Countdown to Mealtime: Why Low Carb Vegetarian Meals Will Make Your Day

Written by Sylvie Charrier

Do you know what you're cooking for dinner tonight?

If you're like 75% of all Americans, you don't have a clue what's for dinner. When you figure it out, you'll spendrepparttar good part of your evening preparing that meal—and that's not counting any shopping that you might have to do. According to a recent national survey, Americans spend up to an hour every day cooking. Wouldn't you rather spend that time with your family, relaxing, reading, watching TV—doing anything other than slaving over a hot stove? In this fast-paced day and age, what isrepparttar 113130 answer to saving time inrepparttar 113131 kitchen?

Your answer to quicker cooking might just come from a surprising place. No, not your local fast food joint—unless, of course, you're okay with gaining weight! If you want to quickly prepare healthy meals for you and your family at home, low carb vegetarian meals arerepparttar 113132 only way to go! If you're wondering why, check this out.

Low carb vegetarian meals actually cook up to 3 times more quickly than your traditional meat-based menus. It's true. Because many vegetarian foods, especially meat substitutes, come pre-cooked, you'll never have to wait for that steak to slowly make its way to medium well. Simply heat through and then dish it out. In addition, since many vegetarian foods are entirely plant-based, they will keep for longer periods of time. This means that your veggie loaf made on Monday will still taste great on Friday!

To save you needless hours slaving over your stove, here are some extra easy quick tips to makerepparttar 113133 most of your time inrepparttar 113134 kitchen:

================= Think Big! =================

If you've got a favorite recipe, double it up. Do you haverepparttar 113135 time to do? How much more time does it take to cut two onions instead of one! Then, you'll eating delicious leftovers whenever you want that take a fraction ofrepparttar 113136 time to reheat. If you're going to freeze your leftovers, make sure to plop them in a pot or pan that you can put right inrepparttar 113137 oven or microwave to save time on washing extra dishes.

EASY! Homemade Breadsticks

Written by LeAnn R. Ralph

2 cups flour 3 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk

Mixrepparttar above ingredients. Roll into a rectangle approximately 10 inches by 10 inches. Cut into sticks (4 inches by 1 inch). Coverrepparttar 113129 bottom of a 9x13 pan with canola and/or olive oil. Put

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