It is difficult to make healthy meals. Many people don’t want the extra time required to cut vegetables or cook grains after a long work day. It is completely understandable. I cannot give a quick suggestion faster than fast food, but who can beat 30 seconds? These tips are a compromise between eating gourmet meals every night and eating junk food. Learn more!
Tips for How To Cook Meals When You’re Busy
Make an Plan
You can plan your week on Sunday evenings, or any other time you have the time. You can make leftovers for lunch by making dinner. When you’re at work early, you can spend more time cooking and have a quick dinner. Planning is great for healthy eating, not having to visit the food court, or fitness programs that have specific goals.
Make Food in Advance
Swiss Muesli for breakfast or hearty soup can be made ahead and refrigerated (oatmeal) or frozen (soup). Because I come home late, this is something I love. If it wasn’t for the preparation of meals in advance, I’d be eating pizza every evening!
Ask for help
It’s simple, but not common. If your teenage child is home, ask them to chop vegetables. Ask your husband/wife to help you pick up the ingredients if they are passing by a grocery shop on their way back. The family can make a huge difference when they work together. Preparing vegetables seems like 90% of your struggle. You can make dinner in under 20 minutes if everything is ready to go when you get home. What does it matter if your carrots look like they were chopped by a blind man? They’re ready for action, and that’s all that matters.
Use frozen vegetables and canned beans/pulses.
Frozen vegetables can be just as healthy as fresh. A frozen green bean may not look as beautiful on the plate as a fresh, but that doesn’t matter if you aren’t entertaining. Canned beans, legumes, chickpeas, and legumes can be rehydrated and ready to use. You may lose some flavour, but canned food is better than either waiting 24 hours to soak chickpeas or ordering a take-out meal.