While it's not unusual for grocery stores produce departments to sell pre-prepped shish kabobs and stew mixes, it does seem that Whole Foods has been upping the ante lately.
In addition to items mentioned above, the market now has large bins with pre-cut onions, peppers, broccoli, as well as a potato and leek soup mix (pictured at top).
Buying this sort of thing has always struck me as expensive and a mark of someone too lazy to use a knife. I have to say, though, the Thai Stir Fry Mix has changed my mind.
I picked this up last Friday (New Year's Eve) when the store was as packed as I've ever seen it. I was running into dead ends finding the produce I had on my list, and in a f...-it-all moment I grabbed the kit.
For $7.99, you get a mix of snow peas, bok choy, peppers, and onions, along with a ginger sauce. I added some tofu and punched it up with a drop or two of sriracha.
Since prep consisted of opening the box, there was nothing to clean up. Cooking time takes 4 minutes tops and serves 4 to 6.
No fuss, no muss. I'm sold.