Probably the most complicated part of healthy cooking is that it is time consuming – and we are always busy and always on the run. Few days ago I was running late – at 7 pm I was on the way home with kids strapped in their car seats and I knew I had nothing to eat at home. At that point drive though seemed like a perfect option, but I felt the gult of poisoning my kids with trans fats and hydrogenated oils. Unfortunately, we live in a society that never has enough hours in a day. We have so much to do and so little time to get it done – that’s why fast food industry has done so well loading us with fattening, unhealthy, processed meals. No reason to argue – home cooked meals taste better, but honestly, who has the time?
Have you ever considered cooking and freezing? I have, but I always felt that it is too complicated. However, here are few good reasons to give this idea a try:
- Save time: cooking multiple meals at the same time will save you time on the long run.
- Save money: If you only shop for the items on the list, you won’t have the time or money to buy extra food you don’t need
- Save space: Cooking in bulk will help organizing kitchen space
- Portion control: When you prepare your meals ahead of time, you can portion control your cooking. If you only have so much food to begin with, you can’t get more.
“I love the Lord and am so blessed to be able to stay home with my little one, to be learning how to save money, trying to make the most out of life, and doing the “chores” once a month so I can enjoy more time with my family!”
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