Not to get all preachy but… NUTRITION: It’s kind of a big deal. Really, though, who doesn’t want to look good nekkid? Here’s my unsolicited opinion: If you want to makeover your outsides, a good place to start is by making over your insides. I’m not trying to be philosophical. I mean literally make-over the inside of your refrigerator.
Last month when I gave up whole grains (gasp!) and legumes (double gasp!), I needed to fill the rest of my meal with more vegetables. (And this is the part where I lose the Epic Meal Time crew.) Up until that point most vegetables ended up as science experiment gone awry in the bottom of my refrigerator. (A secret that I keep from my grandma who grew up during The Depression.)
So, I made a system for an organized refrigerator that has made all the difference. I went to Target and stocked up some containers. Then I just got chop happy and started prepping all my veggies. SERIOUSLY? Why didn’t I think to do this sooner?!
I also buy 3-4 leafy green lettuces at once (spinach, escarole, butter lettuce, arugula, red leaf lettuce, or green leaf lettuce.) So, now when it’s time for lunch, I bust out my Super Salad Buffet options to make one of these Big Ass Salads and all I have to add is some protein like hard boiled eggs or leftover chicken. And when it’s time for dinner, I just reach in, grab a few tubs, pop open the lid, and add some veggies to sautee or roast or steam as a side dish.
Eventually, I’d like to replace these veggies with in-season vegetables from a Community Supported Agriculture co-op. But for now I will do what I can. Because, oh, this is too easy NOT to do.