Top 3 Tips to Save Money & Time in the Kitchen
On Sundays, Reg and I like to prep enough food to last us until Wednesday or Thursday. If we don’t, we are tempted grab lunch on the go or dine at a restaurant. Many of my clients have the same struggles. Honestly, we can cook healthier, tastier and cheaper food at home. Follow these 3 tips and you should have enough food to last you for days.
1. Pull out your slow-cooker and use it. There is nothing better than coming home to a house that smells like pot-roast or bbq pulled pork! There are tonnes or recipes on the internet but you don’t even need one. If you follow these 3 easy steps:
Step I: Place meat in the slow cooker. Use a roast, stew meat or chicken breasts.
Step II: Add your favourite chopped seasonal veggies (yams, carrots, parsnip, and squash). I like to cut a spaghetti squash in half and place it on top of everything. Pull it out at the end and scrape out the inside for low-carb spaghetti.
Step III: Pour in a little vegetable, beef or chicken stock and sprinkle in some herbs and spices. The more liquid you put in the soupier it will be.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours. That’s it!
2. Roast a big pan of seasonal vegetables. Pre-heat your oven to 375F. Cut up seasonal veggies like beets, turnips and butternut squash and toss with some olive oil and spices. Bake for 45 minutes or until the veggies are tender.
3. BBQ or grill extra chicken breasts, sausages and or steak to use for lunches and dinners.
The bottom line is that you need to cook extra food during the weekend so that you are not scrambling when you get home in the evening tired and hungry. Set yourself up for success.