Did I pick up food at the take=out places? Yes.
Did I have choices? Yes.
The point is we always have choices. It is just how much energy we are willing to expend to prepare healthy meals. Even now when I'm retired and have lots of time, I get sick of cooking and planning meals for us two. I get tired of the same foods; and I get tired of my responsibilities.
So, I do as my ancestors did. I forage. In the refrigerator. In the freezer. In the pantry. In the garden. Even here on this deck. Let's do this together, forage on this deck.
Notice lettuces, strawberries, possible tomatoes.
A salad is born.
A can of sardines, or tuna, layered with a slice of cucumber or pickle, on toasted points or saltines, and we now have a complete meal. Frozen bananas whirled in the blender with milk or coconut milk, a dash of lavender or almond extract, and dessert is born.
The trick is to think like a hungry paleo woman, foraging, tasting roots and canes and fruit and adding these to the larder.
Yesterday, I picked some spinach and tender shoots of fava beans to saute and serve with canned beans.
I learned from Jamie Oliver that fava beans leaves are edible! Who knew?
What have you created in your foraging mood?