How to Cook Easy, Healthy Meals for Dinner

Do you hate to cook?

Does the thought of making a healthy meal for your family send a shiver of dread through your body?

Do you look for any excuse to order takeout?

Fear Not!

Wonder woman

I am here to turn your dreaded dinner cooking time into something you might actually enjoy.

Don’t think that because I teach people how to be healthy for a living it’s easy for me to cook.

As much as I love the idea of cooking, I can’t. I physically cannot cook and until I get a private chef (on my wish list when I become a millionaire…as well as a backyard putt putt course) I must be creative with my recipes.

I have had to learn how to adapt recipes so that anyone can make them. From a 20-something who has never boiled water to a 55 year old who would rather do anything else.

And it has to be easy.

I’m telling you, if I didn’t figure out easy homemade meals, I would live on processed food, spend a fortune eating out, or not eat. And as much as I would love a weekly rotation of all the delicious restaurants around me, I am no going to spend money eating out every day. I doubt you will either.

As the saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention” (or something like that) and it has become necessary that I learn how to make real food that tastes good and is extremely simple to put together.

And along the way I have learned the art of making a good meal with a nearly empty fridge and pantry.

I have learned that cooking

  • does not mean spending two hours in the kitchen before you eat
  • does not mean making everything from scratch
  • does not mean making “grown up” food and “kid” food

At least not in my book.

So Worry No More!

I have come to realize that one of my purposes in life is to show people what they can accomplish. That nothing is too hard. That it can be done. And I am hear to do that for you!

If I can master easy, healthy meals given my situation, you can too.

You’ll find that I change up almost every recipe I try. Generally to make it easier.

You’ll also notice that I have large-ish serving sizes. I hate making a recipe and not having enough. Plus, I heavily rely on leftovers, so I like to err on the side of “more is better”.

So buckle up your seatbelt my friend and get ready to tackle evening mealtime.

In the least painful way possible.

Cheers!

-Jenna Lee, RD