prepare in advance...
I wanted to share a few things I started doing recently, to help me plan my meals better.
I'm honestly not a big salad person. But doing this helped me eat three salads between yesterday & today.
I went to the grocery store to get my salad ingredients, then came home & started washing & chopping. I took 3 tupperware containers and put in all of my salad ingredients (except the dressing). I also put in 1/4 of a paper towel sheet, because that's supposed to help keep the moisture down from the lettuce. Put my tupperware in the fridge and voila! I have a great salad already prepared. I can grab the container, an individual packet of dressing, and I am good to go.
Salad stuff in case you're curious:
I *LOVE* smoothies. But when I buy berries, they go bad so quickly! So I saw some great looking blueberries at the grocery store. Brought them home, washed them, and separated them into a few ziploc bags. Stuck them in the freezer. Now when I want some berries for my smoothie, I have some blueberries ready to go! I plan on getting strawberries too.
Oh, and I took some of the leftover spinach (from my salads) and vacuum sealed them and stuck those in the freezer too. I wasn't sure if the spinach would be ok in normal ziploc bags. I love to put a handful of spinach in my smoothies. If you take the stems off, you can't taste it (the stems add a little crunch).
Typical stuff in my smoothies:
1/2 cup of low fat soy milk
sometimes crushed ice