An Even Snappier SNAP
I love Jeff's SNAP (Simple Nutritious & Affordable Plan) meals:viewtopic.php?t=10519
But I wanted an even faster meal that didn't require cleaning a big cook pot. I live in a mobile home with a VERY shallow sink. I've worked out a way to make my SNAP lunch without messing up the kitchen, and in less time than it takes to boil my tea water in the morning. Everything is pulled straight out of the freezer or refrigerator. I use a microwave safe casserole dish with a vented lid. You can find a similar set here:http://www.amazon.com/Corelle-Coordinat ... cr_pr_pb_t
Start with a layer of greens. These are frozen turnip greens with chopped up turnips:
I sprinkle these with some dehydrated onion and then cover with whatever starch I am adding. This week I am doing a Mary's Mini based around sweet potatoes, so the next layer is frozen PictSweet sweet potatoes:
Cooked brown rice, quinoa, or frozen hash browns would work equally well. Next is a layer of frozen vegetables. In this case frozen mixed vegetables, baby lima beans and brussel sprouts:
Next comes some canned no-salt diced tomatoes and 2 TBS of salsa:
Finally I finish it off with a sprinkle of Mrs. Dash and some nutritional yeast:
I add some raw baby carrots and a piece of fruit to complete my lunch. Everything fits neatly in an insulated cooler:
12 minutes in the microwave at work and lunch is served. And because I start with frozen vegetables, I don't need to refrigerate my lunch.
I have no excuses now. I even brought my lunch to a meeting with our plant manager today. Everyone else ate the Jimmy Johns subs, potato chips and red velvet cupcakes. I had my SNAP and an orange. But, on the plus side, my SNAP started an interesting conversation that ended with me talking the plant manager into watching Forks over Knives on Netflix. Turns out he and his wife experimented with a vegan diet last year when she was having gall bladder problems. Once she had it taken out however, they fell back into their SAD old ways. Who knows, maybe they'll give it another try. You never know when a little evangelism can change a person's life.