If you want to start eating healthier, make sure to have complex carbohydrates cooked ahead of time.  Things like lentils, brown rice and quinoa all fall into this category.  If you open your fridge and see the cooked grains, rather than seeing their raw form in the cupboard, it will be much easier to transition to a clean diet.

Another thing that always helps is a fresh bag of mixed greens. It may be more expensive, but personally, I won’t eat as much salad if I have to wash the lettuce then wait for it to dry. Do whatever works best for you when working with cooking and preparation times.

Quinoa and Lentil Stew
3 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, cooked
2 celery, chopped
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp powerdered vegetable stock (organic)
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup cooked brown lentils
1/4 cup fresh basil
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste

Cook the garlic and onion in a pan with olive oil.  Add the mushrooms and stir for a few minutes.  Add then celery and continue cooking.  Add the remaining vegetables , water and stock then cook for about 10 minutes.  Add the quinoa, lentils and fresh herbs.  This tastes much better the following day!

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