Sometimes I feel like cooking…
And sometimes I don’t.
Lately it’s been more of the latter. I’ve just been too tired at the end of the day, and there’s the couch, and Netflix, and HBONow…
I usually enjoy cooking and find it very relaxing, but lately I’ve just wanted the food to magically appear (POOF!).
Too bad it doesn’t really work like that, huh?
There’s always takeout, I guess, but there aren’t a lot of affordable healthy options around here, so for those times when the last thing I want to do is cook, there’s the Southwest Salad from Trader Joe’s (they’re about $4).
Yup, it’s TJ’s to the rescue.
This is one of my favorite things in the entire store right now because 1) it’s tasty as all get-out, and 2) it’s pretty low in calories (only 200, and that’s with the dressing; without the dressing it’s 160).
And so it’s not like I’m eating the same salad over and over again, I’ll just tweak it, like by turning it into a quick shrimp salad wrap or soft taco.
I’ll just chop the salad into tiny pieces and put them into a large flour tortilla (I like to warm them up) or two smaller soft taco tortillas. Then I’ll add a protein — usually frozen shrimp that I’ve sauteed in a non-stick pan with paprika, garlic powder, salt and red pepper.
Then you can add cheese, sour cream and/or avocado, or whatever other accoutrements you want. I usually have ’em with salsa! 🙂
They’re quick, easy and pretty healthy, too.