Let’s face it – these days, we’re all just way too busy. If you feel like you don’t have time for life’s basic food preparation, you’re in luck. There are an abundance of little life hacks for people who don’t want to cook – and those with simply no time on their hands to do food-related chores.
Evenings should be a time for family or fun – not fussing over your food. That doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a feast; it just means taking the stress out of the entire thing.
The Classic: Get A Takeaway
Seriously, there are now so many options which mean that you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen, stressing away. If you’ve already spent a long day at work, pretty much anything you can do to make eating easier is a welcome reduction in your workload.
Now, a takeaway has been an option for many years now, but your options just keep getting bigger and bigger. Choices used to be limited to restaurants offering their own takeout service, but now basically anything that you like can be delivered to you with just a few clicks.
Services such as Deliveroo can bring everything from Indian food to American cuisine to you, to suit your individual tastes, dietary needs and budget.
Skip The Shopping
Some of us actually like to cook though, and find it therapeutic. At the very least, you can shop less. Seriously, who wants to stand in endless lines at the shops? Ugh, not us.
These days there are plenty of options involving having your groceries delivered directly to your door – and we’re not just talking home delivery from the supermarkets themselves (although that is an option of its own).
Recipe boxes are now all the rage, and cater to families of all sizes, and their different needs and tastes. Simply choose a meal plan you like the sound of, and they do the rest. Get the shopping done for you – then all you have to do is prepare and cook. That’s half the battle, right?
Get Into Meal Prep
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or save money, food preparation can be a lifesaver. By planning the week’s meals in advance, you know exactly what you’re going to be eating for the rest of the week, as well as exactly how much it’s going to cost.
Meal preparation can be done alongside an exercise plan to usefully manage a calorie controlled diet. It can also avoid food waste, because you’re only buying exactly what you need. It’s a win-win for all.
Crucially, it can also give you back your evenings and those precious minutes of lunch time, instead of having to run around deciding what to have. Set aside a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, invest in some Tupperware and crack open those recipe books to keep things interesting and fresh.
Food is an important part of so many of our lives, but it doesn’t need to consume all of our time. Why not focus on the consuming of the food itself?!