In today’s competitive world every human being is striving for a good career combined with a good healthy lifestyle and this can be achieved through exercise, proper sleep and above all good nourishing and healthy nutrition. Managing work and home for both men and women with dwindling time is increasingly becoming difficult. The last thing that we want to compromise is our health. With little planning, ingenuity, and organization in advance can make cooking a pleasurable experience.
It has been said many times that all tasty and nutritious meals need not require too much of elaborate cooking, too much time and usage of lot of spices or oil.
Try these life saving hacks for a week and enjoy yummy and ready in minutes recipes!
-Pre-preparations: If there are some recipes that are time consuming and elaborate then these can be pre-prepared during the weekends when one has some extra time to spare. During the weekend you can mentally plan the foods, dishes that you intend to make during the week. Pre-preparation of these dishes help a great deal thus saving lot of time during week days.
-Learn to Deep Freeze!!! A good size freezer compartment always comes in handy.
Cutting onions every time is very cumbersome. The much used mixture of tomato and onionin most Indian dishes can be cooked in bulk, and tucked away in freezer. Whenever needed take a few spoonful out and cook it with your vegetables. This paste comes handy for pasta as well. Similarly, Indians use lot of ginger and garlic in their food. You can pre prepare this paste as well and deep freeze it. This will save a whole lot of time when you’re cooking next.
-Partly cooked vegetables like roasted Brinjal or Aubergine or also called Eggplant, Okra (Lady’s Finger), Bitter Gourd, pressure cooked pulses such as, Kidney Beans, white chick peas, black eyed beans etc can be partly cooked and tucked away in the freezer(for fresh taste prepare the seasoning at the time of serving).
-Leafy vegetables Preparations: Leafy vegetablescan take a lot of time to clean, wash and chop. With a tight work schedule this might get difficult. To make it easy for you, wash, clean and chop the leafy vegetables in advance and store them in containers and keep them in the fridge. Add these to your daily wheat dough to make nutritious breads or in battersfor other preparations etc.
-Meats can be marinated, half cooked and frozen:These can be freshly pressure cooked with additional spices or baked to get perfectly cooked dishes.
– One thing that I very often do is make large batch of rice-pulse batter. This batter can be conveniently stored in refrigerator, and can be used for over a week for make steamed rice cakes.Try mixing some oats powder to this mixture for healthy alternatives top up the batter with chopped vegetables for greater variety.
-Other than freezing, vegetables can also be washed, cut up, cleaned and stored in airtight containers for a busy morning. Use these to make healthy multigrain sandwiches, subs, etc.
So no more will you have morning blues of cooking and rushing to work if you follow these easy tips.
Start your GOQii Lifestyle today!