How many of your meals are cooked by you in your home? Cooking at home is the best way to know what you are actually eating. Food that is prepared in restaurants or in factories does not give you control of what you are really eating. Remember the pink slime controversy? Good example of what you might not want to be eating and never knew you were.
|Home cooked meal: lamb chops, pumpkin risotto, and roasted brussel sprouts.
Preparing food at home let’s us control what ingredients are used. You decide how much salt is used or if you need to modify recipes for food allergies or intolerances. One thing that helps me cook at home is having a plan. I plan weekly dinner menus. Dinner menus get me through the week.
Menu planning helps you know what you need to buy and also is a way to use up food that needs to be used up. Even working from home I find that without a plan for dinner we end up eating a lot of pre-prepared food and spaghetti. It is one strategy I can’t live without. Here is my menu for this week.
Monday – Sausage, zucchini, orzo soup
Tuesday – Spaghetti, garlic bread
Wednesday – Asian sloppy joes, zucchini
Thursday – Chicken, veg, quinoa
Friday – Easy night : burgers and oven fries.
Saturday – Pork shoulder, polenta, veg.