More unfucking my life, in general
Two weeks into the new apartment means I’m two weeks into brushing my teeth twice a day EVERY day; I’m two weeks into keeping all of my flat surfaces clean; I’m two weeks into finally realizing that it really is easier if I would just take that plate to the kitchen right now than it will be if I wait until I’m ready to go to bed, say I’ll do it in the morning, then wake up to dirty dishes everywhere. We’re two weeks without dish mountain. We’re two weeks of doing laundry and putting it away as soon as it’s dry. We’re two weeks without a floordrobe.
Guys. THIS FEELS AMAZING.
Husband is also two weeks into going to the gym. Our old apartment didn’t have one and we didn’t have the funds for a gym membership, but the new apartment has a really nice gym, so he has gone every day except one. I went myself yesterday, and with him today, and am making a goal of going at least three days a week from here on out.
But here’s the real problem: food.
I am severely underweight, and my husband is a little overweight. I eat cheetos and chocolate and pop tarts and various other crap, because it’s the only thing my appetite will consistently accept; that means that our pantry is full of junk food that’s easy for me, but not healthy for either of us.
I gave one of my piano students a little cheat sheet yesterday based on ufyh ideas: two minutes of playing slow, now two minutes of playing staccato, now two minutes of playing in rhythms; this time vary dynamics, now touch, etc; and as soon as you lose focus, take a couple minute break and then come back to it, because 5 focused minutes will be 20 times better than 10 unfocused minutes. I know she practices, but it will be so much easier when it’s literally written out exactly what to do for the next ten minutes. Now she can do ten minutes of solid practice, instead of three minutes of trying to decide what she should work on and seven minutes of fluffy practice.
I need a food cheat sheet. This is where I need help, if anyone in teamufyh (or anywhere else) has any suggestions.
For lunch today, I made a turkey & egg sandwich. It was delicious. Why haven’t I ever thought about that before? Or a grilled cheese? Why do I forget grilled cheese sandwiches exist?
Basically, I want a cheat sheet for easy, not-disgustingly-unhealthy meals. So far, I’ve got an egg sandwich, a grilled cheese sandwich, a burrito… And that’s about where my creativity ends. Can you help me?
- screamin-butts answered: Salads are a quick & beautiful thing. Try spinach with half a can of drained mandarin oranges and bacon crumbles, with spinach salad dressing
- notquitecrazyenough answered: this! i live on wholemeal rice crackers & pumpkin dip, almonds, dried fruit. keep cooked rice in fridge, mix veges/cheese etc & egg, bake.
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- roulettegirl answered: Peanut butter sandwiches (organic or low-fat peanut butter), tuna sandwiches with mustard instead of mayo, avocado blt with turkey bacon.
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- thurszilla answered: I’m the same way. microwavable rice, frozen veggies, sauce (butter, soy, hoisin, whatever…) = nom.
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- therufs answered: tuna salad, microwave nachos,quesadillas, tuna melts, scrambled eggs, toast, nuts, yogurt but NOT the full-of-sugar kind, ovaltine…
- lorimakesquilts answered: Fried rice—cold rice, chopped veg &/or meat, beat egg w/sesame oil and soy sauce, fry each alone, rice w/sesame oil & soy sauce, mix & eat
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- parknmadison answered: How about Italian? Lasgne, baked ziti, etc.?
- bowlingforgerbils answered: Peanut butter or other nut butter sandwiches, grilled chicken wrap, hummus and cheese sandwiches.
- maryofdoom answered: Pasta and stuff is easy and tasty. Plus adaptable to whatever you have on hand. And you can add meat, or veggies, or whatever you’ve got.
- hugoalexandertimothycartwright answered: I like soups or stir frys where you can throw anything you want into one pan. Easy way to cook lots of veggies together, too.:)
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- nina-in-technicolor answered: Lauramargaret, Answer doesn’t lend itself to recipes. Please e-mail me: technicolor_nina(at)yahoo.com. I have many you can make in 10-20min.
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- sameone answered: Raw veggies & tortilla chips with hummus or bean dip! Great alone or with a sandwich. Use baby carrots & pre-cut veggies for simplicity.
- hobbiten answered: Pasta with sauce, either bought sauce or just a can of tomatoes with added spices. Red lentils (the fast-cooking ones) with bulgur.
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- h4nchan answered: I bake a tray of chicken pieces twice a week and then we use that for lunches. Thai, Mexican or tandoori spices, with green leaves only.
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- lady-vakarian answered: salad-in-a-jar.com has some AMAZING recipes that I have found fairly easy so far :)
- rawrnold answered: Cook a sweet potato in the microwave and put a fried egg on top it. So easy and healthy. I eat this almost every day for lunch.
- leafylane answered: Egg Fried Rice - Boil some rice and some veggies together, drain them when they’re done, put in a frying pan with an egg & mix it all around!
- rainydaycraftexplosion answered: Quesadillas! Delicious and similar ingredients to burritos.
- abetterfatethanwisdom answered: Hummus and pita with lettuce, some kind of meat. nachos, just put cheese on them and salsa and microwave.
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- danceswithbadgers answered: Quesadillas! Sprinkle cheese on a tortilla and then lunch meat, a little more cheese and another tortilla Use a skillet until cheese is melts
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- darlingdyad answered: If you have a waffle iron, try the delicious waffle iron grilled cheese/sammies. Make as usual, but cook for about 3-5 minutes in the iron!
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- wordsofaweirdo answered: Sauces and spices are your friends, makes anything more tasty/appetising. Milk + flavouring is good too. Also, keep a box of “laura’s food”.
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- emesbebe answered: Make yourself a dang quesadilla!!! (Does anyone get it?)
- vanessadoes answered: For easy snacking/meals that are healthy, pick up some almonds. Split into bags immediately for a grab-n-go snack.
- serenevannoy answered: Spaghetti with tomato sauce. Big salad. Pita with hummus, sprouts, and tomato. Baked (or nuked) potato with stuff on it.
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