4 Easy Kitchen Time Savers

Everyone knows the drill: Alarm goes off – hit the snooze too many times – jump in the shower, get out the door. Rush, Rush, Rush.

It would be great if our perfect plan for healthy eating worked perfectly but in our hectic lives it often falls apart.

It might even seem easier to grab that bagel and coffee or skip eating all together than to take time to stick to your plan.

But there is a different way.

IMG_0728After working with hundreds of clients, we’ve found 4 time saving tricks for making healthy meal prep simple. They work when things go smoothly and when hectic schedules get in the way.

4 Easy Kitchen Time Savers

  1. Pop everything in the oven.

need them later in the week.

Now that the weather is warming up, I don’t want to use my oven all the time. So if you’re in the Northern hemisphere it’s the perfect season for giving your oven one or two good work outs a week.

Just pop several parts of a meal in the oven together. Set your timer knowing you’ll have most of your dinners prepped and ready to go for the week.

My favourite Grateful Plate example is roasted vegetables. I roast my veggies for the night as well as my veggies for my omelet the next morning at the same time. To save even more time, I put all my squash in the oven to cook while the veggies are roasting. I simply pierce the squash with holes to allow the steam to escape. Once they are soft, I let them coIMG_0740ol. I store them whole in my fridge until I need them later in the week.

  1. One pot wonders.

Cleaning up is not my favorite way to spend time while the family hangs out together.

I’m always thinking about ways to keep my cleanup time way, way down. The best trick? Use less dishes to begin with. Which is why I love meals that can be made in the crock pot.

My favorite? Slow Cooker Thai Chicken (you’ll use a butternut squash in this recipe so use tip 1 to get yourself ready.)

  1. Direct heat cooking techniques.

The best way to get food cooked quickly is to use a high, direct heat. Think pan frying, stir frying and BBQing.

With all the versatility of this recipe it is by far my favorite Beef/Chicken/Salmon Stir Fry

  1. Recipes with easy to prep ingredients.   chicken enchilada soup

One thing you will quickly learn about me is that I love ready to use foods. The less time it takes to get them out, prepped and ready to serve the better. A real no brainer if you’re short on time…

My favorite Chicken Enchilada Soup

Do you want more time saving tips?

Click Here for your FREE download of “5 Meals Made Easy”, five of my favorite time-saving recipes and my tips for prepping healthy food in advance!

To your best Health,

Coach Nancy

About the author

Coach Nancy

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach. Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.

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