I go through swings where food is amazing and an adventure to me, to something required to stay alive and I have almost no appetite for. Living by myself makes food prep really difficult, but oftentimes I don't have a choice (it's a lot cheaper to buy bulk and make cheap dinners than buy prepared food or frozen entrees, with the exception of RAMEN). On my days off is usually when I cook as much as I can for the week, from throwing meat in a marinade and in the oven to stir-frys and baked treats. Rice is a big part of my diet, and so are green beans and broccoli. They go with like, everything, and are decent sources of vitamins and fiber. I mix it up with other veggies like corn, carrots, spinach, etc.
ROFL, basically >>2841
oh, whatever I can find that's reduced for quick sale and under 10 dollars I get at the store. if it's like 11-15 dollars and really good ( just got some AWESOME marinated pork ribs today im so excited) I'll make an exception above 10$
I like baking which can take up a good chunk of time with more complicated recipes.
And I like good food in general, so I'll put effort into making good food.
The trick is to make freezer meals you can just pop into the oven for a while, like individual meat pies. You have to prep it, but then you get good food even when you're lazy.
When I am lazy though, I'll just cook some pasta or eggs or something like that.
My staple foods are the following:
Spinach (fresh and prewashed)
Various potted beans and lentils
Various soy products
Potted tomatoes in sauce
Potted corn kernels
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I usually just slap Sabra hummus or cheese onto a pita pocket for lunch. I have a pretty sedentary lifestyle, so I rarely crave more than a fistful of food at a time, which leads to a bland and simple diet mostly composed of bread and a topping.
I have about four different varieties of bread on hand at the moment: sliced baguettes, Einstein Bros. bagels in several flavors (with their onion and chive shmear), pita pockets, tortillas, and sliced Wonderbread. I'm not a salami or cold cut person, so I usually just stack generic sliced cheese (swiss, provolone, cheddar, colby jack, etc.) or butter onto something and split. For breakfasts, snacks, and sweets I stick to greek yogurt and packaged wafer cookies.
Other than that, I actually put some effort into my dinner meals. A good spinach salad and garnished pasta usually takes thirty minutes to prepare, since I wash the hell out of the spinach first. Soup and bruschetta takes around fifteen minutes.
Scrambled eggs or quesadillas take no time at all.