Seasons change and the Journey continues. For those of us still on the Journey to Early Retirement, in the background of summer fun and graduation parties is the ever present work day. After a long day, sometimes you are too tired to cook. You haven’t quite simplified your life like the Frugalwoods or FIRE extremists where your daily breakfast consists of oatmeal and afternoon lunch is a hearty bowl of beans and rice. No, you’re not quite to the pre-planned meals stage yet in the Journey. In fact like me sometimes you still eat out . While you’re progressing along your journey, healthy eating is a must or at least on your to-do list. One tip is to keep basics on hand and have some go-to simple recipes that you can make without much thought. Here’s a few to share, courtesy of myUHC/Rally.
I wouldn’t be a nice Southern gal if I didn’t have this on my list. A southern staple that can be made savory or sweet, hearty or scant. It’s a staple that can be easily dressed as the season or your mood changes.
2. Lentil Stew
A simple stew with 3 ingredients, some seasoning and voila! Dinner.
Broccoli roasted with tahini and garlic. What more could you ask for!
A jazzed up sweet potato can be filling too. If you live in the pollen state (NC), you can find these everywhere you look. And if goat cheese is not your thing, try whatever cheese makes your belly smile.
Eggs are usually my go to. I call it single girl dinner. That and popcorn are staple in the My Early Retirement Journey household.
If you don’t want to stay in the house over a hot stove, enjoy the hot sun and fire up the grill. What says summer more than salad. Add a bagged arugula salad to this sizzling dish and dinner is served!
7. Slowww Roasted Salmon
Salmon, an oven, and a little sprinkle of salt. How much easier can it get!
Let me know how you like this! Most of these are very budget friendly and use many of the ingredients you have at home.