by Jamie Elmer
by Jamie Elmer
Here’s one of my favorite recipes for when I’m just too exhausted to nourish my body.
When my depression strikes, my motivation and decision-making skills take a major hit. While I love to cook, I just can’t do anything remotely complicated and need something that may last me more than one meal if the feelings persist.
That’s why I turn to a really versatile (and super straight-forward!) recipe for crockpot salsa chicken. It’s literally two ingredients — chicken and salsa — and can be prepped hours beforehand. What’s more, the leftovers can be frozen for future meals.
I’ll often use it for tacos (so just grab tortillas and toppings of choice), but you can also put it on top of a grain, on a Mexican-themed salad, in a quesadilla, or simply eat on its own.
While this is a great go-to recipe that takes minimal effort, sometimes I need food that involves no cooking at all. If you’ve lost your appetite and motivation, but need to eat, consider picking up an emergency pack of protein shakes and bars so that you at least have some sort of sustenance to give you more energy later. And if all else fails? Make a peanut butter sandwich.
Article originally appeared on June 28, 2019 on Bezzy’s sister site, Healthline. Last updated on July 19, 2019.
Fact checked on June 28, 2019
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About the author
Jamie Elmer is a copy editor and writer from California. She has a passion for mental health advocacy and a love for words that she’s always looking for ways to combine. You can find her and pics of her dog on Instagram.