Time Saving Kitchen Hacks

Vegan Bean and Spinach Quesadilla with Side Salad

Most of my day to day meals only take me 15 – 30 minutes to make. From cutting board to plate, I don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen. With a little prep work one or two days a week, I’m able to eat good, healthy, home-cooked meals every night of the week.

Here are some of my favorite time-saving kitchen hacks…

Time Saving Kitchen Hacks

It doesn’t take much effort to have pre-cooked, pre-washed ingredients readily available for easy, day-to-day meals you can make from scratch in 30 minutes or less.

  • cook rice, beans, and/or lentils in bulk once or twice a week. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in air tight containers.
  • Prepare a bag or bowl of pre-washed, pre-cut salad greens (or buy them that way!)
  • Have bags of frozen fruits and veggies on hand. (they are already pre-cut and pre-washed!)
  • Use canned beans instead of dry (drain and wash before adding to recipes.)

Preparing food staples in bulk once or twice a week and storing them for easy to make meals on a daily basis is the heart of good home cooking.

Combining these pre-made food staples with ready-to-go add ins makes cooking easy, healthy, and manageable.

Three things you will always find ready to go in my refrigerator are rice, beans, and salad greens. As long as I have these, a healthy meal is only minutes away!

With rice, beans, and salad greens prepped and ready to go – I can put together a stir-fry, salad, burrito, taco, soup, or chili in 30 minutes or less. Also, because most of the food is already prepped, I don’t have a huge mess of dishes to clean up afterward!

Feel free to browse the recipes I’ve posted so far (and come back for future recipe posts!!) and also check out my Instagram Page for easy, healthy meals you can cook from scratch with minimal time and effort!

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