When it comes to eating healthy, cooking your own meals is the way to go. However, not everyone is gifted with culinary abilities to put together those fancy, colorful & healthy dishes. And for some, they’re just too busy to shop for fresh ingredients and prepare healthy meals at home. But don’t let this dilemma stop you from achieving a healthy and clean lifestyle. Just because you don’t have the skills and the time to spend in the kitchen doesn’t mean you should give in to unhealthy eating habits.
Below are my 6 tips on how you can eat healthy even if you don’t love cooking.
1.Use the Sandwich and/or Salad approach.
Sandwiches and salads are your best friends. Making these won’t require amazing cooking skills, a lot of time to prepare and the use of different cooking utensils. Of course, you have to be mindful of what ingredients to use, as well as the proportions. Go for whole wheat bread, turkey, avocado, hummus and lots of veggies and healthy dressings.
2. Snack on raw fruits and veggies.
Nothing’s healthier and easier to prepare than fruits and veggies – strawberries, blueberries, apples, carrots, cucumber, celery, etc. Just slice them up in bite sized pieces and eat them raw in their natural states. Super healthy and requires no cooking time.
3. Sip on Green Smoothies.
Preparing your smoothie is very easy. Just throw in all the healthy ingredients of your choice like kale, spinach and other leafy greens, fruits, nuts and seeds into a blender, press the button and just like that, you already have a healthy meal that is loaded with vitamins and minerals – like a salad in a cup.
4. Use a Crockpot.
If you want to go home to a healthy, home-cooked meal, use a crockpot to prepare your meal the evening or morning before. Like smoothies, all you need to do is throw your ingredients inside the slow cooker and wait for it to finish cooking. The internet has tons of easy one-pot meal recipes that you can follow.
5. Cook in bulk.
If time is the problem, just cook in bulk when your schedule is free – like during Sundays for example. Make big batches of your favorite meals ahead of time that can last you a week. Zero cooking skills? The oven or a slow cooker will be your buddies.
6. Try out Meal Delivery Subscriptions.
Thanks to how modern the world is today, you can now have healthy meals delivered straight to your doorstep. You can opt for ready meals or subscriptions that will send you chef-crafted recipes that already include fresh ingredients in exact proportions. Easy and guaranteed healthy!