Healthy Eating Hacks
A surefire way to save calories (and coin!) is to cook and eat at home more regularly. It's a healthy habit you may have, ahem, made some resolutions about recently. From cutting down on your dish count to planning for leftovers, here are six hacks to keep you on track and avoiding the urge to go-out and take-out.
1. One Dish Meals
Cooking is one thing. Dishes are the other thing. Make yourself just one clean sheet pan or skillet away from your Netflix binge.
2. Use Less Ingredients
Just because you are cooking at home more doesn't mean you have a 25th hour of the day to scour the grocery aisles for all the things. Plus, more ingredients means more prep. Ain't nobody got time for that.
3. Batch Cooking
Eating homemade everyday doesn't mean cooking everyday. A whole beef roast slow-cooked to fall apart tender or a few extra steaks thrown on your weekend grill can make for a more relaxed, more delicious week. Batch cooking is your friend.
4. Meal Prep
A week of make ahead breakfasts and quick pack-and-go lunches are the antidote to drive thru trips and coffee shop fare. Think microwavable, portable, and full of protein to keep you going all day long.
5. Planned Overs
The word leftovers just doesn't do justice to the genius of transforming one meal into others. Monday's traditional pot roast becomes shredded beef Taco Tuesday. Steak and baked potato night becomes beef breakfast hash morning or a steak salad your co-workers will drool over.
6. Waste Less
Did you know? Forty percent of the food taken home in America goes uneaten. Whhhhaaat?! Join the 30-Day Food Waste Challenge. From shopping your own kitchen before hitting the store to understanding freshness labels, get a month of tips for rehabbing your food waste habits. Your wallet and environmental impact will thank you!