Lately I’ve been really busy and as much as I love to cook, I just don’t have a lot of extra time during the work week. In order to keep with one of my August Goals of attempting to keep my grocery bill lower, I’ve been keeping things pretty basic and delicious around here. Here’s a little sampling of recent and budget friendly eats!
Baked Oatmeal square topped with peanut butter. I forgot this was the morning I planned to photograph my food until after I had started eating this…hence the half eaten square. Can you really blame me though? It was 6:15am! I like to have this prepped for the week because all of the ingredients are healthy and very budget friendly. Not to mention it actually keeps me full longer than 30 minutes!
Rather than buy separate lunch ingredients, I’ve been having dinner leftovers for my lunches at work. Today was brown rice pasta, marinara, spinach, lentils, bell pepper, corn and mushrooms sprinkled with nutritional yeast. I placed two large handfuls of spinach at the bottom of the tupperware container for extra greens. When I re-heat the pasta, the spinach wilts and its delicious.
My favorite simple snack at work is a quick granola bar. I love Larabars because their ingredients are so simple and delicious. I also find them more filling than other bars so they’re great for work. Today’s was Peanut Butter Cookie which is one of my faves!
Another go to simple meal for me is fried rice. I simply saute and season vegetables of choice until soft, add in cooked rice, and drizzle with Tamari. I try to make 4-6 servings of it so that I have lunches and/or another dinner. This combo was tofu, rice, spinach, red onion, and mushroom seasoned with garlic, pepper, and curry powder.
A bowl of cereal with almond milk has become a simple dessert for me. I usually have a few boxes of cereal on hand and I always have almond milk, so it’s a nice sweet treat! Check out some of my current favorites in my GF Cereal Taste Test post!
What’s your favorite simple meal? Favorite night time treat?
Tell me in the comments below!
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