Here’s How to Make Cooking More Fun

If you are like me don’t love cooking, you may find the following tips helpful – I know they helped me to make this necessary activity more fun. So maybe I can help to make it more fun for you too?

I know that sometimes I don’t find cooking to be all that fun. I can get into a rut just like everyone else.

So here are my best “fun” cooking tips for you.

Fun Cooking Tip #1

Check out new recipes.

We often get into the habit of cooking the same thing over and over again. Sounds familiar? Checking some of your favourite cook books or search your favourite blogs for recipe inspiration can spark some inspiration and fun in your kitchen.

You can head to your local bookstore. Or look up your favourite nutritionists, chefs, bakers, and other online foodies. Maybe do a quick search on Google or Pinterest to see thousands of new ideas.

You can also subscribe to my newsletter and get one (I don’t want to overwhelm you) simple and healthy recipe delivered to your inbox weekly.

Perhaps you have some ingredients in your fridge that are just waiting to be eaten.

Pro Tip: Searching through recipes can be so fun and inspiring, and can also end up taking waaaay longer than planned. So, consider setting your timer when you start browsing. The last thing you want is to take too much time looking, that you don’t leave enough time for cooking.

Fun Cooking Tip #2

Make grocery shopping fun and inspiring.

Make sure you are not hungry when going grocery shopping and have a list ready.

My goal with grocery shopping is to make it fun, fast and avoid overbuying and overspending. I love using Wunderlist app (it’s like the best thing ever!) for my Grocery list. It helps me stay on track and focused.

Fun Cooking Tip #3

Keep it simple!

Sometimes when I see a great food picture, I immediately get inspired to make it. But if I look at the ingredients or instructions and they’re too long, I stop. While there are times when I’m inspired and dive into a new great recipe; when I’m not all that inspired, I need to keep things simple.

A few ways to keep things simple are to:

  • Search for recipes with 10 or fewer ingredients, and five or fewer instructions;
  • Search for recipes that can be made in one pot or pan;
  • Buy ingredients that are ready to cook with (pre-washed salad greens, diced squashes, frozen vegetables, etc.)

Fun Cooking Tip #4

Put on some music or move it.. move it.

Music can immediately change your mood. Choose something that inspires you in that moment. Apple Music or Spotify have ready made playlists by genre, activity, mood etc. There are also great radio apps, like Jazz Radio for example, where Latin Jazz is by far my favourite section.

Music can inspire you to add some dance moves while you are cooking – and that’s just a win win right here!

Fun Cooking Tip #5

Organize your kitchen so it works for you.

Having organized kitchen that brings you joy can make a world of difference. I love using KonMari Method for organizing pretty much everything. Her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” (affiliate link) is super inspiring.

Also, proper kitchen tools make cooking so much easier and faster. When’s the last time you sharpened your (our bought yourself a new) knife? Could dicing carrots with a dull knife be draining the fun from cooking? Or is blending a smoothie with a crummy blender, leaving it too chunky to enjoy, making you feel less excited to try new smoothie recipes? I know it does for me.

Conclusion

You know that cooking is key to healthy eating. And, yes, it does get boring from time to time.

Try one (or all) of my fun cooking tips to inspire you to get over to your kitchen and cook yourself some great dishes.

You already know your health will thank you.

 

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Evelina Hovich
Evelina Hovich
Wellness coach Evelina Hovich will show you how to move (literally) from feeling chronically exhausted, overwhelmed and overweight, to feeling the music in your heart and body again. With a potent mix of vibrancy coaching n’ salsa, Evelina takes you from feeling like a total zombie to ALIVE again: sensual, seen, energized, passionate and playful. Because Evelina’s coaching is known for making sluggish hormones dance to the right rhythm, she helps you alleviate insomnia, PMS and reclaim your youthful energy so you want to get your high heels on and dance the night away again! Drop everything you’re “supposed” to do (laundry, gym and kale chips) and shake your hips over to www.evelinahovich.com to grab a free sesh. YOU (my dancing queen) deserve it.