More than likely you already know that eating fast food is not a healthy choice. However, you probably keep eating it for a variety of reasons. Even though everyone is aware of how bad fast food can be, the fast food industry is doing just fine, even during tough economic times. Simply check out the fast food joints during lunch hour or around dinner time and you will quickly realize that many people are choosing to keep eating fast food, even if they know it is not good for them. So, how can you stop eating fast food?
While you may be hearing that fast food is unhealthy all the time, it still may not be enough to make you stop eating fast food. Many people choose this option because it is convenient and fast. Some do not like cooking or do not feel like cooking after working hard all day, so they go with this food choice. There are even some that believe that fast food is a cheaper option as well.
One of the best things you can do to stop eating convenience food is to start cooking at home. While you may think that cooking is hard or that it takes a lot of time, you will actually find that it can be easy, convenient, and healthy if you use the right recipes. Enjoying better health is as simply as nixing the this food choice and starting to make quick and healthy meals at home. Get the family involved and you will enjoy spending time together and cut back on prep time, since everyone is helping out.
Take time to go grocery shopping on the weekends, purchasing healthy ingredients that you can use to make easy and quick meals. If you stock up on the right items for cooking at home, you will be less likely to make that stop at the fast food joint. Spend some time looking at recipes online as well. Start learning more about cooking and ways that you can cut back on the time it takes the prepare a meal. The more you learn, the better job you will be able to do in the kitchen.
If you are not convinced that you can have a nice meal that is easy, fast, and cheap to make, here is a look at one of the many wonderful tasty recipes that you can make fast without having to spend hours in the kitchen.
Quick and Easy Chinese Stir Fry Recipe
What You will Need:
- 1 cup of dry brown rice, cooked
- 1 bag of frozen stir fry vegetables
- 1 pound of chicken breast, grilled
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce
- Olive Oil
How to Make It:
Start the rice first. Put the cup of dry rice in a rice cooker and cooking according to directions or cook on the stove top by following the directions on the packet. Meanwhile, use a Foreman grill to grill your chicken or you can grill it on a grill. (To make this faster, buy chicken already grilled and ready to go). Add a small amount of olive oil to a wok or a large frying pan. Begin sautéing frozen vegetables. Add in the cooked rice and grilled chicken breast. Add soy sauce. Cook until rice and chicken are warmed through and veggies are crisp tender. Serve immediately.