According to a recent survey, the typical American spends about 14 minutes preparing breakfast-type foods, 16 minutes making lunchtime salads or sandwiches, and about 22 minutes cooking dinner.
Why are the averages so low? Because most Americans eat pre-made (often frozen) convenience foods.
I think that is especially true of hardworking entrepreneurs and superstar employees. They are driven by their work 24/7. Taking time out to prepare food seems like a waste to them. So they opt for speed — but at a significant cost.
Jon Herring, Editor of Total Health Breakthroughs, says busy people should put aside a little extra time every day to prepare healthy meals. You don’t have to have home cooked meals three times a day, he says, but even one really good meal a day is a great start.
“Cooking at home,” he says, “is not only better for you, it can be fun.”
Here are some tips from Jon:
- Get some interesting cookbooks with nice pictures.
- Take a cooking class at a local restaurant or culinary school.
- Get the whole family involved — and play some music while you chop and slice.