I don’t find eating ‘the same thing’ all week long boring at all. In fact, I find it quite fun. I’ll explain.
Let’s say that on Saturday or Sunday, I batch cook several main components:
- A large portion of lentils
- A pot of broth
- A large portion of rice
- A mashed cauliflower with yogurt & cheese
- A few grilled chicken breasts
That’s actually quite a bit of variety right there, and, I’ve done less for the week, as little as 1 or 2 even.
You can already see how you might serve and eat those several different ways.
None of that gets assembled together until it’s time to heat & eat.
Add some finishing touches, such as different dry spices, spreads, or oils for dressing.
If one thing runs out, serve another with some fresh greens or fruit.
Just have a bowl of soup (or two) for a meal.
For every time you cook, as a working parent, you need to eat at least twice, if not more. I go for four or five times.
I don’t get bored at all, knowing that I have good food to eat when I get home, with no mystery to the ingredients, that’s going to save me money and make me stronger.