I’m excited to finally launch the Easy Homemade blog, a companion blog to my bestselling ebook, Easy Homemade: Homemade Pantry Staples for the Busy Modern Family.
It seems like a fitting home for our monthly Eat Well Spend Less series, and my first post is up as I share my secret for cooking from scratch without slaving away in the kitchen all day every day:
As our family has taken baby steps to better eating habits over the past couple of years — reducing and eliminating processed foods that were previously staples in our kitchen — I’ve found myself spending a lot more time in the kitchen.
Although I’m learning to enjoy cooking as I experiment and learn more, I also have a business to run, children to homeschool, books to read (ahem!) and more, and I will admit that there are days and weeks when the stress of trying to juggle all of those things gets to me and I’m tempted to revert back to frozen pizzas or take out.
One thing that has made a huge difference in our eating habits is simply having healthy food on hand and ready to eat. I know it sounds obvious, but for a long time I had good intentions. I’d buy lots of produce…but it would sit in the produce drawer waiting for me to wash and cut it, until it went bad. Or I’d buy the ingredients for healthy homemade snacks…and they’d sit in the pantry waiting to be made while the girls scrounged in the snack drawer for snacks that were ready to eat.