One of the keys to eating well as a resident is to plan your meals. I’ve posted before about how to cook for yourself in medical school and residency (i.e. how to plan) but came across a site this morning I thought I should share. The Six O’Clock Scramble is a service you can subscribe to that sends you recipes (with shopping lists) for the week. Most importantly, the recipes follow my “pizza rule” i.e. they take less time to cook than it takes to order a pizza. You can customize it for vegetarian or other specific diet needs and also for the number of meals you want in the week.
For those of you that “don’t cook” – here’s a FAQ from the Website:
I am not a very good cook and I actually hate cooking! How can the Scramble® help someone like me?
Scramble® recipes are designed to be EASY with all instructions clearly spelled out and few, simple ingredients. Most importantly, the Scramble® takes the stress out of planning for meals by designing a week’s worth of balanced menus complete with healthy sides.
I have used this site myself in the past – the recipes are good and they are easy! They also come with complete nutritional information, so if you are trying to control calories, limit fat or increase protein, you will have the information. This service is a good compromise for students and residents that want to plan their meals, but don’t have the time.
The main reason I am posting this today is I came across a deal to subscribe at a discount if you do this before December 25th: http://www.snack-girl.com/snack/healthy-dinner-recipes-six-oclock-scramble/ This would also make a great holiday gift for a busy medical student or resident!