Helpful Tips on Creating a Kitchen You want to Enjoy!
Cooking is such a powerful tool for our health! I teach my clients super quick, easy, and delicious methods to prepare their food at home. Many times people avoid home cooking because they believe it takes hours in the kitchen to create healthy meals or they don't enjoy spending time in their kitchen. Believe it or not, healthy fresh meals can take as little as 15 minutes to create! Here are a couple of tips for giving your kitchen a makeover so you are able to enjoy the space and hopefully want to use it more often- and it doesn't cost thousands of dollars!
Create an organized and functional space
Come up with an organized system that works for you and whoever else is using your kitchen
Use a labeling system so you can identify where certain foods and equipment belongs
Use all uniform jars, canisters, and baskets to store your foods
Use turntables if you need extra space for essentials or for spices and commonly used products
Place bulk items in larger bins
Use airtight canisters for all of your powders and superfoods to keep them fresh
Remove clutter from the countertops and the surrounding area so you have space to move around
Be sure to have your pantry organized in a way you have quick access to all ingredients
Make your kitchen a beautiful space
Use bright lighting and be sure to have natural light if possible
Use your own style to design your space!
Keep plants and greenery in your kitchen
Use a minimalist style and remove any items that may be cluttering
Keep a clean kitchen
Organize all of your drawers, cabinets, and your pantry
Clean every time after you eat and wash dishes or put dishes in the dishwasher immediately
Wipe down countertops after cooking
Organize all of your drawers, check that products are not expired, and throw away foods that have gone bad
Keep garbage out of sight
Keep your kitchen stocked with healthy food staples
Be sure to go to the grocery store weekly however many times necessary to keep healthy and delicious foods read available for you
Stock up on pantry staples such as healthy grains, canned beans, nuts, seeds, and frozen fruits and veggies
Choose one day per week to do most of your meal prep. Cut all of your veggies, cook your grains, prepare your proteins along with sauces and dressing.