One of the biggest challenges in a healthy lifestyle is coming up with fresh and tasty things to make on your own. The alternative option — dining out — is not only more expensive, but also much more difficult to fit into a healthy lifestyle. Eating at home gives you the benefit of knowing exactly what is going into your food and the ability to control portions, though at the cost of convenience. Plus, cooking every day can get monotonous and may chip away at your motivation to eat nutritious foods when the alternative is so much easier. Don’t let boredom derail your nutrition goals — just stop cooking!
Yes, it sounds counterintuitive to stop cooking to keep eating healthy, but it’s quite the opposite. Once you strip away all the extra steps and focus on basic ways to make delicious meals, you’ll see how easy it is to eat great without cooking a thing.
First, it’s good to note that there are diets out there specifically for those who don’t want to cook. A popular diet is the raw food diet. The idea is that cooking kills off essential nutrients and natural enzymes that help with the digestive process and ward off chronic disease. People on this diet eat food that is unprocessed and usually organic, and that does not need to be cooked. Some key foods in the raw food diet include fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. However, this diet is not for everyone. If you’re looking for something a little more flexible, read on for tips that will help: