We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make our communities greener, and how to align our work and personal life to better match our priorities and goals in life. While doing all this, do you ever notice how much food plays a part in all our strategies to live healthier?
It’s not simply enough to decide to eat healthier. Sustainable healthy eating patterns really only happen when our behaviors change. Sometimes that can be harder than we think.
For example, for those of us working really long hours close to home, or far from home, the temptation to create dinners that are less than healthy but easy and quick to prepare can be enormous!
We’re human and we can only do so much to change the world and keep our cholesterol down. We need tangible help that recognizes are real, human weaknesses.
When I embark on a change of behavior (from more exercise to better eating) I like to start with the facts.
Convenient pre-packaged food is more expensive – period. In this age of budgetary restraint and rising costs, no one wants to spend more than they have to on necessities.
Once you take stock of how much extra you’re spending on convenience food you’ll realize quickly how much better off you’d be if you just took a little more time to prepare your own homemade foods.
Now before balk at having to spend hours on end preparing home cooked meals, what I’m talking about are homemade “convenience foods.”
Yes there are healthy “convenience” foods and what makes them healthy is your input not necessarily the time involved. You’d be surprised how much time you have to prepare some of the easy recipes available to you.
There is an old saying about pre-packaged and convenience foods that you find in the grocery store. It goes like this: If you are reading the ingredients on the label and sugar is one of the first items listed, followed by a long list of ingredients with syllables that you cannot even pronounce, you shouldn’t be eating what’s in the package as it isn’t “real food.”
I’m sure you’ve seen or heard at one point or another about any number of the many studies conducted by scientists to show how much damage to our bodies is being caused by the variety of chemicals and food substitutes in our foods.
What we think could save us time now, could steal time from us later on.
Just setting aside two hours every Sunday night could end up providing you with healthy alternatives and additions for your menu for the whole week or even the entire month, depending on what you choose to make.
If you’re like me, it’s not so much the time that I don’t have (and I don’t have it) but it’s the lack of ideas that holds me back.
A few years back I did some copywriting work for great small business owner named Susanne Myers. She’s part of the “live frugal” movement and she produces tremendous recipes and tips to support healthier, more affordable lifestyles.
Susanne has just come up with a collection of recipes and tips to help you get started on your journey to a healthier, more affordable lifestyle with homemade convenience foods.
Envision this: you can start your healthier cooking journey with something small and easy like a soup base, pancake mix, or homemade yogurt, and then move on to something more elaborate such as homemade pizza with self-rising crust or your own corn tortillas. Once you see the many choices you have for making homemade convenience foods and the fun you can have making them, you”ll wish you had started things sooner.
If you’d like to get your own homemade convenience food recipes plus the bonuses Susanne is offering, click on the ebook below (it’s only $10 for the package).