I used to think that no matter how busy my life as a mom got, I would always have the energy and motivation to cook.
Turns out I was wrong.
On most days, I am so exhausted by dinner time that I would happily eat a few string cheeses then fall over into bed. Raising a baby and working full time is hard, and although pleasurable in many ways, it leaves very little energy for anything else, including dinner preparation.
So, for the time being I have stopped “cooking” and started “assembling” meals. I’ve found this to be the answer to the question of how to eat healthy meals at home when you’re too busy to cook.
Mostly, I assemble salads. Not only are they healthy, they’re one of my favorite foods, and the options and variety of ingredients are endless so we never get bored of them.
Later, I’m sure I’ll get into real cooking again. But for now, I’m too busy working and loving that little mess-maker in the video above.