When I am in the kitchen preparing a meal, I do just that, I prepare the meal. In other words, my focus is on exactly what I am doing. I have a grateful and positive attitude while I cook.
Why am I grateful?
…it is what it is, I have to eat, and if I were to uphold a negative attitude, well…it wouldn’t be that fun. Besides, if I feel overwhelmed, I usually enlist some help.
The trickiest part to getting a healthy meal to the table…
….is actually having the right ingredients on hand. So let’s start there.
The old saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail,” holds true when it comes to meal planning.
Here’s my approach…..
1. Pull one, two or three favorite healthy cookbooks out. I peruse through them to pick some easy dinner meals that I would like to cook for the week. I only choose three or four.
2. After I choose my meals, I write down the ingredients that I will need to purchase. I also make note of the page the recipe is on, so I don’t forget what I will be cooking.
3. Included on my list are the stand-by foods that my family likes for breakfast, lunches and snacks and other things that my pantry might be low on.
4. I shop from the shopping list.
Dinner is ready!
Remember the most important ingredient is attitude! Change you views on cooking, and you might discover a new passion.
Please comment and let us know what your favorite tips are with making cooking more pleasurable.
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