Time Savings – Home Cooking

Time Savings

Lack of time is the most common reason people report for not cooking at home. While this can be a legitimate reason, many people spend more time watching TV than they do preparing meals. Preparing meals at home can actually be a time savings over eating out or even waiting for a take-out order. Many meals can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. To maximize your time savings:

  • Batch cook enough for at least 2 meals–grilled chicken breast and vegetable one night and salad with sliced chicken the next.
  • Refrigerate or freeze leftovers for lunches or to keep on hand.
  • Plan out your menu and shop once a week. You may want to try an online meal planning service that provides menu plans, recipes and a shopping list.
  • Prep ahead as much as possible to make the final prep time shorter.  
  • Keep it simple—your family has some favorite meals, repeat these once a week. Look for simple recipes with a short ingredient list.
  • Keep your kitchen stocked up with the basics.
  • Slow cookers produce very tender meats and your meal is ready when you walk in the door.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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