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TIME SAVING KITCHEN TIPS FOR BUSY PEOPLE!

"Eating healthy unfortunately takes up too much time”. We’ve all heard this at some point or personally felt it."

It’s sadly a myth and probably a very good excuse to pickup fast food! Picking up fast foods once in while is justified. However, grabbing nutritionally poor fast foods on a regular basis can lead to chronic illnesses like high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol or triglycerides, diabetes, and obesity. On the other hand, eating more home cooked meals may help with getting daily micro and macronutrients, prevent chronic illness, and save money.

Here are the top tips from our registered dietitian to save time in the kitchen and spend more time with family without resorting to unhealthy, fast foods.

  • Keep your pantry stocked with staple items like plant-based protein including dried legumes, canned products like beans, tomatoes, and pumpkin puree, whole grain pasta, grains like oats, brown rice, and quinoa, nut butters, and seeds like ground flaxseed, chia, hemp, and pumpkin.
  • Grab those frozen goodies! Frozen fruits and vegetables are very nutrient dense given, they are flash frozen at the peak of their ripeness. Prewashed and precut leafy greens, vegetables, and fruit can also be a huge time saver.
  • Batch cook one pot meals, soups, grains, and legumes, and freeze the leftovers for busy weeknights. Marinade protein like chicken and fish as soon as you get back from the grocery store and freeze them in freezer bags. Keep at least half a dozen hard boiled eggs on hand for a quick eggs and avocado toast in the morning, protein in the salad, or as a mid afternoon snack with a piece of fruit.
  • Keep dried and fresh herbs, spices, and dips like hummus and tzatziki on hand for dipping vegetables and adding enormous amount of flavor and nutrients to your meals.
  • Come up with family favorite meal ideas for the week, take inventory of what you have on hand, and go to the grocery store with a list of items needed so that you don’t forget something. This will prevent an extra trip to the store, thereby saving you time during busy evenings.
  • Take advantage of the kitchen tools like instant pot, food processor, spiralizer, and kettle for quick boiling water to save time.
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