Which Do You Prefer – Ready Meals Or Home Cooking?

In this busy world of ours many people find themselves working more hours than they would like to. Add the daily commute and the odd after work drink onto the daily schedule and you can see why ready meals have become very popular.

After a very busy day at the office it is so much easier to put a ready made meal into the microwave or oven than prepare it is to prepare a meal using fresh ingredients. All that chopping, peeling and what have you, it just doesn’t seem worth it – all you want to do is kick back, watch TV and unwind.

This is an understandable approach to eating an evening meal, especially if you live alone or with your partner. I guess most people balance their eating habits between ready meals and cooking form scratch, but what if you start to eat too many ready meals? Is that going to be beneficial for your long term health?

The main reasons people tend to eat ready meals is to save money and to save time, but what if those things could be achieved and, if you are a non cook, you could learn a new skill at the time same? Would that make you feel more like preparing your own meals?

The truth is it is possible to prepare meals made from fresh ingredients very quickly. Salad is a prime example. All you need is some fresh ingredients, a chopping knife and the meal is ready in five minutes. There are plenty of salad dressings around which can enhance a boring plate of greens if the thought of all that green stuff does doesn’t do much for you.

Another quick meal is stir fry. It is possible to buy fresh stir fry mixes from most stores. Stir fry can go from packet to plate to stomach in 15 minutes.

At my website, Quick Free Recipes, you will find lots of ideas for quick meals.

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