Difficulty: It’s for dinner and I don’t plan on eating anything but fruits and vegetables. As in, the fruits and vegetables are the dinner and not the side or anything like that.
Difficulty 2: It’s my work out day, cardio mostly, so they need to keep me energized. (bananas are my usual after workout snack)
I basically need fruits and vegetables that take little preparing (I only have access to a microwave) and that can give me the important vitamins and minerals and whatever else a good dinner should have. I’ve been brought up on the regular stuff, like apples, oranges, carrots, lettuce, etc., but I would like to try more exotic fruits.
I very often make a dinner out of nuking a potato (and sometimes a sweet potato, too) and then a container of chopped carrots & broccoli or whatever vegies I have around. I grate some cheese on the potato and eat some whole-grain bread with it all and it’s delicious and filling. Don’t even need herbs and such - if you nuke the vegies just right they turn out sweet and tasty just by themselves. You don’t even need butter or salt on them.
A favorite of mine: Tomato, cucumber, avacado, mushroom salad. The ingredients travel well in a cooler and it can be prepared with a pocket knife. It’s filling enough to eat as a meal. The cucumbers give it some bulk and the avacados add a little fat to make me feel fuller.
Sometimes, I add bacon bits and if I want more protein or something different, I’ll add a can of tuna.
Some restaurants are offering salads with tortilla chips strips to give it a little more texture. This helps fool me into considering it more like a meal. I haven’t tried this at home, yet.