Here with another food post about something I ate along the way of the losing weight journey. I wanted to show you how I “doctor up” foods I buy at grocery stores (this one was Trader Joe’s) that are mostly prepared. Now I don’t recommend that eating prepared (read: pre-packaged, processed meals) foods is a good idea most of the time, but once in a while it can be a meal life-savor. This is true especially when cooking may be out of the question or time just won’t stand for it. Just try to find the highest quality of prepared meal possible. Organic would be best, but don’t sweat it. I won’t at least.
First, start with the meal of your choice. I don’t know why, but this appealed to me when I was shopping around at Trader Joe’s one day. Although not the most healthy of dishes, I somehow was swept up in a moment of impulse and bought it. Rather than throw it out, due to it’s not-so-healthy contents, I decided to use it as a base and add items to it “beef” up the nutrition factor.
So rooting around in my vegetable bin and freezer, I found some items that needed to be eaten up that would be perfect additions to the packaged meal. I wanted to add: Stir-Fry oil, a whole package of shrimp, half and onion, bell peppers, summer squash and (not pictured) a hot pepper, an egg and chopped cilantro.