What Do You Do When There Is “NOTHING TO EAT”
Just yesterday my 9-year-old daughter was opening and closing the pantry doors, then she went to the refrigerator and then the freezer. She finished with…
“There is nothing to eat and I am hungry”.
So I preceded to open the pantry doors and then the refrigerator and finally the freezer and responded with this…
I have counted 92 items in our house that you could eat so apparently you aren’t that hungry to eat one of those 92 food items. 🙂
Have you ever been in that situation?
Now in my daughter’s defense, I have at times done what she did and muttered to myself that there is nothing to eat.
I am sure you have as well, right?
We have all been there. It is easy to do and all too easy to say let’s order out.
That can cost you three to four times more than a meal at home with the food you have already paid for.
So how do we break the habit of jumping to the conclusion that we have nothing to eat in the house?
We break the habit by turning on our brain and getting it out of the mind-numbing state and rat race we are constantly battling.
Look at the food you do have in your pantry or in your fridge and brainstorm what combinations you can create.
Yes, it will take a tiny bit of preparation and cooking. I know I would prefer to have it all cooked and prepared for me, but that isn’t the reality we live in.
Here is a quiz question for you:
How was the Cobb salad invented? Or how did it become a popular dish at most restaurants?
Answer: Now the story has a few different scenarios, but one of them is that it was created from leftovers by Robert Cobb who owned the Hollywood Brown Derby. He hadn’t eaten until nearly midnight at the restaurant so we threw together leftovers he found in the kitchen.
Here are 4 tips you can use to add variety to those boring foods you see in your pantry, but your brain doesn’t feel like eating.
Tip 1: Condiments such as olives, hot sauce, garlic powder, capers and so forth are great to add to sandwiches, pasta, or vegetables.
Tip 2: Eggs can be mixed with almost anything to add substance and flavor to a meal or food. They are also inexpensive to always keep on hand.
Tip 3: Keep staples on hand and take advantage of sales for these staple items. Keep them towards the front of your pantry so they don’t get buried in the back and invisible.
Tip 4: Take inventory of what you actually have. I recently did this and found some hot sauce that I now add to my eggs every morning. I eat eggs every morning so adding something new like hot sauce spiced up my breakfast. I also found 2 tortillas buried in the bottom of a drawer so on two mornings I made scrambled egg wraps with hot sauce. Talk about excited. 🙂
It was like I hadn’t eaten eggs forever yet I so looked forward to this new breakfast that I had because of two new ingredients that I added.
Try implementing these tips in your house and see how much of a difference it will make.
One more thing that will help is to have a whole bunch of recipes to look through and get your creative juices flowing in regards to what to do with your different condiments, spices, and ingredients.
On the next page, you will be able to see a few of the recipes and how I have categorized them.
They are yours absolutely FREE. Go grab them now and get started implementing these tips and stop the “There Is Nothing To Eat” syndrome.