So every Sunday, I head over to the kitchen to whip up a big batch of food for lunch next week. Yes, I brown bag. And I almost always do it, unless I become too busy to even buy cold cuts from the deli. I do it for several reasons being health, finance, and laziness. Now, you may think that spending hours on a day off to prep and cook five meals at once is hardly lazy. But let me remind you, I hate it when the time comes to decide what to eat for lunch every day. I work in Midtown so the choices are endless. My problem, the more choices, the harder it is for me. So it's much easier for me to have my lunch ready and already decided.
So my lunch for the week: Rigatoni with Ground Turkey and Vegetables
First the ground turkey. I don't prefer turkey. I prefer beef. But alas, I'm trying to be healthy here. It doesn't taste the same, I know. But it's a nice compromise. Take the turkey and brown it in a large stock pot. It'll let a lot of water out. Keep cooking it until the meat has completely browned and starts to crust onto the pan. Don't forget to add salt and pepper as it cooks too.