When you cook more meals at home, not only do you tend to eat healthier, but you can also save time, money and calories.
By cooking once and eating two or three times, you are being extremely efficient. If you cook a meal and make a double or triple batch, you’ll have left overs for lunches or another dinner.
It’s much easier to eat healthy when you are the one selecting the ingredients and preparing the meals. I know it takes more time to plan and prepare yourself, but if you are looking to lose or maintain weight, feel better and save money, it’s definitely worth the effort.
On the nights that I know we have other activities going on with the kids, the crockpot (slow cooker) is a HUGE help!
Ask yourself: What nights can you plan to cook at home this week?
Need meal ideas? There are so many great websites for recipe ideas including:
If life is just way too hectic, you can use services that deliver meals to your office or home that are as close to a home-made meal as possible. You will most likely need to order your meals for the week at the beginning of the week. Another option is for you to stock up on assembled meals like those prepared by N.Repulic, freeze them and use as needed. You’ll spend around 30 minutes choosing and ordering online. This option is super convenient!
Ask yourself: What is one action step I can take this week to prepare more meals at home?
Wishing you all the best,
Yasmine Defouni, Certified Holistic Health Coach
P.S. Here is a great Black Lentil Soup Recipe inspired by traditional Egyptian cooking with tips on healthy additions you can make once and eat from 2-3 times. You can make it using a regular stove-top or a slow cooker.
Disclaimer: My recipes and suggestions are what have served me well and made me feel my best. This information is for general purposes only. It is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical conditions. You should seek the care of your doctor before starting a new exercise routine or before changing other dietary or lifestyle habits. A health coach is not a licensed nutritionist, registered dietician or medical professional