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Everyone knows eating a healthy, balanced diet can have a significant positive impact on their health. Unfortunately, many people do not have the time to spend ages in the kitchen preparing healthy food from scratch every day. Many people are also concerned about the rising cost of living and the impact that higher energy bills may have on their daily lives. For this reason, having their oven on for hours is not an option for many people as the cost of doing so would be too great. But does this mean that you need to sacrifice your good intentions of eating a healthy balanced diet for the sake of saving money on the cost of powering your kitchen appliances? The good news is that it does not.
Once you learn some tips and tricks to prepare healthy meals quickly and easily, you will not need to worry so much about rising energy costs or being short of time. Instead, you will be able to prepare healthy meals quickly every day of the week. Here are some of the tips you need to help you prepare a range of healthy foods without worrying about a lack of time or the cost:
Create Fuss-Free Healthy Breakfasts
Breakfast is often considered the most important meal of the day. However, many people skip breakfast as they are short of time. Rushing out of the house without eating breakfast can make you more likely to make unhealthy choices throughout the rest of the day. Research suggests that people that skip breakfast are more likely to miss out on critical nutrients and put themselves at a higher risk of developing certain diseases.
If you want something quick and healthy to eat in the morning but cannot stomach eating, you could get around this by blending up a healthy smoothie. Making a smoothie will help you get your five-a-day fruit and vegetables before you even leave the house. Adding greek yoghurt or chia seeds to the mix is a great way to increase the protein content of your smoothie and keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Ditch the Oven at Dinner Time
The oven is one of the most used appliances in a family home, but it is not the fastest way to cook food. More people are increasingly turning their attention to alternative appliances to speed up cooking times and create healthier meals. The pressure cooker is an excellent example of this. Preparing food in an instant pot will mean that dinner is ready super fast, and once you have turned the pot on, it will take care of cooking your meal to perfection.
Finding some go-to recipes for your instant pot will have you making healthy meals in no time. Take a look at how to make instant pot pork loin roast for some mealtime inspiration.
If you love fried foods, switching to an air fryer is another way to get healthier meals faster. Most air fryers take just minutes to cook food to perfection.
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