Since time is always an issue, here are some of my new fast foods:
1. Eggs and egg whites
Cheap, lots of protein, and less than 5 min. to make. I like to make mine with salsa from a jar, for lots of flavor and some extra veggies, and virtually no effort.
Frozen fruit stays in the freezer so it's ready to use any time and doesn't rot. A bit of juice, a bit of protein powder, a bit of plain yogurt, and I have an awesome breakfast to go in 2 min.
3. Thai curry chicken breast/thighs
I buy a package of boneless skinless thighs or breasts, rub them with green Thai curry paste, and bake them. Then, I put them individually in freezer bags. Instant lunch to go.
4. Pre-washed greens
Instant salad. Goes well with the chicken.
5. Pre-washed and trimmed green beans
Love green beans but hate the work involved. I just found a perfect bag of green beans that was literally ready to cook with no prep.
6. Toppits/Dorot frozen herbs
Flash frozen cubes of garlic, ginger, chili peppers, basil or dill make it easy to add lots of flavor with no fat and no effort. If I drop a cube of garlic into strained yogurt in the morning, it's tzatziki by lunch.
7. Baby carrots
8. Pacific or Imagine boxed soups
Butternut squash or black bean soup in a cup, 1.5 min in the microwave and I've got a hot, nutritious snack/appetizer as soon as I get home from work.