I hate cooking and I am terrible at it and anyone who tries to sell me the whole, "But anyone can cook!" has clearly never seen me get mad at a frying pan for simply existing. But the trouble is, being human, I tend to get hungry several times a day. Which means I have to deal with food things.
Thankfully, I've found some very easy (both to make and easy-on-my-blood sugars) food wrangling opportunities to keep me from existing solely on coffee and mental trail mix.
Trader Joe's Just Grilled Chicken Strips
Raw baby spinach
- Preheat the frying pan. (Do you preheat a frying pan? Or do you just heat it up? Whatever the case: make it hot.)
- Toss in some olive oil.
- Once the pan is hot (I cook on medium-low), throw some chicken in. Let it cook. Flip it over with a wooden spatula (or, if you're an idiot like me, use a fork and end up with hot olive oil splattered on your wrist).
- Slice the avocado. I usually take a paring knife and cut pieces off until I hit the seed, at which time I throw the seed into the hedges in our backyard, hoping that eventually we'll have 53 avocado trees springing up in our Rhode Island soil. (I realize this is probably not going to happen, and most likely the seeds are being stolen by our resident hedgehog.)
- Once everything is cooked to your preference, toss some baby spinach in there for a few seconds, then shuttle the whole mess into a bowl.
- Eat with your face.
The impact on my blood sugars is minimal, at best, and it's gluten-free, low-carb, and other blah blah. It isn't hard to make, and it doesn't require a lot of prep work or anger at the aforementioned frying pan.
It tastes nice; that's my focus.
Next installment of Kerri's Desperate Kitchen coming soon! Watch out ... we may make ICE WATER with a BENDY STRAW.