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Simply Living Healthy – 40 tips in 40 days

So you already know that restaurants hire people specifically to do meal prep in the morning so they are ready to go for the lunch and dinner crowds…today’s tip is just that.  Take a few moments in the morning to pre-prep your evening meal, and it goes ten times faster!  Not to mention the delay of the ‘witching hour’ if you also have small, hungry humans to contend with at the days end. (Or a hungry husband, or hungry hippo…)

I spend my son’s morning nap chopping and prepping.  Some days I even go ‘french style’ and put everything pre-measured out on the counter so all I have to do is dump it in a pot or pan and voila! dinner done like a cooking show.

I used to also do this when I worked close to full time hours with a family…  Before work prep meant the world to me at the end of a tired, long work day, with a cranky hungry kid in tow.

So however your life looks, cooking with whole, healthy foods doesn’t have to mean aggravation in the kitchen at the dinner hour.  Break up the prep.  If you are chopping onions, why not also dice one up for tomorrow.  And having everything at the ready sometimes is the inspiration needed for cooking up a healthy meal.

Bon appetite!

Simply Living Healthy – 40 tips in 40 days

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