It's Tuesday. Veggie day is Thursday. Despite eating out one night, we are really low on vegetables. One carrot, 2 cucumbers. What's a FT working mom with no time to mid-week shop to do? Well, here's what you can do when you are low on veggies: remember what counts as vegetable.
1. Scrounge in the freezer: I found 1/2 bag of frozen peas and 1/2 bag of frozen peppers and onions. Plus some veggie burgers.
2. Scrounge in the pantry: canned or dried beans (can count as a vegetable), boxed tomato and pepper soup, canned tomatoes, onions.
3. Scrounge in the fridge: marinara, salsa
4. Send your husband to the garden. My garden is "plant it and see if it grows". Very low maintenance. Behold! About 8 radishes. I could eat the tops too I think. That's another serving.
With all of that, I think I can manage to get us through tomorrow (lunch and dinner) and Thursday lunch. They will definitely be "low veggie" days. I do have some fruit. I could probably forage oranges and lemons too.
If all else fails and you have a no veggie day, don't beat yourself up. Whether it be because you don't want to shop, you are out of money until payday, or you don't have access to a grocery store, you can only do your best.