What’s Cooking? August 19, 2018

Sometimes after a long work day, I want nothing more than to sit down and eat food that I don’t have to prepare.  Lately, all my work days feel long. So to prevent falling into the take-out trap I spent my Sunday preparing some food ahead of time so that when I’m tired at the end of the day all I have to do is take a container out of the fridge and pop it in the microwave.  

I started by putting some dried black beans in the instant pot.  It was really easy and here’s the recipe I followed. I have a 3 qt instant pot, so I cut the recipe in half.  https://livesimply.me/2018/01/10/how-to-cook-dry-beans-instant-pot-pressure-cooker-recipe/

I also cooked a bunch of quinoa.  Half of the batch went into this quinoa-black bean casserole.  It’s an easy Sunday evening dinner and some good lunches for the week for me.  

Now, I also have a bunch of overripe bananas sitting on top of my fridge and one of my favorite food blogs, SkinnyTaste, has a great recipe to help use them up.  I’m doubling the recipe this time. https://www.skinnytaste.com/pb-j-healthy-oatmeal-cookies/

I think I’m also going to throw a crustless quiche together for my breakfasts.  I usually use 6 eggs, a small package of frozen spinach, and some cheddar cheese.  I pop that in the oven at 350 for about 45 minutes and it’s all set!

Having these things prepared for the week should help set me up for healthy eating success.  What helps set you up for a good week?

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