I kid you not, my life has been changed because of these recipes.
For anyone who knows me, my natural inclinations in daily living lean towards complicated, busy, and time-consuming. This is because I like variety, I love learning, and I admit, I do like being busy and active. Ironically, I also yearn for simplicity, solitude, and order. Sort of diametrically opposed forces that I’m combating here.
Knowing this, you might imagine how these simple, tasty, and easy recipes have been a God-send to me. They make me want to cry, they are so easy. I hear all too often–“I don’t have time to cook healthy meals,” or, “it’s too expensive to eat _____(vegan, veggies, you fill in the blank)” or my favorite, “I just don’t know what to cook and don’t have any good recipes” (hardly a compelling excuse since free recipes abound on the Internet and cookbooks are inexpensive and very easy to order no matter where you live) but these recipes dissolve any and all excuses about why you just can’t eat whole foods.
Of course eating healthfully is going to cost you more than eating ramen noodles, mac and cheese, and hot dogs, but it doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive or time consuming. I for one, love to cook and am a cookbook junkie (love ya Dreena!), but the realities of motherhood have deeply settled in and I have had to come to terms with 5 minute meals (healthy vegan meals at that!).
You’ve heard me sing the praises of Jeff Novick, R.D., before, and I cannot recommend his work enough. He makes everything so simple and easy to apply, it just makes sense.
Here’s an excerpt from his Facebook page (with recipes and pics!):
Examples of some of my favorite simple recipes. Most all of them can be made in about 5 minutes, have less then 5 ingredients and cost much less than 5 dollars.
These meals are very low in calorie density and very high in nutrient density so you can eat all you want till you are comfortably full without having to worry about portions size or going hungry.
Also I should mention that all recipes are gluten-free. So stop making it harder than it needs to be, check out his recipes, and start enjoying all of the time you’re going to save because you won’t be stuck in the kitchen all day!