One of the biggest set backs in healthy eating is the time it takes to make home-cooked meals. Everyone is restricted on time these days. So I wanted to give you guys one of my best secrets for saving a ton of time and still eating super healthy meals.
These Zip ‘n Steam bags are amazing when it comes to saving time. You can put all kinds of things in them and microwave to have a simple steamed meal in minutes. They are also freezer safe, so you can make meals ahead of time and just pull them out when you need one.
I have found they are exceptionally good for most any seafood and vegetables are seriously good!
What I do is make several at once, mix them up and stack them in the freezer. I can put 2 portions of vegetables and 2 portions of protein in each bag. Which makes a super simple lunch for 2 in about 8 minutes. The bonus is that since it’s all steamed, you don’t have to add any extra oils to cook in and you keep the vitamins & minerals in your veggies.
I like to mix flavors up so they don’t get boring. Here are some of the combinations I have tried:
- Salmon with asparagus & carrots
- Blue Hake fillets with broccoli & cauliflower
- Shrimp with sweet potatoes & baby carrots
- Garlic Herb Shrimp with acorn squash
- Spinach, mushroom, onion & garlic
- Corn on the cob lightly peppered & garlic
It’s also fun to try different vegetable blends if you buy frozen bags. You can also cut up fresh, organic veggies and throw them in too. The possibilities are endless once you get the hang of it. Plus, you’ll find that making several at once only takes about half an hour to have good meals all week-long.
When you mix your veggies and protein together like that, you do want to make sure you put your protein on top. It will get better airflow inside the bag and cook more evenly that way. The bag will tell you which side to put up when you cook, so just arrange your goodies carefully and you’re all set!
If you are already using them, or giving them a try for the first time, let me know what your favorite combinations are.