1 Hour Meal Prep for The Dog Days of Summer

Gonna admit it. Meal prepping this weekend did not sound appealing. It’s hot. But I have to eat, and I I have to stay accountable and on track. I don’t want to end up buying my food all week, and I don’t want to wing it with leftovers. Both of those choices will lead to self sabotage for me.

Yesterday I went to my Salad Bowl board on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/marshaleeg/salad-bowl/ and found this perfect, kind of “dump” salad prep from WW.com. You know what a “dump” recipe is – almost no cooking, almost no chopping, mostly dumping from cans or bags. Don’t have an ego about this. It’s 2020. Take advantage of healthy low calorie/ low or 0 point/ low fat convenience foods. Here is what I found. So perfect: White Bean- Tuna Pasta Salad https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/recipe/white-bean-tuna-pasta-salad/. It has all of the elements that I enjoy in a 1 dish lunch. And it’s basically a “dump” salad. This is not a flavor combo I am used to making, so I followed the dressing part of recipe to a T, as I wanted to make sure the flavors were balanced. Here are the changes I made, and honestly, these were mostly based on convenience: I used 10 oz of tuna instead of 12 oz, I used the whole can of white beans, and I cooked 1 cup of pasta instead of the 1/2 cup the recipe called for because when I measured it out, it just looked sad to me.

My ingredients at the ready. All clean and healthy.
When I plate my salad in the mornings, I’ll be adding this “power greens” mix to my bowl for texture and for the fact that they are anti inflammatory. I will also add the lemon zest when I plate, because that is what the recipe suggests. Thanks again for the home grown lemons, Marcy. They are lovely.

And that is that my friends. This prep took me 1 hour start to finish. Now back to my beautiful little patio and my summer novel.

Thank you for stopping by. Your comments, critiques, and questions are always welcome.

Take care of yourselves. Be kind to yourselves.

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