Do you find it challenging to stick to your healthy regimen with your busy schedule? Here are my practical kitchen tips for making your food preparation easier. I would love to hear what you would add. Comment below.
Linda’s Practical Kitchen Tips for the Busy Person
• Start your day by loading up the blender with nutrient-dense whole foods.
• When making a meal, chop extra veggies for two-minute meal prep next day.
• Cook more grains or legumes than you need and store leftovers for quick reheat.
• Buy organic frozen vegetables to have on hand when you’re out of fresh.
• Eating simple raw dishes can save lots of time and give you loads of nutrition. Consider blender soups, smoothies, nut pate’s and protein balls.
• Pre-make cultured vegetables like sauerkraut – keeps for months in the fridge.
• Keep grocery list on fridge. When running low on a staple, write it down.
• Make a large bowl of salad greens to keep in fridge for days.
• When using your food processor or blender, plan ahead and make next meal or snack.
• Have the right tools in your kitchen. A mandolin for slicing quickly, food processor for bigger jobs, blender, emersion blender (for salad dressings, pureeing soups, etc.).
• Make marinara or pesto ahead of time and freeze small batches.
• To avoid peeling garlic for every meal, make garlic paste (garlic and cooking oil) in blender, then store in small jars in fridge or freezer to quickly add a spoonful to dishes.
• When heating the oven to cook squash, yams, potatoes, cook more than you will eat and refrigerate for a cold salad, cut and broil for fries, use to thicken soup broth or reheat for another dinner. Cooked sweet potato and an avocado makes an easy quick breakfast/lunch.
• Toss favorite vegetables or tofu into marinade while you’re working all day. Throw on grill or roast/bake them when you get home.
• In morning, throw broth, legumes, vegetables, spices/salt, onion and garlic in slow cooker and come home to a cooked meal.
• Leftovers are key! Cook more than you will eat. The next night, just reheat.
Health educator & practical chef, Linda Curry, empowers others to “attain health one bite at a time.” Linda is living her dream teaching others to heal and nourish through a whole foods, plant-strong diet. Linda has experience educating cancer patients with a whole foods, nutrient-dense diet, and doing one-on-one personalized and group food prep lessons including a focus on food allergies. Linda has been showing individuals how to easily make delicious, practical, plant-based meals for optimal health in a busy world. Linda is available for health consultations.