Most of us have busy schedules throughout the week, whether they’re filled with work, family commitments, a little fun with friends on the weekends, or perhaps all of the above. This leaves us with very little time and energy for healthy meal planning and preparation, which often results in reliance on processed foods, unhealthy ready meals, or simply making the same three dishes all the time.
No matter how busy you are, it doesn’t have to be this way! These time-saving tips from POW Food will help you create healthy, nutritious meals and snacks that are suitable for the whole family, whether you’re eating together at home or taking lunch into work or school.
Setting aside 5 or 10 minutes for meal planning each weekend can make a world of difference to your eating habits throughout the week. First of all, see what you already have in and plan potential meals for the week around these ingredients. Don’t worry if you can only scrape together a couple of meals - at least now you know what you need to buy to make the rest of your meals.
By quickly planning what your main meals will be for the week ahead, you can save yourself the time-consuming task of deciding on the day, the disappointment of realising you don’t have the right ingredients, and much more.
Many people swear by meal prepping. It might seem like a small change, but it’s unbelievably useful for those with busy lifestyles. By making more than you need, you can save yourself so much time (and washing up) later in the week, as well as reducing the number of different meals you need to plan for. It can also be more cost-effective to cook in bigger batches.
It isn’t just full meals that can be meal prepped. You could roast enough chicken to make your lunch wraps for the week, chop several meals worth of vegetables in advance, or even boil a load of eggs that you can quickly add to breakfasts or salads.
Make a dip or sauce
A great way to save time when making lunch or dinner is to have a pre-prepared dip or sauce handy. Most dips and sauces - for instance, pesto or pasta sauces - can be made in no time at all and stored in a jar for several days, if not longer. This is a quick and easy way to liven up your meals and save time without sacrificing flavour.
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