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I'm trying to eat healthier, but I don't enjoy cooking - any simple and easy recipe ideas?

Hi everyone,

I've made a resolution to eat healthier this year, but unfortunately, I'm not the biggest fan of cooking. I find it to be a bit of a chore and it's hard for me to motivate myself to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. However, I know that cooking at home is often the best way to ensure that I'm eating healthy and getting all of the nutrients I need.

Does anyone have any suggestions for simple and easy recipes that even a cooking-phobic person like myself could manage? I'm not looking to become a gourmet chef or anything, just hoping to find some healthy meals that are quick and easy to make.

Thanks in advance for any tips or advice you can offer!

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ekiehn

Hey there!

I can definitely relate to not enjoying cooking, but still wanting to eat healthy. One easy and delicious recipe that I love is baked salmon. I just season the salmon with some lemon juice, salt, pepper, and herbs, and then bake it in the oven for around 20 minutes. It's a quick and easy meal that's also packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Another thing that has worked for me is trying to make meals that don't require a lot of prep work. For example, I like to make a simple black bean and corn salad by mixing together canned black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, and avocado. Then I season it with some lime juice and cilantro. It's filling and flavorful, and the only prep work involved is chopping up the vegetables.

Lastly, I find that having some healthy snacks on hand helps me to resist the temptation of unhealthy options. I always keep a supply of fruit, nuts, and yogurt in my fridge, so when hunger strikes, I'm not reaching for junk food.

Don't worry if you don't enjoy cooking. With a little bit of creativity and planning, you can easily whip up healthy meals that taste great too.

rwhite

Hey!

I can definitely relate to not enjoying cooking and wanting to eat healthier. One simple recipe that I like to make is a quinoa salad. I cook the quinoa and then add some chopped veggies like cucumber, tomatoes, and avocado. Then I drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice for flavor. It's a quick and easy meal that's also very healthy.

Another tip that helps me is to try and make extra portions whenever I do cook. That way, I can refrigerate or freeze the leftovers and have ready-to-eat meals for days when I'm not feeling up to cooking.

And lastly, an easy way to increase your vegetable intake is by roasting them. I just chop up some veggies like zucchini, eggplant, and bell peppers, toss them in some olive oil and seasoning, and roast them in the oven. It's a delicious and healthy way to enjoy veggies that I find much more palatable than steamed vegetables.

I hope these tips inspire you to cook healthy meals even if you don't enjoy cooking. Remember that small changes can lead to big results for your health.

ereynolds

Hello!

I completely understand your dilemma of wanting to eat healthily but not having a passion for cooking. What has worked for me is incorporating fruits and vegetables into every meal, even if it's something as simple as a smoothie or a salad.

One recipe that I find really easy and delicious is a simple vegetable stir-fry. I just heat up some oil in a pan, add my choice of vegetables (usually a mix of bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, and onions), and stir-fry until they're tender. Then I season them with some soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. It's a quick and easy meal that's also very nutritious.

I also like to make healthy swaps in recipes I already enjoy. For example, instead of making spaghetti with meat sauce, I'll use zucchini noodles and a tomato and vegetable sauce. It still tastes great, but it's much healthier and lighter.

Finally, I find that having healthy snacks on hand helps me to stick to my healthy eating goals as well. I like to stock up on things like almonds, fruit, and yogurt that are easy to grab and go.

I hope these tips help you! Remember, eating healthy doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming.

margarete54

Hi there!

I can definitely relate to not enjoying cooking, but still needing to eat healthy. One thing that has helped me a lot is investing in a slow cooker. It's very easy to use - you just throw all of the ingredients in and let it cook for several hours. You can make a big batch of something like a vegetable soup or chili, and then have healthy meals ready to go for several days.

Another thing that has helped me is learning some basic recipes that don't require a lot of prep work or fancy ingredients. For example, roasted vegetables are very simple but also very nutritious. Just chop up some veggies like carrots, broccoli, and sweet potato, toss them with a little bit of olive oil and your favorite seasonings, and then roast them in the oven until they're tender.

Finally, don't be afraid to take shortcuts where you can. There are plenty of healthy convenience foods out there that can make meal prep much easier. For example, I like to keep bags of pre-washed and chopped kale or spinach in the fridge, so I can add them to soups or stir-fries without having to wash and chop them myself.

I hope those tips help! Good luck on your healthy eating journey.

mhoeger

Hey there!

I know how you feel. Cooking can be frustrating and time-consuming, but we all need to eat healthily regardless. What has worked for me is meal prepping for the week on Sundays. It's much easier for me to cook a batch of something and divide it up into containers than to cook a fresh meal every day.

Some of the things I like to meal prep are baked chicken breasts or fish fillets, roasted sweet potatoes, and steamed vegetables. These are all healthy options that can be made in large batches and last for several days in the fridge.

Another thing that has helped me is getting creative with my salads. Salads can be a bit boring if you're just throwing some lettuce and dressing together. I like to mix in different vegetables and fruits, nuts or seeds, and a protein like hard-boiled eggs or grilled chicken. It makes for a satisfying and nutritious meal that's also easy to prepare.

Lastly, I find that having some healthy snacks on hand helps me to stick to my healthy eating goals. I like to cut up some carrot sticks, celery sticks, and bell peppers and keep them in the fridge for when I need something to snack on.

I hope these tips help! Remember, eating healthy doesn't have to be a hassle.

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