The daily demands on our time can sometime mean that we have less time to spend on cooking. In spite of that, it is possible to still eat nutritious homemade meals during busy times. November is all about Thriving at UBC and with a little creativity and planning, you can maintain good physical and mental health.
Let’s face it: we all get busy. Having a well-equipped pantry makes cooking a nutritious, delicious meal easy, any day! In a pinch, we can usually find short cuts to help reduce the time it takes to cook, such as pre-cooked meats, pre-soaked canned beans, and ready-to-eat vegetables.
- Find out foods to keep in your pantry
- Carve out time to prepare in advance and consider these meal prep tips
Quick meals don’t have to be boring! Check out Jamie Oliver’s collection of quick and healthy recipes and find a couple that work for you this week.
We all have our own comfort foods. Some may be not be foods we want to have all the time, but are fine occasionally. There’s nothing stopping you from developing a good resource of go-to recipes and researching re-imagined comfort foods.
Try these recipes:
- Try one of these Super Soup Recipes
- Check out these 12 super cool healthy alternatives for favourite comfort foods
Try these comforting homemade drinks instead!
Each week in November, we will be sharing tips, tricks, and information to Thrive throughout the Fall! Become a UBC Health Contact to receive weekly reminders, tips and tricks.