I read a lot of food blogs and over time it starts to feel like I actually know some of my favorite women. After all, we spend time discussing things on Facebook, I see their photos on Instagram, I am part of their Twitterverse and of course, I know what they had for dinner last night. I’ve been laughing for a couple of weeks now because each of my favorites have declared that they have had an epiphany. Really? All of you? Then it happened………………….I had an epiphany!
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I am really busy with the kids’ activities around meal time, but once I get them to bed, I have a bit of time. I’ll be honest, I already make the kids lunches in the evening and I would really enjoy some down-time before I collapse into bed for the night. Do I really want to be cooking at 10:30 every night? The answer is clearly, “No!” However, for me it is a matter of priorities. My desire to not feed myself and my family fast and processed food is so great that I am willing to do almost anything to avoid it.
As a result, I look for little pockets of time to chop, mix, shred, and bake. This is one of my secrets to Juggling. I love to peel apples for applesauce while I watch my favorite dancing shows and there is plenty of relaxing or laundry that can be done while my meatloaf bakes for an hour. Baking meatloaf is certainly not going to add any stress to my life, but having it ready the next day for dinner is certainly a stress-reducer.
I challenge you to look for little pockets of time in your schedule to prepare your Real Food. For me, it is a completely different way of thinking of meal prep. It forces me to look ahead at my schedule and find ways to get it done……..even when I need to Juggle things last minute.
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