How I eat healthily as a disorganised person

Monday, May 9, 2022

Here’s how I manage to eat healthily as someone with executive dysfunction and almost no interest in food:

  1. Frozen everything
    1. Did you know you can get frozen garlic cubes? Frozen chopped onion? You literally just heat up oil and toss them directly in from frozen. This is the only way I can ever make sauces.
    2. Frozen veg – I think spinach and broccoli work best; I just pour hot water over and microwave for 2 mins. And I add spinach to literally everything.
    3. Frozen fruit – peaches, pineapple, berries… again, just microwave for 2 mins, or add directly to a smoothie.
  2. Tomato puree. Even easier than tinned tomatoes – just mix tomato puree with water for an instant sauce (use the frozen garlic to give this flavour).
  3. Canned coconut milk. Add to tomatoe puree and curry spice and you have a basic curry sauce in 2 mins.
  4. Microwave and dishwasher. You can steam vegetables in the microwave in a bowl with a little water for 2-3 minutes, then put the bowl in the dishwasher. No pans to wash up = much more likely to cook veg.
  5. Huel. It’s not the best but if I’m really struggling to cook anything it’s super useful to be able to just make a Huel smoothie (I add soya milk, frozen spinach and frozen fruit).
  6. Rice cooker. Although even being organised enough to think half an hour ahead and put rice on doesn’t work for me that often, in which case:
  7. Rye bread. I also freeze loaves of bread, then toast to defrost.
Frozen garlic cubes: game-changer

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