These days we are all in a time crunch, and it’s taking a toll on our health. Who has time to cook healthy meals? Americans are getting fatter by the day, and it’s worth the time to get back into the kitchen for some nutritious meals. Don’t be fooled by the “Value meal.” It is always cheaper to prepare your foods at home.
Here are some simple tips to help you get out of the fast food rut:
- Say hello to your kitchen. Plan one day a week to practice your cooking. There are so many resources via the internet for healthy and simple recipes, so try some new dishes. You may find you actually enjoy cooking.
- Make a weekly menu. Plan just a few meals and make extra for the freezer. Crock-pot meals are always a treat, and dinner is ready when you walk through the door.
- Chop those veggies ahead of time. You are more likely to eat them if the prep time is short and easy.
- Take a cooking class, or invite a friend over who can show you how to prepare a healthy meal. Your health will benefit and your friendship will grow stronger.
Make it a goal to avoid the fast food drive through. By planning ahead, you will save money and time.