It’s time to get back into the kitchen

 

Curried Lamb Meatballs with Lentils & Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Curried Lamb Meatballs with Lentils & Roasted Brussels Sprouts

During the week do you find yourself running through the drive-thru at a fast food restaurant? What about ordering take-out? Do you find it easier to open a box or can and heat it up rather than to make real food? If you answered yes to any or all of these, then you are not alone.  Like millions of others it just feels easier than preparing food for ourselves or families.

The problem is that eating food this way is taking a toll on our bodies.  Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses have skyrocketed in the last 60 years.  The one thing that everyone points to is the amount of processed food we are eating.  As a society, we are cooking far less now than the last generation and even more so than the generation before that.  It is not a coincidence that health problems have dramatically been on the rise ever since.  Fast and processed foods are not the answer, real home cooked food is!

If we start small we can reverse this trend over time and get back to preparing most of our own food and meals.  Set a goal to cut back on that processed or fast food at least once a week less than what you do now.  Plan ahead so that you don’t feel rushed or overwhelmed and fall back on the quick bite.  Once you feel like you have that down, add another meal and then another until it becomes second nature to us.  We just have to reprogram ourselves to where making our own food isn’t a burden but just what we do.

Isn’t it time to get back into the kitchen and cooking for ourselves again?