So, it's been awhile since I've posted. I wanted to share my favorite meal idea, one I've been eating for the last 6 months. I've eaten this almost EVERYDAY for the last 6 months, it's that easy and healthy. And it's cheap!
Make a whole grain, such as brown rice, wild rice, or quinoa. If you have a rice cooker, this is even easier to make. Add canned beans (I make dried beans in my slow cooker, so easy!) or another protein such as tofu, frozen cooked chicken breast, or healthy protein of your choice. Lastly, add a vegetable. I try to eat one leafy green vegetable a day, such as swiss chard from my garden or frozen spinach. Sometimes I get bored of this and add frozen or fresh broccoli. Notice how I mention frozen foods a lot? You can get inexpensive frozen vegetables and protein (chicken, shrimp, or salmon) from Aldi or another discount grocery store. Most frozen foods are flash frozen, meaning they are frozen once they are picked or caught at the freshest moment. In addition, having frozen items means that you always have a healthy option on hand for a quick meal. Throw some rice in the rice cooker and you are done! Add a sauce to make it interesting (a low salt sauce!). You can make this vegan, vegetarian, or not.