Allocating time to prepare a good, healthy meal after a long day at work can be a challenge,. Thankfully, we are here to help make cooking easy. Here are some tips and tricks to making mealtime less of a chore and more enjoyable!
Let’s keep it simple.
Sometimes, the simplest meals and the most straightforward methods are the best. So, regardless of whether you are preparing lunch for the next day or making dinner, shift your focus to keeping it simple. Here are some examples:
- Plan out your meals ahead of time. Developing a meal planning habit is a small yet positive development that can change your life.
- Chopping your fruits and veggies ahead of time can cut down on cooking time.
- Alternatively, you can buy pre-chopped fruit and veg from the supermarket.
- Keep a well-stocked cupboard with healthy, versatile foods, such as rice, canned goods, baking essentials, butter, pasta, sauces, etc.
Leftovers are key!
When making yourself a meal, a great habit to adopt is doubling up to create leftovers for another day. By doing doubling up, you can prepare tomorrow’s lunch or a quick, easy dinner for later in the week. Here some tips to become a leftover pro:
- Glass containers are sustainable, reusable, and they are effective. Stock up on high-quality containers!
- Pick easy meals! Meals such as curry or soup are low maintenance and make great leftover meals. You can put them in the fridge or freezer to enjoy throughout week.
- Keep track of your favourite meals.
Use your time wisely
If you are someone that is busy from Monday to Friday, managing your time on a weekend can help you prepare for the busy week. Allotting time each week to prepare healthy meals in advance can not only save you time, but it also means that you have one less thing to stress over during the week. Here are additional ways to help you become an A+ meal prepper:
- Add a little lemon juice to fresh produce to prevent browning.
- You can store celery and carrots in water to prevent them from developing a white film.
- Produce large batches of rice or pasta and keep them in the fridge. Use within 4-6 days.
- Roast meats and store them in your fridge to cut mealtime in half.