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Side benefits to being lazy

January 18th, 2013 at 06:34 am

Since we have stopped eating out as much, we now have to go home and cook after work. But, we are lazy. So one of our staple meals has become a french baguette (take and bake loaves are wonderful)and cut up veggies. The baguette has either brie smeared on on it or we dip it in oil and balsamic vinegar and the veggies are whatever is in the house dipped in ranch. Our meal prep is the time to heat the oven plus the 10 min bake time for the bread so about 15 minutes. We eat this 2-3 times per week. We have been doing this for months now. Another thing we do is cut up veggies as a side dish to a main entree (we just cooked up hamburgers last night and had cut up raw veggies because I was too lazy to make a side dish).

The other day, DH and I looked around and realized we had been under constant exposure from our coworkers to a variety of illnesses and neither of us has caught anything. At this point, both of us should have caught something. In fact, December is my usual bad month because that is when the constant exposure usually wears me down. Given that work has been unusually stressful this year, you would think I would have been sick a couple of times. The only thing that has changed for the better is the constant healthy eating.

Because veggies are easy to prep and last forever, our grocery bill has dropped as a consequence as well (despite buying brie). So healthier and saving money. Go figure.

6 Responses to “Side benefits to being lazy”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That is great! We often just do a basic fruit or veggie as you do...for the same lazy reason. Raw veggies maintain more nutrients than cooked.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    Good for you saving money and getting healthier at the same time. I am convinced that veggies and fruit are mother nature's pharmacy.

  3. Jenn Says:

    I agree with crazyliblady!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good for you!

  5. Jerry Says:

    I also believe that food is one of the biggest immune-boosters that can lead to better health, even when everyone around you is getting sick! Add to that the insurance that it often costs less, and there really is no down-side...
    Jerry

  6. crazyliblady Says:

    I agree with Jerry. Every one I know in my family, friends, and colleagues are all getting sick with flu and colds. I haven't and I did not get the flu shot. I just keep eating all those veggies I put through my juicer as well as soups and salads.

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