I hear a lot of reasons why people don’t eat well.
“It’s too hard.”
“It’s too expensive”
“I can’t cook”
While I totally understand all of these reasons, I still say to get out there and try! Trust me, I’ve been there. I have people tell me that my meal prep looks so nice but they could never do it. YES YOU CAN! There’s a few ways to be healthy even if you think you can’t cook.
Keep It Simple, Sweetheart!
What comes to mind when you think of cooking healthy food? Tons of veggies, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, flavor free…..etc! Honestly it truly doesn’t have to be that way! It can get so overwhelming to look at recipes online and give up before you even start but don’t! Starting with easy recipes and simple ingredients gets you in the groove with cooking and you won’t get easily discouraged!
Learning to cook really takes time! You may find one recipe that you’re really good at and you make that until you get sick of it! That’s totally okay. The thing about cooking is that you’ll have to keep doing it and trying new foods to find out what really works for you! Sometimes it takes making a few meals with a certain ingredient for you to know that it may not be for you. I would recommend tackling one new recipe a week. This way you still get to try new things but you haven’t gotten too overwhelmed.
When I started cooking for my husband, I used to beat myself up because the dish never turned out like the picture in the cookbook. Most of the time, it never will! Those foods are professionally styled and are usually cold and DAYS old before they get photographed. Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t cut the veggies in super tiny slivers. The fact that you got through it and make a delicious dish in the end is what matters! Celebrating the little victories can make cooking more enjoyable!
There’s so many delivery services now that will deliver just the right amount of ingredients to your door and all you have to do is put it together! Blue Apron is such a big help because I believe it really steers you in the right direction. All you have to do is follow the direction to get everything together. Cooking these meals will boost your confidence and you’ll be more eager to try experimenting on your own!
Overall, cooking may just not be for you but I wouldn’t want that to stop you from living a healthy lifestyle. Why not try these out and see what works for you?
Do you like to cook meals daily?
Have you tried delivery services like Blue Apron?
So I try to avoid it but it happens, you’re out and you get hungry so what do you do? You head for a fast food restaurant. Now hear me out, depending on your fitness and dietary goals, this doesn’t have to completely derail your day. There’s ways to still get quality meals at normal establishments.
Let’s be honest here. I’m sure you’ve all been scrolling on Instagram and have seen multiple people showing off their protein supplements and things like that. Heck, I’m guilty of having a few posts about my favorite supplements: Unico Nutrition. I know some people have questions like, how do I go about incorporating supplements into my diet? Should I even take them? Let’s break it down! Continue reading Incorporating Supplements Into Your Diet
When it comes to eating healthy, it can be hard switching over. Most people think that you need a complete overhaul of your diet and that’s just not true! Making many healthy food substitutions throughout your day can add up!