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Can’t cook won’t cook?

By March 8, 2014No Comments

Do you use the fact that you can’t cook as an excuse not to eat healthily?  And think that because you can’t cook your only options are takeaways and processed ready meals?

Nobody is born knowing how to cook, and even great cooks have had to learn and practice their skills.  But you don’t need to be a great cook to prepare healthy food.  Remember healthy food is all about fresh, natural ingredients, so the less you do to those ingredients, the better.

All of the following require very little skill:

Roasting, grilling, pan frying, barbecuing meat

Roasting, grilling, barbecuing, steaming vegetables

Assembling a salad

Poaching, frying, scrambling or boiling eggs

Baking a sweet potato in its jacket

Casseroling or stewing meat and/or vegetables

Stir frying meat and/or vegetables

And most of these ideas also require very little time – probably about as much time as you’d spend watching a ready meal revolve in a microwave.  So what minimal-cook healthy meal could you prepare tonight?