One of the main reasons people turn to fast food establishments for meals is because they are busy. Another is that they can’t think of what to cook. And some people are unaware of the high calorie count and unhealthy ingredients contained in many commercially sold fast food meals.
But eating healthy, delicious meals that are quick to make is easier than you may think, and it is totally “doable” for even the busiest people. It’s all a matter of getting the resources you need and in working around your schedule.
Try these two tips to make eating healthy fast food at home easy:
Make a Date to Plan. Set a regular 10-minute appointment on your calendar for looking at your weekly schedule, and use that time to formulate your menu plan for the upcoming week.
Find Your Biggest Time Blocks. Identify the one or two days you will have the most time to cook in the upcoming week. Make one-dish meals, such as chili or pork goulash in double batches. Then, reheat them on your busiest days. Or make meals that can easily be converted into another quick dish, such as using leftover meat in quesadillas or pasta.
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Celebrate this National Fast Food Day at home!
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