYONE can cook. All I did was pre-heat the oven to 375 and toss a couple hunks of cabbage in. I lightly drizzled some olive oil, and completed the dish with some garlic and onion powder, pepper, and basil. Pop those suckers in the oven for a half hour and you’re in business!
I also threw together a salad with produce from my trip to the farmer’s market last Sunday. Chopped romaine, bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, & pepitas with a little balsamic drizzled on. That’s the stuff.
All in all, dinner took about a 20 minutes to prep (the cabbage obviously took a little longer than that to cook, but prep time was super short!). Yes, my salad WAS prepared in a pot. I just threw all my dishes in the dishwasher and had to improvise! Still tasted amazing though!
I know foods I post sometimes have lengthy prep times, or seem complicated to reproduce, but hopefully today’s post proves to you that eating a clean, unprocessed diet can be both healthy AND simple! Food is either as simple or as complicated as you want it to be, and tonight I ate a clean, vegan, totally unprocessed meal that I was able to enjoy less than 40 minutes after walking in the door after a long, crazy day of work.
What healthy meals do you prepare when you’re short on time?