3 Easy-Peasy Meal Ideas for Busy Individuals
Who likes cooking?
I can tell you that not many people do. A lot of us find it intimidating. It is intimidating because we feel that it will take too long, we’ll end up messing up the recipe and frankly no one actually taught us how to cook. Cooking is vaguely covered in junior school. I believe that cooking is a necessary life skill as is swimming and driving.
Most of us complicate the process by choosing recipes that are too complex and take far too long to prepare.
I am here to tell you that it does not have to be this way.
Here my tips to save you time preparing home-cooked meals that do not sabotage your health goals.
One Pan Recipes
These are great because it takes 5-10 minutes to lay out all your ingredients on a pan and pop it into the oven.
Combine some protein and veggies and you are set to go. You can use chicken (breast, thighs, wings), turkey breast, salmon, shrimp, tofu as your protein. To keep it simple, drizzle with olive oil then season with salt and pepper.
For veggies, add sweet potatoes, bell peppers, red onion, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, cherry tomato or Brussels sprouts.
This one is my absolute favorite!
Cook your favorite oatmeal recipe, soup, stew or curry. Drop all the ingredients into the cooker, set it and forget it.
You can double or triple your recipe to last you a couple of days!
Devote one day of the week to cook all your meals in 2-3 hours, pack into containers and have them ready to go.
If you have Costco membership, buy key ingredients that you will need. A word of caution: if batch cooking is not right fit, you may end up tossing ingredients such as meat and produce that you have not cooked.
So make sure you’re using a grocery list and meal plan to help guide you through this.
Share your favorite recipe in the comments below!
Dr. Anna ND