Happy Friday to you!
I wanted to share today – I made a really delicious (and nutritious) dish for dinner last night at our house – a peanut Thai recipe!
I was thrilled that I could put as many vegetables and as much protein (grilled chicken, in this case) in it as I desired!
I used to be a complete minimalist when it came to making food. Truth is, I still am! I don’t want to spend hours upon hours in the kitchen, unless it’s Thanksgiving or another major holiday.
That being said, I’ve expanded my horizons of what I have found to be “easy makes” in terms of food – and I’ve really been enjoying it! I did spend an hour (from start to finish, including clean up) making the Thai dish last night – but I made so much that we have 2-3 days’ worth of food, prepped precisely how we want it – with no added salt, no extra oil, and nothing else that we don’t want!
Do you find it difficult to carve out the time to make meals for you and for your family? I can tell you from my own personal experience – cooking at home can actually save you time.
Think about it – each time at a restaurant takes time to order, to wait for their preparation of the food, to pay for it, and more. And when you order from a restaurant, do you really know the nutritional value of the food you’re paying for?
What if you could take one or two times per week and make 1-2 different dishes that would last the week – portion them out into meal servings to easily reheat after a long day when you’re tired?
Healthy eating at home can be very easy, it just takes planning.
Don’t get me wrong – I love dining at a restaurant for a date night, but I do so for the full experience – not just because I want the food.
To learn more of the published benefits to eating at home, check out this article! You save money, time, you know precisely what went into the preparation of your food, you can better control your portions, and much more!
Have a great weekend, and make some good food! 🙂