What healthy options do we have if we really don’t like to cook and we don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen?
There are some of us that don’t particularly enjoy to cook. We do it, because there is no other choice. We have to feed our family and we want to do it in a healthy way. The temptation to buy convenience food or fast food is great… But can you imagine what would happen if we only ate “ready to eat” food? And our children learned to eat that way?
A lot of people decide to go out for dinner every night or very often… But is the hassle of going out with small children worth it? In my own experience it is not. Many times I regret it and I would have rather cooked…
Here are some helpful tips to survive the need to cook:
1) Keep it simple!
– Breakfast: Fruits, cereal and yogurt are perfectly healthy choices.
– Lunch: If you have to take lunch to work either cook enough previously to take leftovers or take a homemade healthy sandwich with you.
– Snack: raw fruits and veggies, dried fruits, nuts…
– Dinner: this is when it gets complicated… pick simple recipes that don’t involve much time, but that contain healthy ingredients that you love!
2) When you cook, do it big time!
Cook enough to either eat leftovers the next day or to freeze the food and enjoy a homemade meal another time.
3) Give yourself a break!
– Go out for dinner: you could order an extra portion and take it home to enjoy the next day.
– Buy prepared food at the grocery store: preferably pick something healthy.
– Eat a salad: you can buy the ready to serve salad mix and add some grape tomatoes, chopp some cucumbers and add a favorite protein source and you have a quick and healthy meal.
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