As a Wellness and Life Purpose Coach, I believe every woman has a unique purpose and role to fulfill each day. Therefore good health and energy is essential to living it out to the best of her ability. Having healthy meals prepared at home contributes to good health and according to a study posted by the Medical Express “those who cooked were more likely” to live longer. However, it is understandable that making time to fit in meal planning can get put at the bottom of the list, but realizing the benefits in addition to living longer may help it become a priority.
- It Gives You More Control over how much butter, cream, salt is consumed as well as appropriate portion size .
- It Saves Money tremendouly by not eating out.
- It Leads to Less Stress and More Organization at home because there is less running around and with improved health and time management.
All of this may sound good, but impossible with hectic busy schedules or for someone who hates to cook. Keep in mind a couple of tips to make is simple, yet healthy.
It Does not Have to be Gourmet
One of the things that make it difficult is attempting to plan elaborate meals on hectic nights. When things fail, it’s easy to give up completely. To be healthy, it does not have to be gourmet. For example, prepare a main dish with more than one step then choose a simple side and avoid having so much prep work that takes time and energy.
Plan according to your schedule
Take a few minutes at the beginning of the week to decide what type of meal would be best for the upcoming schedule each day. Before I make a grocery list, I look at my family calendar for the upcoming week. Then plan meals such as a simple salad when there is only 20 minutes or healthy Crockpot recipe for a late night at work on extracurricular activities.
Because I have learned that time management and planning is the key to eating healthy, Simple Designer Meals provides that for all women with weekly recipes, time saving tips and grocery list that work for the demands of a busy schedule. The goal is to make it easy for every woman to complete the work she needs to accomplish, yet still have a healthy meal with her family at home.
This week, start with one simple meal and make healthy eating a home a priority with this recipe.
Crockpot Beef and Broccoli
2 lb beef chuck boneless roast
1 broccoli Floret
3 cloves of garlic
2 cans of beef consume soup
1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 tbsp of olive oil
Place beef in Crockpot. Mix garlic, soup, soy sauce and brown sugar and pour over beef. Cook 4 hours on low. Place broccoli in Crockpot and cook 30 more minutes.
Serve with rice, cucumbers and tomatoes on side with fruit of the season.