Carrots and Hummus.
Specifically... the GIANT bags of carrots and single-serve containers of hummus from Costco.
I am, in general, opposed to single-serve items that are more expensive and I prefer to make-at-home vs buy pre-made.
In finding the balance between cost-effective and healthy/green and convenient (my personal chartreuse triumvirate) I don't follow that concept to the letter. Ya have to know the rules to know when to make an exception says I.
I sometimes buy the pre-packs of carrots and love them. But lately my kids have been on a bugs bunny style carrot fest. And I've been making lots of pans of roasted veggies and those little peeled buggers just don't taste as good as a real carrot..... all carmelized and delicious. And those big bags, stored unwashed in my crisper, seem to last FOREVER.
I know how to make hummus. But I don't have a food processor and cleaning the blender is a pain. And the repackaging and spoilage. Well.... I love being able to just grab one of those little packets from the fridge and go with it.
Also... is it wrong I consider cut-up carrots and hummus a breakfast food?