Prepare more meals at home
When you spend a bit of time washing, chopping and sautéing, the result is always worth the effort, says Perrone. “When you prepare dishes yourself, you can see exactly which ingredients are going in and avoid all of the unhealthy fats and added sugars you don’t want,” she says. No time to cook most nights? “People are batch-cooking again – that’s a good option for a lot of families,” she says. Cook a big pot of soup or stew on Sunday night to use a few times during the week and, while it’s simmering, prep the veggies you’ll need for the rest of the week’s meals. If the work is half done when you get home, then you’re much more likely to finish the job instead of ordering in.