I teamed up with For the Chef, who provided me with a few good tools, to work to create healthy meals that fit into tight schedules.
When you’re knee-deep in wedding planning, running from this appointment to that, testing out different vendors, planning various parties and generally trying to keep your shit together, one of the first things that tends to fall by the wayside is healthy eating.
Because, let’s be real: Making dinner can be a pain in the ass.
But if you have the right tools, it doesn’t have to be. Grabbing a few veggies and healthy proteins to make up a few good meals can go much a much greater distance than grabbing a meal to go from your favorite eatery.
One of the challenges my husband and I face, now that our two has become three and our schedules have become considerably more harried, is finding time for meal prep. Because, y’all, cuttin’ them veggies, seasoning those sauces, prepping that meat … it all takes time, and whether you’re juggling a tiny tyrant or a bajillion planning appointments, time just isn’t easy to come by.
And when you can’t take the time to prep the good stuff, you tend to eat the bad stuff — or at least we do. And both our bank accounts and health are worse for the wear.
With that in mind, For the Chef sent me a couple of tools to help us focus on faster prep and centered around better eating.
The first, the all-in-one salad maker set, is like a dream come true for my house. My husband loves salad, and I loathe making salad — normally by the time I’m done with all the prep, I just want a fucking pizza — so this is a great compromise. The salad spinner portion helps make sure the greens don’t retain more moisture than necessary (my husband tends to leave them extra wet from washing … why husband, why???) and the mandolin slicer and varied chopping accessories make prep a breeze– no need for knives and cutting boards: you slice the veggies directly into the salad bowl!
For the Chef also sent a carbon steel French skillet, which my poor kitchen desperately needed — I was still sauteing out of a pan I’d used since college (not OK, you guys). This little pan is perfect for my Sunday morning omelette habit or for a quick sauce. I’ve always been particular to my cast iron skillet, but that thing is a bit of a beast to clean. I love this little guy for those jobs that would otherwise see me spending valuable relaxation time scrubbing debris from my cast iron.
You don’t need to overhaul your whole kitchen to get yourself in the right position to eat healthier on both limited time and a limited budget. You just need to arm yourself with the right tools, and For the Chef can help with that!
Check out all the other awesome goods For the Chef has that will help you eat healthier quicker and without spending a ton of money!