Since moving out, I’ve been trying to plan out low-effort but nutritious meals.
My goals are:
- I don’t want to have to think about cooking or eating.
- I’m happy to eat bland and tasteless food
Once, while chopping onions for a meal, I realized: there’s almost certainly a machine that can chop 100,000 onions per hour. I recognize that a lot of people derive pleasure and relaxation from cooking a delicious meal (indeed, I’m probably one of them). But, at this time, I’m barely coping as it is, and if I don’t have a quick meal prepared I just as often don’t eat at all, (or I eat e.g. a whole box of granola bars).
With this in mind, and the Meal prep does not seem like the best use of my time.
it’s unfortunate that the fruits of industrialization.
most precooked options seem to be less healthy - high salt, trans fats, etc.
Groceries are one of my largest expenses. In fact I accidentally spent $600 in groceries one month - I’m still not quite sure how.
Recently (after), I ate .
I tried eating vegetarian for a while (legumes). I was just on the edge - it’s actually not inexpensive to do so.
I am not a diet expert! I have no guarantee that this will not harm you.
It’s awesome to see the similarities between cooking and science.
- Co-op roast beef sandwich
- USask ag cafe
keeping a desk pantry i think a good idea. I don’t seem to have time for breakfast most days, so I get a bit fuzzy by mid afternoon. The vending machine is expensive nowadays and the food is not the best.
Things i’ve used at the desk pantry
Great but fairly expensive and not really satiating. I once ate half a box in one sitting! I feel like there’s way too much sugar in almost all the options for this to be worthwhile.
There’s a lot of fancy brands that come in smallish boxes - however usually on the bottom shelves there are typically big bulk boxes. Got a lot cheaper once I noticed that!
This is great stuff - reasonably filling (though only a few hundred cals per can) and saves time and money if i forgot to pack a lunch on a certain day. Since it needs heating, though, not an instant snack. It’s also a little impractical to walk down the stairs at work with a brimming bowl of soup. Need a can opener unless you get a pull-tab can.
Lots of different brands.
Was looking for non-perishable food I can keep at work. Soups were getting a little old, and besides it’s only a few hundred calories per can. Here’s another option, basically equivalent to ramen noodles:
6-month expiry date. These sachets are 2/$6 at Walmart. Lots of different flavors.
I also put some tuna in my drawer for a pinch.
Cuscus is another storable, quick-to-prepare food - I just use the work kettle. You need to be able to put a lid on whatever container you use to cook it.
Peanuts and almonds.