Making food for yourself is soooooo annoying. I do enjoy cooking, when I have the time and all the ingredients on hand. But normally I'm too busy watching Archer to make a well balanced meal or I only have a few ingredients and I want to make something super complex. Into the microwave goes a burrito...with some carrot sticks on the side (not microwaved).
Then my roommate got sick. And then I wrote a nutritional analysis on what I ate for a week for my nutrition class. Here is the opening paragraph to my paper:
"After analyzing my diet for a week, I have come to the conclusion that I must hate my body. The amount of fruit and vegetables I don’t eat is appalling, and that’s definitely the worst aspect of my diet. I know why I do this - and it’s because it’s not convenient. I do no have a car, so getting to the grocery store when I run out of fresh vegetables is not an easy feat. Generally I stock up on vegetables when I go shopping and then run out sooner than anticipated. Fresh things also go bad if left in the refrigerator for extended amounts of time. Fruit, on the other hand, is something I just entirely omit from my diet. I never think to buy any when I’m shopping. On occasion, I will eat an apple that I got from the cafeteria. But since I eat almost all of my meals at home, fruit is not something I eat a lot. For the week I analyzed, the only trace of fruit in my diet was when I mixed vodka with orange juice. Ideal way to get the benefits of fruit into my diet? Probably not. "
Sadly the above is all true. But not anymore. Now our fridge is filled with fresh vegetables and home-cooked meals. If you make a lot of healthy food, you have a lot of healthy leftovers for lunches and other dinners. Take an hour or so and make a well-balanced meal. Your body will thank you. Now, back to your mac 'n cheese.
Here is some more inspiration to cook for yourself.