If you have made the transition to plant-based eating, then you would have realised that most of the food needs to be cooked at home. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to spend the remainder of your lives in the kitchen! Those who have hectic schedules, and are already juggling with their family and work lives, would be suffocated and squeezing out for time.
But the truth is that plant-based recipes can be made in under 20 minutes, most of the time. But, how? Read on to know.
Start Off With A Plan
Success in plant-based eating and plant-based food preparation begins with a plan. Maintain a diary where you write down the various meals you will be preparing that week. The corresponding ingredients and their amounts need to be mentioned as well. After you have mapped out the week, the next thing to do would be to write down the snack options. These ‘grab-and-run-out-the-door’ snacks are a must. A few of the things that you could add to the list include veggies, fruits, and energy bites.
Prep In Advanced
The secret to winning the plant-based battle is plant-based food preparation. A chunk of your time goes to chopping and preparing the raw ingredients that you will use in the dishes. The best use of your time while aimlessly scrolling your social media feed, or binge-watching a show would be to take the cutting board along with you. you can chop away and make your life a lot less cluttered and healthier by doing so.
Here are some of the things that you could do:
- Wash the greens and fruits
- Chop veggies and fruits
- Peel and cut up large fruits like pineapples and melons to be used in drinks and dishes
Store the prepared food in air-tight containers in the fridge. Put them in individual portions into containers that you can use as a snack box when you are getting the cravings or need a quick energy boost.
Cooking in batches over the week, rather all together is a better alternative. Rather than putting the rice on the stove, and make curry, all you have to do is make a large portion of rice that you can use for 3-4 days. You can then keep them in the fridge and use it in your meals when you need it. You can do the same with curry, or vegetable broth that you can use in soups and what not!