THREE Go-To Meals When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

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Can we start with some quick business?

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Since I’m working on actually getting a legit newsletter together for the blog, I figured I should transition the RSS emails over to my email provider as well. If you’re currently signed up for post emails please don’t be alarmed if they start look a bit different…and more than anything, please don’t be surprised if you end up getting a couple from me each day while I work out the kinks and get the old provider to stop sending. (I’m hoping this won’t happen, but it’s more of a warning…I’m fairly tech savvy but struggling to figure out where to turn off the emails without turning off subscriptions for everyone…HALP?!)

Now that that’s all out of the way, we can get to the fun stuff…THE FOOD!

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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I’m in a total food rut. Break up aside, I just haven’t felt like cooking or really being creative in the kitchen. It’s felt like so much work to think of something to make and then the panic sets in about how much the groceries will cost and how that may affect my budget and next thing you know, I’ve taken what would have been a fun, delicious (and probably not actually budget killing) meal into a cause for concern. By the time that scenario has played out, the last thing I want to do is cook.

The alternative versions of this story is me coming home from work STARVING and not having the patience to wait for food to cook or just being too tired to put much into dinner. With that, these are three of my go-to dinners for any of the above nights and items that I make sure are always on hand!

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1. Eggs & Sweet Potatoes

I ALWAYS make sure I have eggs and some kind of potato on hand. I prefer sweet potatoes but changing it up with a good ol’ white potato is yummy too. These meals are easy, quick and take very little effort. Plus I can change up how I’m cooking the eggs (scrambled, over easy, omelet) if I’m looking for some change.

2. Kitchen Sink Salad

Aka: BIG salad with anything and everything that’s in the fridge. I will legit just toss leftovers on a bed of lettuce or even an egg on a bed of greens and call it a meal. It’s easy, filling and cleans out the fridge. 😉

3. Smoothie

I get that we don’t want to drink all of our calories for every meal but there are some days when I just don’t have it in me. You can pile so many nutrients into a simple smoothie and for the days when that’s all I can muster, a smoothie is the perfect solution! And sometimes I like to put my smoothies in a bowl and eat them with a spoon…then it’s more like soup anyway. 😉

What are some of your go-to meals when you don’t feel like cooking?

18 thoughts on “THREE Go-To Meals When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

  1. Selma

    I love salads like that. Not only does it empty the fridge, it is never the same kind of salad. Perfect for spring, and since we are having 75 degrees I think it’s time to empty my fridge again. Thanks for the reminder.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Charlotte

    <3 this post! I'm all about kitchen (and cabinet) dump meals and actually just yesterday made a salad with an egg on top to get rid of some veggies that were about to turn. It's weird, I feel oddly satisfied when I can use up all the veggies before they go bad. Only me?

    Hope you have a great weekend, momma! XOXO
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  3. Kelsie

    I’ve never tried anything with eggs and sweet potatoes! Will have to give it a go. I always go with tacos or spaghetti in a pinch ha!

  4. Rachel

    Love the egg and sweet potato idea. I’m also a huge proponent of kitchen sink salads. I do this often. 🙂

    I just went through (am still going through) some tech fun over here, too, so I totally know how you feel. I can’t help but I can offer my sympathy! Lol.

  5. Lindsay

    I’ve been struggling this week, too. I’m just tired of cooking!!! I’m home by myself til Sunday, which means if I don’t plan what I eat, it’s all going to hell in a handbag. Lol.
    I hope you’re doing well, Katie, considering…. 😉 xoxo have a great weekend hun.
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