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About three months ago, I completely revamped my eating habits and daily diet. The truth is, I was eating out way too often and finding myself grabbing whatever was on hand from the fridge or in the pantry when hunger would strike (which often wasn’t a very healthy choice). One of the biggest changes I made that has helped me eat much healthier is to prepare meals and snacks on the weekend for the upcoming week. If this sounds familiar and you want to eat out less, eat in more, and feel healthier overall, I encourage you to check out The Great American Cook In Challenge (don’t worry there are lots of tips and recipes to make it simple!).
I’m eating in a lot and I never skip breakfast anymore. It really is the most important meal of the day (duh, I was totally ignoring that little fact).This recipe is much healthier and much more delicious than grabbing a pastry at the coffee shop or running through a drive-through on the way to work. Trust me!
In fact, it’s almost too delicious to call breakfast. Which is great because it makes a great snack any time of the day. The ingredients (see them below in the recipe) are easy to keep stocked. Having versatile staple ingredients on hand in the kitchen is really the best tip I have for becoming better at eating in.
Doesn’t this recipe just make you hungry? It’s smooth, crunchy, and so satisfying. Who says meals at home have to be boring?
Could you do a better job eating in more often? Do you love cooking, or could you use a little help? Either way, anyone can make the change to cook in more. The key is really to plan meals in advance and have versatile ingredients stocked in your kitchen. You can find even more tips and recipes for cooking in over on Forkful.com.
This recipe takes five minutes to make in the morning, and they are a crowd-pleaser—my kids love them too! Personally, eating breakfast every morning at home was a great first step in changing my eating habits. What could you be better at? Pick one meal that you’re likely to go out for (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) and challenge yourself to cook in for seven days. You can do it!
In fact, it’s this breakfast parfait recipe is almost too delicious to call breakfast. Which is great because it makes a great snack any time of the day. The ingredients (see them below in the recipe) are easy to keep stocked. Having versatile staple ingredients always on hand in the kitchen is really the best tip I have for becoming better at eating in.
And you can use this recipe as a starting point in making your meal plan.
- 3 frozen bananas
- 1 cup of milk (regular, soy, and coconut all work well)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup Simply Ground Peter Pan Peanut Butter
- 1 fresh banana, cut into slices
- 1 cup toasted oat cereal
- In a blender, combine frozen bananas, milk, vanilla, and peanut butter
- In each glass or mason jar, layer ¼ cup toasted oat cereal, a few slices of fresh banana, and ⅓ of the smoothie mixture from blender
- Add a layer of Reddi-wip
- Top with more cereal and banana slices
Find more tools for success at Forkful.com, including a guide to planning meals ahead of time, grocery shopping tips, recipes, and more. Don’t forget to pledge to participate in this one-week challenge by using hashtag #GreatAmericanCookIn on Twitter or Instagram!
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