Healthy Food For Lazy People

There’s a stereotype that geeks eat a lot of junk food.  But other than Utz Party Mix and a particular kind of potato chip, I’d say what I tend to eat is more "snack food" than "junk food".  I eat a lot of mixed nuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds, as well as popcorn and granola bars.

I’ve come to realize that laziness is the primary factor in determining what I eat.  I will almost always choose, say, a can of mixed nuts that I can just crack open and eat over something that I need to prepare.

In light of this, I’m trying to come up with & keep on hand foods that are more healthy but still require little or no preparation.  Here are some of my staples:

orange juice with "lots of pulp"
salsa & tortilla chips (OK, and cheese)
apple sauce (in individual 4-oz containers)
berry apple sauce
granola bars and nuts, as mentioned

What else should be on my list?

Posted by Anthony on 4 replies


01. Jul 29, 2009 at 04:16pm by Mom:

I get lots of tips from Sparkpeople that have been very useful.  But you are now old enough to play with your food :>} so enjoy creating, preparing and cooking up tasty whole meals while you have some great conversations with your bride or friends that join you for dinner and can pitch in a help.  Bon Appetite!

02. Jul 30, 2009 at 12:38am by Anthony:

enjoy creating, preparing and cooking up tasty whole meals

Yeah... but the point is that I don’t enjoy that.  What I enjoy is minimizing the time and effort required to arrange the meeting between my food and my belly.

03. Aug 6, 2009 at 04:34pm by Tasha:

Um, how about an on call chef?

Ok, some things we do: boil a dozen eggs on Sunday, put them in bowl in the fridge, just crack-n-eat all week. Buy a block of cheese, cut it into cubes (again I do a lot of prep of Sunday for all week eating) and eat w/pretzels for a snack that has carbs, protein & dairy. Buy 32 oz. yogurt containers (we go thought 4 of these/week) to eat in a bowl w/fresh berries or throw in a blender w/ frozen fruit, we do these smoothies every morning (Dan gets a banana) & they’re filling and yummy. Grill up a bunch of chicken (Sunday) and eat the leftovers all week, chicken salad sandwiches, cut up & thrown in a green salad, just eaten cold.

I guess it just really depends on what kinds of food you like...

04. Aug 6, 2009 at 05:25pm by Anthony:

Thanks for the suggestions.  That all sounds pretty tasty!  So what time are the smoothies?

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