6 easy ways to ease cooking and eat healthy meals

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Cooking at home is a fantastic skill for your health and body. It’s a shame it takes more time than we’d like. But we know some great tips to help you eat right, save time and money, and enjoy the process.

Plan your meals

Thinking through your menu for the week in advance and buying everything you need is a good decision. This way you reduce the stress of daily trips to the supermarket and make sure you don’t grab the first ready-made salad and ice cream for dinner. A clear plan helps control such an important quality of diet as variety. Eggs may be super healthy, but scrambled eggs seven days a week is not a healthy choice. Large purchases once a week help save time and money, especially if you come to the store with a list and full.

Prepare in advance

The most boring activities in the kitchen are peeling and washing vegetables and herbs, don’t you agree? That said, onions, carrots, celery and parsley are needed for most dishes. To avoid doing the triple-daily routine and free up your time for culinary experimentation or just playing after entering a PlayAmo login, get inspired by the idea of half-cooked vegetables:

  • Peel and chop the vegetables you use most often and put them in zip-lock bags. They can be kept in the fridge for 4-5 days.
  • Vegetable stir-fry for soup can be stored in an airtight, sealable container in the fridge or freezer.
  • Pay attention to the greens. If you have washed and dried spinach, parsley, dill, and cilantro waiting in the fridge, you’re unlikely to be too lazy to make a salad or add herbs to a stew.

Use the oven

Cooking on the stove requires a lot of attention, but the oven, especially modern and technologically advanced, can easily replace a clever household helper. For example, in modern models, you do not need to look inside, adjust the temperature, put a tray closer or farther to the heating element, or check the recipe. 

Eat easy

Cooking complex dishes with a few dozen ingredients is an adventure that requires both time and expertise. So if your goal is to spend as few hours at the stove as possible but still eat healthily, focus on simple recipes. Warm salads, soups, baked meats or fish and vegetables cook effortlessly and provide a satisfying satiety without the extra calories.

Look for inspiration

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Eat more vegetables

Nutritionists urge eating plant-based foods because they contain fiber – insoluble fibers that are needed for proper bowel function, good metabolism and ultimately to maintain an ideal weight. Cardiologists and oncologists love vegetables as a source of nutrients that are important in preventing deadly diseases. Importantly, eating vegetables is also one of the most convenient ways to manage hunger. Many plants can be eaten raw, but it’s better to cook them – so they are better absorbed. It takes 20 minutes to bake a colorful, appetizing stew in the oven, especially if you’ve peeled and chopped the peppers, onions, potatoes, and other vegetables in advance