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 spend 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 is answer to saving time in 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 are 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 make most of your time in kitchen:
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If you've got a favorite recipe, double it up. Do you have 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 of 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 in oven or microwave to save time on washing extra dishes.