Healthy, Affordable Cooking Made Effortless
When it comes to ensuring that you are able to provide you and your family good nourishment, many people are overwhelmed by the preparation involved in healthy eating.
With a little organization and foresight, you can promote healthy eating while saving yourself time and money.
Here are some simple tips:
1.How much time will you have to prepare and eat your meal? If you don’t have time to cook breakfast on weekday mornings, prepare it the night before and have it ready to grab and go in the morning.
2. Think four meals/snacks ahead. This should account for your breakfast, lunch, and snacks. If you arm yourself with the food you’ll need to get through until dinner (2 meals, 2 snacks), you won’t be tempted to eat vending machine foods during your afternoon crash.
3. Cook your foods on the weekends and store safely in the fridge or freezer for easy meals during the week.
4. Use a rice cooker and a crock pot. I use my rice cooker for practically every grain, including oatmeal, quinoa, and millet. If I want oatmeal in the morning, I stage the entire set-up the night before. When I wake up, I hit “start” and forget about the oatmeal until it’s ready for me just before leaving the house. Crock-pots can cook for you slowly while you are away, and allow you to return home to a finished meal at the end of your day.
5. Pack tomorrow’s meals/snacks tonight. If you wake up late, your rush will likely cause you to leave the house without your day of nourishment, setting you up for stress on top of hunger and inadequate energy.
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Thanks for reading. Stay happy and healthy!