I keep it no secret that I am two things:
1. A healthy eater
2. The laziest cook ever
Lately, I’ve been really grossed out by chicken (I go through stages), hardboiled eggs, and big pieces of raw vegetables. (I don’t know why, ok? IdowhatIwant.)
Enter two of my most valuable finds! If you follow me on Instagram (@aStoryofCorrie), you may have seen a few of these pics already.
The OXO Salad Chopper.
I hate making salads at home. It’s time consuming, I never have *enough* stuff in it to actually make it taste good, and I don’t like chewing stems and raw kale. I bought this upon recommendation from one of my favorite fit bloggers, JillFit. It’s basically a huge, hard bowl with a chopper that looks a lot like a double pizza cutter. It. Is. Amazing. I got it last week from Amazon and I’m OBSESSED.
Right now, I just throw a ton of raw vegetables into the bowl, some healthy fat like a little cheese, avocado, almonds or a good quality bacon, a good serving of protein like chicken breast, ground turkey, or hardboiled eggs that I pre made, and chop it up. Makes at least a few meals.
NO ONE can tell me that’s not easy enough. You could even make chicken in the crockpot OVERNIGHT, and throw some vegetables in there and make a salad. And really, who doesn’t like eating salad with a spoon… sans stems and raw asparagus?
And even if you told me that really ISN’T easy enough? Enter my next idea:
A local food share!
I found Annie’s Buying Club through a friend, and I love it! It’s a local, organic co-op. I pay a fee every other week, choose from about 8 different “boxes” of produce, and then pick up my box from someone’s house. The produce is great quality. Organic, local and fresh … and I get to pick up from someone who lives less than 3 miles from me.
Here’s a photo of just ONE of my shares. If you want to know exactly what I get, I choose the 3/4 share (it has both fruit and veggies) and it costs $38 every other week. It’s more than enough for just me. It’s a huge box of stuff!
I save a ton of money this way! I was purchasing produce from our local farmer’s market, but this is even better. They have pickups all over Florida.
These two things help me out SO much! I am getting so much more veggies in my life… can’t ever go wrong with that. I can’t stop talking about them!
Hope these tips and tools help you busy people out! Have you ever tried a local co-op?