We have all been there. You get home from work starving and want to eat something healthy, but the thought of having to make an entire meal is overwhelmingly daunting. However, it is entirely possible to eat a real food meal in no time at all!
First, let's discuss some of my favorite options to have in the fridge, freezer, and pantry for easy meals.
Homemade or Primal Kitchen Mayo
Coleman Organic Chicken Spinach Sausage (or any flavor/clean brand would work!)
Applegate Farms deli meat (or any other clean brand would work)
Raw vegetables (carrots, celery, jicama, snap peas, etc)
Ground meat of choice
Plain cauliflower rice (you can find this almost anywhere now days - it is literally a game changer)
Steamer bags of veggies (those without corn, grains, or sauces - just veggies)
Individually portioned fish (my favorite is salmon)
Canned tuna or salmon (no soy added)
Canned green beans
Almond butter (no sugar added)
High quality olive or avocado oil
That will just get you started. From there, it's time to piece together some quick and easy real food meals!
1. Homemade or Primal Kitchen Mayo or a ripe avocado + canned tuna + salad greens + olive oil and lemon juice
Mix the tuna with the mayo or avocado, put it on top of salad greens, add olive oil and lemon juice on top if desired, and dig in!
2. Chicken sausage + cauliflower rice + canned green beans + butter
Heat up a pan with some butter, add in the cauliflower rice to heat it through. Slice the chicken sausages while the cauliflower rice begins cooking and add to the pan to heat through. Open and drain a can of green beans. Put them on a plate and heat them in the microwave for a minute. By the time you're finished with the beans, the cauliflower rice and sausage should be about heated through! Top with more butter and some salt.
3. Deli meat + raw veggies + avocado
This no-cook meal is super easy. Simple place rolled up pieces of deli meat on your plate with raw veggies of your choice. Add avocado, and you are all set! Bonus points for using homemade or Primal Kitchen mayo to dip your deli meat or veggies into!
Get 3-4 eggs cooking your favorite way in a pan. Add veggies of your choice: salad greens, canned green beans, or a frozen steamer bag.
5. Ground meat + cauliflower rice + butter
Heat up a pan. Add the ground meat of your choice, and get it starting to brown while breaking it apart. After a minute or two, add in the cauliflower rice and cook until the meat is cooked through. Top with sea salt and butter and dig in! Simple, but good!
Eating real food in a hurry doesn't have to be complicated. Stick to basics, and you will be surprised at how quick a meal can come together if you just try!