Tired of cooking the same food all the time? Try these 8 simple hacks.
Easy ideas for busy and exhausted people who love healthy food.
Almost 2 years into pandemics, we got sick and tired of pretty much everything. I know for a fact that for me, one big source of tiredness is cooking and meal planning.
It often feels like you need a ton of work just to make a quick meal that you and your family are going to inhale in 3 minutes, which leaves you with a bunch of dirty dishes. And a few hours later, dang it, everyone is hungry again. It is an endless cycle. I ate bananas and peanut butter directly from the jar for dinner many more times than I would like to admit. That’s an easy and well-balanced meal, right?
The worst part is that I used to love to cook. I saw it as a creative outlet, a new adventure into the world of flavors, a social event, and something that brings people together.
One of my all-time most popular posts on Medium is 10 Cooking Lessons You Can Use in Everyday Life.
10 cooking lessons that you can use in daily life
I recently stumbled upon this quote by Paul Theroux:
Alas, the long periods of isolation, being at home all the time, cooking at home most of the time, not cooking with others and for others made me dread what I used to love: the art of cooking.
However, I didn’t want to give it up completely. The benefits of home cooking are multiple. Home cooking enables you to
- eat healthily
- save money
- control your portions
- be creative
I knew that I needed to make cooking more fun and results more appealing, rather than giving up on cooking altogether. Also, because my mental capacity is not at its peak (read: pandemic fatigue), I knew that hacks I wanted to find must be simple and easy, otherwise I would just throw in the towel and continue with bananas and peanut butter.
If you’re reading this, I imagine you too must be exhausted as well as hungry for some delicious food. You probably don’t want to become a master chef, yet…