I’m not a cooking enthusiast, but I do prefer making my own food to eating out. And I do my best to avoid fast food, processed food and complex carbohydrates… oh and I mostly cook vegan.
It’s not as difficult as it sounds.
Besides, with the modern western food system being so heavy on sugar and processed, it’s good to have some positive constraints against all the unhealthy fake food options.
20-30 mins is probably my daily cooking time for 2 or 3 meals. And here are some things I often make.
- Pumpkin soup
Basic: one pumpkin and a veggie broth cube. Boil. You can’t go wrong…
Can replace pumpkin with whatever squash.
If you are on a low carb diet and don’t want bread to go with the soup, add pre-soaked lentils to the soup.
- Chili beans
Bell peppers cut to small pieces, cook in canned tomato (very healthy food contrary to intuition), add canned kidney beans or black beans.
Fancier version would be adding onions, cilantro or hot peppers…
- Spinach soup
Spinach (frozen or fresh), lots of them plus soup seasoning.
- Potato and mushroom stew
Eat according to the season (ex: more root veggies in the winter).
Avoid beef and diary as much as possible. This is mostly an environmental thing as cows are craaaazy methane emitters.