The Takes Too Long Myth
If it’s convenient, it can’t be good for you, right? MYTH! Watch this and discover three tips to help you burn fat and boost health quicker than you can imagine.
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3 Tips to Spend Less Time Cooking and More Time Burning Fat
We all know how ridiculously fast-paced modern life has become. We also know that convenience “foods” aren’t great for us. We want to eat better, but we don’t seem to have enough time to prepare healthy meals. It seems home cooked healthy meals just aren’t realistic. Wait a minute! What if nutritious and delicious meals didn’t need to take a long time to prepare? What if you could actually save time and get slim? When it comes to quick, nutritious and delicious eating, the options are endless and easy. The key is a little planning to save a lot of time.
A Full Fridge Is Your Best Friend
The first and best thing you can do is stock your fridge and freezer with whole foods found in nature. Think way more non starchy veggies, quality proteins, whole food fats, and low-sugar fruit in the fridge. And think way less packaged products in the cabinets because most often the foods that are actually good for us need to be refrigerated or frozen.
Once you know your way around the kitchen, nutritious and delicious meals can be ridiculously quick. In fact nutritious meals can be prepared faster than some of those frozen “quick fix” convenience food alternatives loaded with low-nutrient calories.
For example, you can prepare one of my favorite SANE recipes, Lemon Pepper Prawns in less time than it takes to bake an “easy dinner” staple like frozen pizza. It’s quick, easy and tasty. Plus you can easily double or triple the recipe, prepare it all in 30 minutes or less, freeze half, and spend even less time per meal. You can also swap in any protein you like and mix and match veggies to your heart’s content. The options are endless.
Batch It Up to Slim Down Speedily
Let’s take it a step further. When it comes to SANE eating, this simple batch cooking approach will change your life and the way you look. Here’s the best approach if you want to keep things as simple and SANE as possible.
Set aside an hour and bulk prep non-starchy veggies and quality protein. Slice and sauté these veggies with some yummy healthy fat like coconut oil or bacon. Now for your quality protein.
There’s fish that is amazingly easy to prepare via stove top with some seasoning or baked in bulk. Same thing goes with quality meats. I’m personally a big fan of ground beef, chicken, or turkey because they cook quickly and easily. For example, take your ground meat, add a low-sugar sauce like pasta sauce or salsa, and your non-starchy vegetables, then toss it all in fridge friendly containers. Done!
And of course whole food fats like nuts and seeds and low fructose fruits like berries and citrus require no prep time at all.
Ten Minute Meals Version 2.0
Put all these tips together, and in as little as two hours PER WEEK you can prep, freeze, and thaw almost all of your meals! Even if you factor in a trip to the store, we’re still talking less than ten minutes per meal. Frozen dinners have a hard time matching that, and let’s not even go there in terms of the difference in nutritiousness and deliciousness.
But what if you’re running out the door and don’t have anything prepared? What should you do? Personally, when I’m in a bind, my favorite sources of high-quality protein and fiber are low-sugar beef jerky, hard-boiled eggs, little baggies of raw veggies or SANE Bars.