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Lost Your Desire to Cook? Try These Tips!

By Sara Butler

Most people know that cooking and eating at home is better for you than eating out at a restaurant. But sometimes, cooking is the last thing you want to do at the end of a long day. In fact, cooking at home can become an activity you get burnt out on quickly and even busting out your slow cooker can feel like too much.

Luckily, there are some things you can do to make dinner less of a struggle for yourself. Here are some tips you can take out when you're feeling like you simply don't have the motivation or energy to cook without sacrificing your health in the process.

Cook in Batches

When you go through those times where you're feeling motivated to cook, then cook extra. The leftovers you have can be frozen for several months or refrigerated for several days. So, the next time you make brown rice or quinoa to accompany your meal, make extra so you can reheat them and use them in a pinch.

Simply finding shortcuts to daily prep can make the bigger picture of cooking at home much less labor-intensive from day to day.

Have Breakfast -- For Dinner!

There are no rules about what you can and cannot eat for dinner, so go with breakfast if you don't want to expend too much energy. There are a ton of breakfast dishes that are easy and fast to cook, so you won't spend a lot of time. Think eggs in whatever way you like -- scrambled, sunny side up, or in an omelet. Throw in some fruit and whole grain toast and voila! Dinner is served.

Have Healthy Frozen Foods on Hand

There are some foods in the freezer aisle that are anything but healthy, but you can easily find things that do fit the healthy bill. Frozen vegetables and fruits are easy to create a meal out of and require no prep beyond warming them up in your microwave. Even organic turkey or beef burgers found in the freezer section can help you out in a dinnertime pinch, simply be on the lookout for added sodium that can be prevalent in freezer foods.

If All Else Fails

Food delivery is easy in many places, so if all else fails don't be afraid to go for a meal delivery option that provides already prepped ingredients from which you can make your own home-cooked meal.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Texas.

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