Do you ever feel like preparing meals at home is a part-time job? (Let’s be honest, it can feel like a full-time job!) With all of the deciding on meals, shopping, cutting, chopping, clean up…just the thought of it can be so daunting.
Our lives are so busy that crazy has become the new normal!
Being overwhelmed with creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle at home is one reason we zip through a drive-thru or order take-out, which is undoubtedly is the less than ideal. The results can be rob your energy, increase your weight and even leave you feeling guilty before you even get started.
As I continue to implement my healthy high alkaline lifestyle, I am always on the look out for some time saving tricks. Here are just a few to use in the kitchen so you can enjoy your beautiful delicious meals at home.
- Chopping veggies can be a major time-sucker. Save a slew of time by purchasing your veggies pre-chopped in the produce section at your grocery store — and an even smarter trick, load up on your pre-chopped veggies on the salad bar. Many grocery stores have a salad bar that is priced per pound, and loading up a box of pre-cut veggies from the salad bar can save you time and keep you in on track to achieve your goals.
- Plan your meals for the week ahead of time. Each weekend, take a look at what you have in your kitchen to create a plan of your meals for the week. You can then make your shopping list based on what you’ll need for the week, which will cut down on mindless browsing and save you money too.. (We’ve all been there, right?) There are some amazing websites to help you out in this department — a few options being plantoeat.com, meals.com and thefresh20.com.
- Prepare in bulk. This is beneficial for several reasons. For example, roasting a big pan of veggies to use with meals during the week saves loads of time, and also allows you to use the ingredients in different ways. A large pan of roasted veggies could be divided and added to a plate of wonderful fresh greens. The veggies could next be thrown atop a plate of raw zucchini noodles. Prepare once, use many times. It’s a huge time-saver! Click here for my fav roast veggie recipe .
Another smart trick is to clean up your work space as you go. After you’ve sat down and enjoyed a meal, the last thing you want to do is spend time working in the kitchen again. As much as you can, clean up as you’re cooking, and leave the remaining clean up to be for the plates and utensils you eat with.
What new tip will you try in the kitchen this week?
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In health and gratitude,
Elaine & Nevin
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