In today’s times, everyone is busy trying to achieve their dreams, run a business, manage a family, aim for something, etc. The start-up culture is on the rise. People are putting in as many hours in their work as possible has become a normal culture. Even 9-to-5ers put in extra hours just to get the promotion sooner or to get a hike in their salary.
One thing that is suffering is the most is our health. Our eating habits are wild, with no proper schedule and no balanced diet. Fast food is easy and convenient for the rat race we all participate in. When you have no time to cook during the week, batch cooking is the best way to ensure that you have healthy food and always have something to eat.
All you have to do is take some time out of your weekend to make sure you eat well for the week. Just imagine the amount of stress regarding the food you will forego and how much time and energy you will save overall.
People have started focusing solely on moving forward in their careers and will sacrifice anything for it. It is a good thing but not when it costs everything: your health, your life, your relationships.
Let’s focus on the health aspect today. Let’s say you work non stop- no time to eat or sleep. Your body gets tired, doesn’t get proper nutrition, falls sick, and then you stop working and spend all that you have earned in getting back in shape. Is it worth it?
I understand that you don’t have time to cook meals, so you resort to takeouts or packaged fried junk. Trust me, I have been there. What we don’t realize is that they might be quick fixes, but processed food, fried food, and everyday takeouts will take their toll on your body. One solution to that is batch cooking.
Batch cooking means preparing or cooking larger portions of a variety of dishes that can be mixed and matched to create different meals throughout the week or eaten as it is. Most people do it on Sundays to prepare for the week. Some people like to break it down and do this on Sundays and Wednesdays so that they can get more variety.
All you have to do each day is pull out the meal out of your refrigerator and heat it or maybe if it is something that you can just grab and go then more props to you. You will be thankful to your weekend self for taking a few hours out to save so many hours and headaches throughout the week, and your stomach will be thankful for not getting the onslaught of junk food and cheap takeaways.
Because you already know what you are going to eat, it will save even more time and stress during the week. You will be eating healthy home-cooked food and will also save money because you are not eating out anymore. It is a win-win situation.