How to replace cooking time with YOU time

Carrie JordanFeminine Leadership, Womb Wisdom

how to reduce the amount of time you spend cooking

For working women, new mommies, and mommies-to-be, it sometimes feels like there’s not enough time in the day to even feed yourself! And if you’ve done Body Bliss Bootcamp with us, you know that we are all about delicious and easy meals so we can make time to do the things that bring us bliss…unless cooking is what does it for you!

Running around in the morning to get ready; morning commute; then come home and the last thing you want to do is cook. Maybe there’s a book you want to read, or a project you want to work on, or someone special to enjoy.

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With kiddos in the picture, you want to spend time with your family, or even make some luxuriously precious moments for yourself.

Yes, cooking can be fun and is a lovely way to show your family that you love them, but for many it’s not realistic to do this every evening. The good news is that there’s still a great way to do that WHILE leaving enough time and energy leftover for yourself. The answer is: CASSEROLES! Yes, I said casseroles. I even made a Pinterest board for you. 

In the morning after your routine, just grab your casserole lunch out of the fridge, grab your smoothie that you made the night before (with a TOP or else you will spill it on the passenger seat of the car—yes, that happened to me), and you’re ready for the day! You can also set out what you need the night before so you’re not running back and forth between the closet and the bathroom and the dresser…it is more like an assembly line.

For the casserole: Buy a bunch of ingredients and make 2 casseroles for the week (I don’t think that one is enough for more than one person), chop up salad veggies that you can put in tupperware for lunches or serve with dinner, and you are good to go. It is a life-maker!! Here are my favorites:

Enchilada “Lasagna”: I get a bunch of enchilada ingredients and layer them like lasagna. It is SO GOOD.

Actual lasagna with the noodles that you cook in the lasagna

Vegetable and rice casserole

Breakfast casserole (also known as frittata). Only good for about 2 days.

Mexican cauliflower casserole

What’s your favorite casserole recipe?? Tell me in the comments!