Is this fast food or food fast?

4 years ago
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Do you like fast food? I like food fast especially when I’m hungry. A few nights ago I challenged my taste testers to make some food fast because everyone was starving and it had been a long day. They managed to pull out several bags of pre-cut vegetables, place them on a tray, and pour some dressing into a bowl. This took 3 minutes. 

Try this vegetable tray idea the next time you’re craving something crunchy and need it in 3 minutes. Yes it was 3 minutes. Don’t you believe me? 

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I’m not saying to you that this is a balanced meal because it’s not. It’s a great way to start a meal. I’m also not saying I never eat fast food from a restaurant. What I am saying is to rethink the idea of food and how it can be fast as well as healthy. 

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Fast meals come together quick with frozen vegetables.

I bought these in the freezer section at my local Target. At a moments notice I can whip up a satisfying pepper and mushroom frittata without having to add chopping time. Now I definitely do my fair share of chopping in the kitchen, but there are just some days that I need a few more minutes to conquer other tasks. Have you taken on a butternut squash? It’s not an easy job.

Frozen vegetables give you the option to use them at your leisure. You don’t have the pressure to eat the same vegetables every day this week before they spoil. Right now I’m working through a big bag of Kale. Yes I like kale, but by the third or fourth day I start craving a different green.

One other major bonus, none of these frozen vegetables have anything added. The ingredient list is what you see on the package. I love it! 

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The same goes for frozen fruit. It’s great in cereal, yogurt, smoothies, and you name it. 

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One of my favorite smoothies is fresh baby spinach, frozen peaches, ripe banana, ice, and almond milk. The peaches and banana make it creamy and smooth. 

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I try to find ways to make the best use of my time and with these ready to eat options available to us,  I can’t think of an easier way to eat healthy. 

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