I don't mean to be a complainer, because most of the time I think I'm the luckiest person on the planet. My darling partner does most of the cooking in summer--outside on our gas grill-- when the weather's sweltering hot and we don't want to heat up the kitchen. (I'm usually doing something else, like making a dinner salad or getting the next day's lunches ready.) He usually does the shopping and clean-up, too.
So, what is my problem? At least once, and often twice, a week, he comes home with these enormously high in fat gourmet sausages or brats. He buys them at our neighborhood co-op which stocks almost exclusively organic or sustainable products, so, he thinks he's being "healthy". The truth is, I would never buy them if I were doing the cooking and shopping due to the high fat and sodium content. A couple of weeks ago I told him, "Okay, this is a bad habit we need to get away from. No more sausages." But, they are so convenient that he still falls back on them when he wants something easy (they also keep longer in the fridge than most things, so, they manage to wriggle their way into our menu on nights when we are too busy to shop.)
I don't want to be a nag, and he does enjoy to grill. And, like I said, I have little room to complain about the menu if he's doing the grilling, but, still, my metabolism can't handle sausages once a week, let alone twice. I'm trying to lose weight and have enough temptations to resist! So, what can I have on hand that's as easy and handy as a brat than I can ask him to grill for me when he's having brats? Preferably something in the freezer or pantry because it needs to be something I can have "on hand."
Thanks for your ideas.