So there you are. It's 7 p.m. on a Wednesday night and you find yourself famished yet again! You cringe at the thought of ordering an Uber Eats because you're really trying to be on the "healthy train." Overtaken by choices, you decide to take the so-called safe route by hopping in the car and heading to your local natural foods store.
As your stomach reveals stranger and stranger noises, you keep telling yourself that you're only a checkout away from consuming a healthy and nutritious meal. But then—you hit your wall. It's now 8:05 p.m. and you've found yourself in the snack aisle at the grocery store. Paleo, gluten-free, and organic claims inundate your brain. You realize that you no longer know what truly qualifies as healthy and what foods you "should" and "shouldn't" be consuming.
You finally make it through the checkout with an $87 bill, while asking yourself "How did that happen?" Loading your grocery items into your trunk you realize you forgot something major: dinner! How on earth did this happen? As you shrug your shoulders in confusion, you realize that you still have snacks in the car so you decide you'll just munch on those instead. Crunching on organic avocado chips and gluten-free granola all the way home, you finally pull up the driveway. As grateful as you are to be back home having had some food in your belly, you come to realize that you're not all that satisfied. Oh well, you mentally tell yourself, tomorrow is another day.
What is one strategy for avoiding this scenario? Become a minimalist in the kitchen! Here's how: