One highly effective way to keep meals tasty and easy is to repeat the same basic menus from week to week. Then change things up with slight variations and liberal use of sauces and condiments. A weekly dinner schedule takes the guesswork out of meal planning, streamlines weekly food shopping, and expedites cooking because you’ll get skilled and efficient with these meals. Win-win all around!
Do you have a To Do list that should really be titled a “Things I Need to Do but Never Get To?” Sometimes we use our lists against us. For example, using it to feel discouraged by how busy we are, criticize our time management skills, or tell ourselves we are falling short in our lives. It doesn’t have to be this way!
Planning your time is a work in progress. Eventually it becomes second nature and adds enormous value. With the ongoing pandemic it’s even more important because without as many scheduling anchors in our lives, it’s easy to feel that time gets away from us without spending it on things that we actually care about.
Let’s face it: when you’ve got a lot of responsibilities to juggle and are prioritizing your own well being, making complex, time-consuming meals isn’t high on the list. However, eating a variety of tasty, healthy meals is appealing. So how do you make delicious, healthy meals when you don’t have a lot of time? The answer is to cook basic foods and dress them up with sauces and condiments. The goal is healthy, easy, quick, and just enough flavor to make it interesting.
“What should I cook?” Whether you’re asking yourself that question or your family is, fear no more! If you spend a few hours on the weekend getting ready for your weekday lunches and dinners, you’ll always have key items on hand for a variety of menus in 15 minutes or less. Make as many or […]
Grated golden beets add a sweetness to any salad and are a great addition to the colorful, yummy combination of veggies in this glorious, nutrient-packed salad. Golden beets are packed with fiber and nutrients such as folate, beta-carotene, magnesium, iron, and fiber. Beets can be eaten raw or cooked, but they add a wonderful crunch when grated raw. And while they can be coarsely chopped into a salad, their sweetness really shines when they are grated.
Tuna Confit with Lemon, Rosemary, & Garlic Pressure Cooked Adapted from Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark The word confit is derived from the French verb “confire” which means preserve. As a cooking process, it means a food that is cooked in oil for savory foods (or sugar water for fruits) at a temperature lower than […]
New beginnings often inspire us to try on new behaviors. Many of us like to start off a new year by eating healthier. However, lasting change requires preparation. If you haven’t mastered the art of meal planning, you could find yourself at dinner time with a ravenous appetite and nothing to eat. This often leads […]