Real life starts NOW.
Maybe I’m ready for it?
I’m pretty sure you can never really be mentally or emotionally ready to start your intern year. So many unknowns! So much responsibility!
I. Just. Can’t.
Even if I can’t be psychologically ready, I can be dinner-ready. I WILL be dinner ready. The power of positive thinking.
Sounds like kind of a lame way to spend my last day of stay-cation, but my plan for Sunday is to meal prep, meal prep, and meal prep some more. Like, full on cook all of our meals for the week. I may not be home in time to eat the dinner but at least I’ll know that my husband isn’t trying to feed my child his leftover chocolate bunny from Easter as a balanced meal. And THAT kind of peace of mind is priceless.
Be sure to check out the meal plan below for some great healthy vegetarian options if you’re doing some meal planning yourself and happy eating!
BBQ Lentil Sweet Potato Burgers from Making Thyme for Health
Prep Ahead Tip: Burgers can be prepped up to 2 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is gluten-free. Use a flax egg to make vegan.
Avocado Nicoise Salad with Pesto from She Likes Food
Prep Ahead Tip: Potatoes can be cooked up to 3 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is gluten-free. Use vegan pesto to make vegan.
Mexican Seven Layer Dip Tostadas from Eats Well With Others
Prep Ahead Tip: This recipe comes together in about 20 minutes, so no prep ahead is necessary.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Omit the cheese to make these vegan. Use corn tortillas to make them gluten free.
Farmers Market Forbidden Rice Bowls from The Roasted Root
Prep Ahead Tip: The rice can be cooked up to 3 days ahead of time, and the dressing can be prepared up to 5 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is gluten-free. Omit the cotija cheese to make this recipe vegan.
Avocado Basil Pesto Zucchini Noodles from Hummusapien
Prep Ahead Tip: Buy premade zucchini noodles or spiralize zucchini up to 2 days in advance to help save time.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
Click HERE to print the shopping list!
I hope your first day goes well today!