Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
single

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR Newsletter

  GET FOOD MONSTER AppX

10 Easy Ways to Save Some Serious Time in the Kitchen

10 Easy Ways to Save Some Serious Time in the Kitchen
You’re REALLY busy. I’m REALLY. That said we don’t have time to slave away and waste the day in the kitchen. Here’s a few of my favorite ways to shave off some precious time and get you out of the kitchen.
  1. Get rid of all those kitchen gadgets. I truly believe you only really need a good knife, cutting board, and high quality blender (think Vitamix.) Most other tools take up space, take up too much time cleaning and are expensive and unnecessary.
  2. Cook once, eat twice or three times. Get in the habit of making big batches when you do cook, so that you only have to actually cook a time or two each week.
  3. Make breakfast and lunch the night before. And make at least 2 at a time. Who wants to be doing that chore again tomorrow night?
  4. Prep produce before you even put it away after grocery shopping. First of all, dirty produce has no place in your clean fridge, second, you don’t want to deal with cleaning produce several times a day. Take 20-30 minutes after the grocery and get it done. You’ll thank yourself later.
  5. Pick one day a week and make big batches of seasonal food and eat on it for a few days. Mid week take 30 minutes to re-evaluate and fill in any gaps. For example, make more almond milk, cut more veggies for snacks and make a new quick grain (think quinoa) to get you through the rest of the week.
  6. Multi-task. Set a timer for your rice, beans, squashes and things that take more than 30 minutes. This way you can go about your business of finishing your other tasks without waiting around on food you’re cooking.
  7. Never mince garlic. Smash it with your knife, move on. This way you can put use it in more dishes too, as it’s so good for you!!
  8. Invest in Ball canning jars for leftovers, smoothies and salad to go containers, etc. They’re easy to freeze soups and other goodies in, travel well, and will you save time scrambling though old tupperware containers and lids (which you know you shouldn’t be using anyway!! )
  9. Join a CSA. If you’re like me, you typically shop mainly for produce anyway, so save the trip to the store, all while supporting your local farmer and your health.
  10. Make your toaster oven your new BFF. Throw whatever you plan on eating in a single portioned oven safe dish, toss in oven, and go about your business. Come back in 10-20 minutes and your meal is ready. I’ll do this in the morning while getting ready or while paying bills or returning phone calls in the evening. You can do this with your regular oven as well, if you’re feeding your entire family. Leftovers will taste far better and you will support your health by not using a microwave

Image Source: mao_lini/Flickr

Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through some recent posts below:


Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

0 comments on “10 Easy Ways to Save Some Serious Time in the Kitchen”

Click to add comment


Subscribe to our Newsletter




Follow us on


Do Not Show This Again

×

Submit to OneGreenPlanet


Terms & Conditions ×
  GET FOOD MONSTER APPX