Have you ever said something like, “I wish someone would show me how to do the things I’m already supposed to know in the kitchen, but no one has ever taught me”?
Or, have you ever opened a cookbook, been inspired to make a dish, and then felt confused by the directions because you couldn’t see how they made it?
If this sounds like you, then keep reading.
We’ve been busy little bees lately. This past week we’ve been filming a new week long eCourse to be paired up with the Whole Food Jump Start, our brand new eCookbook for those getting started with whole foods. We’re super excited to share this with you!
Do you ever feel like…
“OMG, I have company coming tomorrow and my house is a disaster, the bedding needs to be washed, the floors washed and…oh, I really hope no one looks inside my cupboards or my cutlery drawer where all kinds of nasty things accumulate. How do all those crumbs and junk get in the cutlery drawer anyway?!”
And then you remember…
Oh yes. The house is already clean. The beds are made. All I have to do is pick up a bottle of wine on my way home.
What a relief. Panic attic dodged!
Well, that’s the idea behind the Whole Food Jump Start when it comes to meals. At the end of the day, you casually stroll into the kitchen, dinner is planned and mostly taken care of, and all you do is show up and put a few things together. Every single meal is made entirely from scratch using super healthy ingredients and comes together in less than 30 minutes (some in 10 minutes!).
Well, if you wished someone would just show you how to cook already, you like taking cooking classes, or you are a visual learner stay tuned. We’ll let you know when we get closer to the release date in the next few weeks (sign up for our newsletter to be kept in the loop), but for now, check out these 3 rookie mistakes when getting started on your whole food cooking journey.
3 Common Rookie Mistakes When Getting Started On Your Whole Food Cooking Journey
You don’t start training for a race without a plan. You don’t graduate from school without an academic path. Cooking with whole foods is the same – at least in the beginning. You need a plan to help you develop the healthy eating and cooking habits that will make this change last, and make it manageable to eat well without getting distracted by convenience items.
1. Not Meal Planning
If you don’t know what you’re going to eat, how do you know what you’re going to need to buy? When starting on your whole food journey, you don’t want to be adding any stress, time or confusion into the mixture, and meal planning can alleviate so many of these stresses.
2. Not Stocking Whole Foods
A meal plan is sure to fail if you didn’t buy the groceries you need to eat real. And when push comes to shove, when you’re tired, hungry, and cranky, you’re not going to go to the grocery store and buy all the healthy foods you need to have on hand to make a healthy meal. You’re gonna end up at the drive thru.
3. Not Meal Prepping
No one in their right mind is gonna get up at 6am to make a fresh batch of granola because you no longer buy processed, junkie cereal. So, what are you gonna eat for breakfast? Again, planning plays a big role. If you don’t take a small amount of time to cook up some beans, make that granola ahead of time, and do some prep, cooking with whole foods can be time consuming and feel impractical when you’re starting out. Give yourself a fighting chance by packing your lunches and having a prep session once a week to make all those healthy nutritious foods.
Do you know someone who needs help getting on the whole food bandwagon, but doesn’t know where to start? Share this with them. Let’s help each other get healthy!
I’m sharing this with Mangia Monday, Monday Mania, My Meatless Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesday, and Fat Tuesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, The Tasty Alternative, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Freaky Friday, Fight Back Friday, and Foodie Friday.