As a holistic nutritionist, I always ask my clients if they enjoy cooking. Reviews have been mixed. I would say most feel overwhelmed, like they don't have the time. Some are just plain bored of it. We all want as much energy as possible to work toward becoming our best selves, so the way we nourish ourselves could not be more important. If you want to be energized you need to eat energizing, nourishing foods. Simple math. Your health is an equation of daily decisions adding up to well-being or illness. If we can make the time to binge-watch a Netflix show, then we can carve out enough time to cook quinoa. Heck, you can even listen to Netflix while you cook.
I understand that not everyone is interested in becoming the next Iron Chef. Most don't get the strange satisfaction that I do coming home with fresh produce, and not everyone enjoys spending their Sundays in the kitchen meal-prepping. I get that.
I also know that once I began dedicating time in the kitchen, my health improved dramatically. The care that I began putting into my food was directly translated into my body. For me, cooking has sparked a dedication to self-love.
Your time in the kitchen is a time of self-care. Creating nourishment for ourselves, in my opinion, is one of the most sacred things we can do. Cooking is understanding our deepest needs and committing to fulfilling them. Whether it is a meal for one or you are meal-prepping for the week ahead. Cooking is love. It is a way to show love to yourself, three-plus times per day.
You don't need to be a pro to love cooking!