With all that (and work too) I have needed some quick and easy go-to meals while staying healthy. Here is what I have been eating lately:
My version of Heuvos Rancheros - chopped up lettuce instead of tortilla or chips, sloppy joe/chili, topped with a fried egg and avocado. DELICIOUS! I have had this for breakfast on the go and even for a quick dinner after a run. All it takes is to fry the eggs, warm up the chili and chop up the lettuce and avocado. Sometimes I have avocado on hand, sometimes I add a little bacon on the side. :)
Chicken soup - last week I grabbed a rotisserie chicken. Not the best sourced meat, but I needed some meat on the go... I ate the chicken breast in lettuce wraps, sliced and warmed, and I enjoyed the legs and wings too. :) But then I had the bones and a little meat on them leftover. I boiled it with water, carrots and some peppercorns for about 45 minutes. I strained the broth, added some chicken breast and frozen veggies. Delicious in less than an hour. I made 3 bowls of this and had it to heat up for lunch later in the week.
Lettuce wraps and taco salad - I cut up a head of iceberg lettuce into large leaves and packed them along with a bowl of the sloppy joe/chili. Heat up the chili and spoon into the lettuce, roll up and enjoy! The cold lettuce and the slightly spicy hot chili is a perfect combo! These have been my go-to lunch for the last two weeks. Sometimes I just cut up the lettuce though and it's kind of like nachos or a taco salad! Top with whatever you have - tomatoes, avocados, salsa, etc. Yum!
Just because you are busy doesn't mean you can't eat well! Plan ahead, and make a big batch of something you can eat lots of different ways. You will enjoy your meals and nourish your body!