Too Busy To Cook?

September 12, 2010

Work It Out with me this week!

Monday 5:30 at IOF. Urban Dance Kick/Circuit Weights

Tuesday 5:15pm at Hipline.  Shimmy Pop! (Dance)

Tuesday 6:30pm at Hipline.  POWER Pop (Strength)

Thursday 5:15pm at Hipline.   POWER Pop (Strength)

Thursday 6:30pm at Hipline.  Shimmy Pop! (Dance)

Friday 5:30pm at IOF.  Urban Dance Kick/Circuit Weights

Sunday 9:45am at Hipline.   Shimmy Pop! (Dance)

Hipline Ladies ~ Many classes have been filling up lately; please reserve your spot ahead of time!

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Greetings, Fabulous Fitness Friends!

I hope this finds ya’ll doing well.

Ok, ok, so I realize that the title of this one sounds a bit like an infomercial.  Ya know:  Too busy to cook?  Buy our special freeze-dry astronaut food.  This is not that!

I find that one of the first things that goes when I get busy is cooking.  This is unfortunate, because food is our fuel and eating balanced meals is key to being able to live life fully.  Friends, let me share with ya’ll  one of the best ideas I’ve ever had, that has simplified my life and got me cooking with gusto:

FOOD SHARE!

This year, I have partnered up with 2 colleagues, and we each have a designated day we cook and bring food for each other.  I bought 2 big tupperware for each of us and marked it so we know which food is ours.  I also purchased 3 healthy frozen meals for the freezer to take away the pressure in case someone forgets a day.

So far, the food has been amazing and healthy!  We have common cooking styles, but different enough that each meal is a fun surprise and delish!  The other part is that it feels so nice to have home-made meals, made with love, provided to you.  It also puts a spark in my own cooking when I know I am going to share.

So, if you feel too busy to cook every day, need some variety in your lunch meals, or want to make sure the food you buy doesn’t go to waste because you never get to cooking it, you may want to explore the possibility of sharing with a few coworkers.

If you don’t eat with coworkers or don’t see any food that meets your nutrish and delish needs, you could also apply this idea to friends for dinners.  I do a looser version of food share with a dear friend where she cooks a day during the week, and I cook a big feast some Sundays.  In fact, I think it’s my turn soon!

Got a good recipe?  Please share!

In healthy, happy eating,

Heather

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