This is my dinner challenge to people who tell me they don’t have time to cook and that it is just faster to go out.
Let’s challenge that thinking. So…first you have to decide where to go. That usually takes about 15 minutes of “where do you want to go” “I don’t care, where do you want to go”, “I picked last time, you pick”, etc. until finally, “OK- let’s go to the neighborhood grill”.
Once the place has been chosen, you have to load up everyone, drive to the place, wait to be seated (most restaurants have a wait, even on weeknights because everyone else is eating out these days too), try to hunt for something healthy, wait to have your order taken, wait to be served, eat, pack everyone back in the car, and drive home. All of that takes 30 minutes at a MINIMUM!
On the flip side, lets say you decide to cook at home. You’ve used the Maximized Living shopping list and meal plans to stock your pantry and refrigerator so all you have to do is prep and chop your ingredients, cook (almost every single recipe in the book takes 30 minutes or less), eat the healthy tasty meal, and load the dishwasher (using non-toxic dishwashing detergent of course). All of that takes about 30 minutes – maybe 40 Max.
It is time to break through the misconceptions people have about cooking and eating. Do this challenge yourself- I’d love to hear the results.