Post by mountainma on Aug 14, 2020 10:02:42 GMT -6
I'm looking into ways to eat "clean" without spending a ton of time in the kitchen. It's healthier not to eat processed foods or pre-packaged stuff, but it hurts me to stand and cook and prep veggies and then clean up piles of dishes afterwards. Any ideas for a happy medium?
Post by eyeofthestorm on Aug 14, 2020 11:24:49 GMT -6
The best thing I did was (when getting Misfits Market) was to clean and prep it ALL on the first day. (I've paused my subscription until summer passes). I would sit at the table (sometimes one of the boys would help too). Clean, peel, slice/cut up. Any greens I planned to cook I would do that day, package them and freeze or put in the fridge. It made the rest of the week MUCH better in terms of preparing meals. And, while it was a lot to do at once, it actually was done faster than if it had been spread over the entire week.
Thank you! I might try that today. One thing I did a few weeks ago that really helped, was to make up lunches for several days and put them in individual containers, so that whenever someone was hungry, they could grab a lunch. I might do that this week with snacks to prevent the constant grazing. I think the issue is that with DD2 back home, we are not eating together as a family, so it seems like someone is constantly cooking/eating at all hours and making a mess. This week I'm really going to try hard to remedy that. We need to eat together on a schedule instead of just whenever someone feels like it. Having two adult children at home is a challenge in this area.
Post by fruitfulvine on Aug 16, 2020 20:25:50 GMT -6
I agree with Sandra. I try to wash and prep all my fruits and veggies on the days I buy them. You're so much more likely to grab something good to eat when it's all ready to go. One thing I've recently done, that I'd never thought of before, was to cut up a lot of oranges and store them in a container in the fridge. We were given 15 lbs of them and they are so good, but if someone had to peel them each time they wanted one I fear they'd end up going to waste.
I feel you with the adult children at home! I agree if at all possible to have set meal times and eat together. If work schedules don't allow for that, then who's ever cooking had better clean up their own mess.