Sometimes I have evenings where I don't feel like marinating meat, prepping vegetables, seasoning the meal to perfection, and cooking a delicious concoction.
However, to stay in the budget and healthy - eating out isn't an option either.
So, I resort to comfort food.
Nights like this occur when:
-the husband is out of town
-Sunday evenings after a busy weekend
-at the end of a long, crazy, never-ending day
But often comfort foods/easy-quick meals include frozen pizza, mac n' cheese (ish), macoroni & ketchup (one of my favorites).
But here is something I've found as my "go-to" comfort meal. And it's full of good fiber and veggies! And it's even gluten free (for my GF readers :D)
Painfully easy, but delicious! Trust me on this one.
-1 can black beans or kidney beans or red beans (whatever your feeling or whatever is in your pantry!)
-1 can stewed tomatoes
-Chop up some red/green/yellow peppers
-Chop up some onions
-Throw a few sprigs of fresh cilantro or parsley (or dried if you don't have fresh herbs)
-Cook 1/2 cup of Quinoa (that way you'll have left-overs)
Throw it all together in a bowl or plate. It's kind of a soupy, pasta-like, delicious concoction! And if you're really feeling the need for comfort (like when I'm craving mac 'n' ketchup) - I even put a little ketchup on top.
(So, as you can see - my Wellness Wednesday is kind of lame this week. But, I've been writing a giant Capstone paper. All I can think about is angioplasty, CABG, and other things related to heart disease.
I. Am. So. Over. It. !!!!