The other day I wrote an Ig post about this topic and wasn’t able to fit in all my great tips so I figured I would elaborate here!
I hear quite often that cooking from home is something everyone wants to do but has difficulty fitting into their week. This can be a combination of factors. First off what doesn’t come second nature will be difficult. And lets be honest, anything that is difficult we won’t want to do after working 10 hours, sitting in commuting traffic or to add to an already overflowing to-do list!
So lets break it down to easy manageable steps.
- Get Organized! Organization starts with YOU and will leak into every other area of your life. Instead of having a never ending to-do list break down what you are going to do and when you are going to do it by day. Be realistic with the amount of time it will take to complete the task. So how does this apply to cooking? Set out a day and time you will food shop, prep the meals and cook. This could be all in one day or you can break it down. But remember this is an appointment just like anything else!
- This leads me to step #2…Planning! If you want to eat from home regularly you need to plan your meals out in advance. There is nothing worse than starving and having nothing prepared or for that matter even in the house! So you need to ask yourself, are you ok with eating the same thing 3 days in a row or do you need variety? Personally I could eat the same thing all week, but I know for many people this can get monotonous. If your one of those people, I suggest when cooking your dinner make enough to be able to bring to work the next day. It will save you so much time, not to mention money! Plus bonus!! You are eating something new every night, cooking is therapeutic and relaxing and its a great way to bond with someone you love!
- Get good at cooking a few EASY meals. This goes back to what is difficult one shall not do! So save yourself a bunch of aggravation and memorize a few, easy, barely any ingredients, type of dish. I promise you, you don’t need that many ingredients to make delicious food! I always have garlic, garlic-salt powder, lemon and parsley on hand. If you want to take it a step further basil makes everything from omelets to marinara sauce taste delicious and I am huge fan of crushed red pepper for a little spice. Roasted Chicken is one of my easiest go to dishes whether you put lemon, olives, rosemary, garlic or marinate it overnight in a orange and rosemary fusion the point is it is super versatile. Get creative, cooking it fun!
I hope these tips help you in your quest to up level your health, lower your weight and learn to be a super amazing chef! Leave your comments below and let me know how your cooking expedition goes!!