A lot of Sundays are spent lounging and cooking in our house. We set aside time to pre-roast veggies, make sauces, and bake breads before the week has even begun. This is one way we ensure we're getting lots of veggies in our meals and that meal preparation is easy to do.
2. Cook for more than 1 serving
Instead of cooking meals that are portioned for just the two of us I try to make meals big enough to feed us twice over. Leftovers make delicious lunches for the next couple of days, and it saves you time when dashing out the door in the morning. No second guessing what your next meal will be.
Ryan and I don't buy everything in bulk, but we do buy some things in bulk because we use certain ingredients a lot and tend to run out before our next grocery trip if we don't. Examples for us include- cheese, onions, peppers, frozen spinach, and garlic. So cheese isn't the healthiest thing on earth, but it's a great palette pleaser and can elevate a ho-hum salad into something really delicious.
4. Freeze/Refrigerate meals you love
If you find that you really like a certain dish once a week, or every two, consider making it ahead of time and either freezing it or refrigerating it when you have the time. Lasagna, Chili, and Soup are all meals that taste better a day or two after prepping them.
It may seem lame or boring to pre-plan your weekly menu, but it will save you a lot of heartache and microwaved chicken if you decide ahead of time what you want to eat throughout the busy work week. That way you can thaw, chop, and prep delicious meals that will satisfy you, not just fill you up.
6. Share the love
Baking is a lot of fun, and a bite of sugar is sometimes the only thing in the world that can satisfy a craving, but you won't be doing yourself any favors by eating 20 of them (which is easy to do when you're constantly running around). The next time you bake something consider bringing in the extras to share at work, or giving some to your neighbor. Taking that moment to bring happiness to others is not only healthy for your heart and a reminder of what's truly important, but also your waistline.
Now that I've shared my two cents on eating healthy while being busy, I'd love to hear any tips you guys have to share! What are your tips and tricks? Leave a comment below so we can all share in your healthy lifestyle wisdom. big kiss, bekuh