Finding Time to Cook Healthy Meals

njhOne of the most common excuses for not cooking healthy meals is, “I just don’t have enough time!” With job pressures, family responsibilities, and the stress of everyday life, it’s easy to see why many people end up grabbing dinner from the drive-thru on the way home. By not making healthy meals at home, you’re depriving yourself and your family of nutrition, as well as bonding time. 

So how do you squeeze more time into your day? Preparing your meals in advance is a simple and time-conserving option. Set some time aside early in the week and cook multiple meals. Grilling chicken is easy, and it can be reheated quickly. Sauté or roast a few different vegetables so that you can quickly reheat them later in the week to make a full and balanced meal. Also, turning off the television can free up a significant amount of your evening. Crockpots and slow cookers are another great option – you can throw in a few ingredients in the morning, and have a fully cooked meal by the time you get home from work. Take a look at our “Eat Healthy” Pinterest board for some yummy and healthy crockpot recipes.

Check out this article from Dumb Little Man: Tips for Life for more tips on how to find the time to cook healthy meals.