I consider a meal ‘easy to prepare’ if it takes 30 minutes or less – and that includes preparation.
I recommend keeping a selection of healthy staple ingredients in your kitchen for quick meals. Mine include chickpeas, kidney beans, oats, rice and pasta in the pantry, and eggs, fruit and fresh vegetables in the fridge. I also keep plenty of nuts and seeds on hand for a healthy snack.
Apart from the nutritional benefits, healthy cooking is a great learning experience. Knowing exactly what goes into your meals is a great way to understand the role nutrition plays in how you feel. And if that’s not enough – you’ll save plenty of money in the long run, too.