It seems more often than not that people complained about how difficult making healthy recipes are.
However, with some careful planning and a basic know-how of the ingredients nutritional value, one would be able to make their own healthy dishes that they and their loved ones would surely love and enjoy. The secret is to know how to do planning.
It is important that one do advance planning of meals, usually for the whole week or more so that one can compress the cost of buying the ingredients as well as have the entire ingredient they need to make the recipe. Below you would find some of the healthy and easy to make tips that would not only make your food yummy but tasty as well.
Tip #1 – Use slow cookers. For those who are pressed of time, the most convenient and easy way to prepare healthy meals is with slow cookers or microwave oven. You can start cooking the food in the morning and have a perfect and healthy dinner at night. An excellent way of having healthy dinner for those families who have both parents working at the same time.
Another way of preparing food is to cook the meals over the weekend and re-heat them during the week. This saves time as well as allow one to cook their meals according to their schedule so one no longer have to wait for the other person before they can eat.
It is best to make a checklist or a listing of each person’s schedule so that you would be able to plan what recipe to make during a particular day. This way, you can prepare the easiest meal during your busiest day and more challenging recipes during your free day.
Tip # 2 – Be involved. Have your husband or wife and child included in the preparation of their meals. This would help eliminate unplanned pizza mealtime or even eating ice cream for desserts every day. This helps them to get involved as well as increase your bonding time as a family.
Kids can be tasked to wipe the kitchen counter and older kids to chop veggies or clear the table. This way, they would have a good idea of how their meals are cook, gives them sense of responsibility, and teaches them independence at the same time.
Tip # 3 – Cooking in one huge batch of your favorite stew and freezing some is a great way to save time as well as money. Choose to cook soups, pasta, casseroles. Chili and stews then freeze the later for future use.
Do remember to label the containers indicating the food type and the date when it is cooked.
This way, older food gets to be eaten first and expired ones to be disposed of accordingly.Another way that you can save is to stock up on meats and other frozen meat products such as chicken, beef and turkey. You can also buy meats that are already ‘choice parts’ which means that you can just thawed them and cook as steaks, chops or roast it. Stocking up during a sale is a great way to use your freezer space and save at the same time.
Tip # 4 – For homemakers it is important to keep your pantry full as well as your kitchen freezer. Do stock soup-based stocks, canned veggies, fruits and other canned products. This will make it easier for you to prepare healthy food recipes without having to rush to the supermarket to buy a canned of tomatoes for example.
Many groceries or supermarkets offer canned veggies on sale or for wholesale price, which you can take advantage of especially if you have a large family to feed. You can also buy soup stocks or soup based stocks so that you can make soups or stews easily without having to boil chickens or veggies for soup-based recipes.
Examples of canned items that you can stock include tomatoes, beans, salmon and fruits. You can also stock grains, cereals and even pastas that can be your emergency back-up plan should you have need of it.
We do hope that this article would help you in preparing healthy recipes that you and your family can truly enjoy