Lately I’ve been coming home from a busy day at the office and a hard workout at the gym craving a meal that will fill me up with healthy-goodness. That’s when I look in my fridge and sadly realize I haven’t gone to the grocery store lately and have little, to no, protein filled, nutritious dish to whip up.
How does a girl cope? I present to you, frozen shrimp! (Yes, I’m shocked I’m suggesting frozen shrimp too…)
When I first started grocery shopping for myself, I would go to the store and buy everything fresh I could find. Fruits, veggies, chicken, fish… the list went on and on. But one person just can’t go through that much fresh food before it goes bad. It would lead to a hundred dollars a month just thrown into the trash. Not too mention, more frequent grocery store runs when all my food was spoiled.
That’s when I found the frozen food aisle! Specifically (for this blog post) frozen shrimp :)
They’re the perfect addition to anything! On a bed of lettuce, a small potion of linguini with lemon juice, or on top of spaghetti squash. Instead of having to buy multiple different fresh items and risk some going bad, you can focus on just getting lettuce, lemons, or spaghetti squash.
Frozen shrimp are even a great snack by themselves, cooked up with some Old Bay! Knowing that you have a healthy snack, or protein addition to a meal, at all times is a great way to eat healthier, go to the store less, and save money.
After getting home from Europe this weekend, I’ve had very limited ingredients in my fridge. After a bit of rummaging I pulled together quite a delicious meal!
– frozen shrimp (sautéed with olive oil and Old Bay)
– organic spinach
– raw organic beets
– goat cheese
– balsamic vinaigrette
– cracked pepper
See! I only needed one “fresh” ingredient (spinach) to make this perfect dinner creation!
Make sure to get frozen shrimp that have no tails and have already been deveined! They are so much cleaner, faster, and easier. Frozen turkey meatballs and frozen chicken breasts are great things to have on hand as well!
What are your go-to dishes you make when you haven’t been to the grocery store in a while? What are you easy cooking shortcuts to make a healthy meal?