One of the biggest challenges for busy women is finding the time and knowing how to cook a meal at home. I truly believe that every woman, whether preparing for one, two or four, can discover a plan for having a healthy meal with a simple recipe at home.
Why Am I So Intent on Meals At Home?
- It’s healthier. A study posted by the Medical Express revealed that “those who cooked were more likely” to live longer.
- It gives you control to choose how much butter, oil, sauce, sodium, etc. to add, as well as your portion size.
- It’s an opportunity to spend time with family around the table.
- It Saves Money
How to do it?
- Plan according to your schedule. What is the easiest method (grilling, steaming, or crock pot) and time of the day for you to put your meal together? Take a few minutes at the beginning of the week to get a plan. Remember your plan may vary depending on the season in your life. It does not have to be extravagant.
- Be realistic. Give up trying to cook every night of the week. Pick the number of days that is realistic and keep it basic with how you will prepare your meals. (Look for crock pot meal next week.)
Oven Fried Chicken (adapted from Calorie King)
- 1 cup corn flakes, crushed
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
- 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into even strips
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spray cookie sheet with butter flavored cooking spray.
Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl. Mix egg whites and milk in small bowl. Dip chicken into egg mixture and coat with corn flakes. Place on cookie sheet, and spray with more cooking spray.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then flip pieces and spray with more cooking spray. Continue baking for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Fat – 1
Protein – 14
Dont give up trying. With a simple recipe at home, you can save calories, money and have more quality time with your family.