Most people really love the modern conveniences afforded to them by processed and fast foods. There is something distinctly appealing about being able to realize that you are hungry and satiate that need immediately with something that takes no longer than five minutes to either prepare or order and pay for.
While that type of lifestyle may be convenient and surely our Paleolithic ancestors would have certainly wished for such a luxury to be the case, we all know that there are many dangers associated with it. We get what we pay for in terms of the things we are sacrificing for convenience. Rather than taking the time to do things right for ourselves, we are paying other people so we can cut corners and ultimately damage ourselves in the long run.
Fortunately, there are ways that even eating Paleo can be simple and fast. Some restaurants may or may not offer Paleo options, but it’s better not to worry about that and assume the worst. The most constructive thing we can do is pre-prepare our meals ahead of time.
So what are some easy ways that we can begin to prepare Paleo meals in half the time, or rather, with the most convenience possible?
One of the ways we can make going Paleo a lot faster is by investing in frozen vegetables, or by buying vegetables fresh ourselves, blanching them in hot water, and then freezing them on our own terms. Another thing we can do is create our own frozen meals. Soups and stews are sensational for this type of thing. You can also create sauces and store them ahead of time so that you can utilize them in your Paleo dishes without spending a whole lot of time on seasonings.
Another thing that can make cooking Paleo foods convenient is in using a pressure cooker. Pressure cookers ensure that our meats are fully cooked in about half the time they would normally cook in a stove or in a slow cooker. However, crock pots shouldn’t be dismissed, as throwing a few ingredients in a crockpot and calling it a day can be a great way to get incredibly savory meals as well with very little work involved.
We are all used to the luxuries and conveniences of the modern centuries. In this day and age, it seems silly to ask someone to give up so much convenience to go back to the stone age and do things the way our ancestors once did them; the hard way! Fortunately, it really isn’t all that difficult to do things in an easy and natural way that can still taste delicious. You can even just throw some raw vegetables together in a salad, which can be very simply and easily done by already having the vegetables pre-cut and ready to access in your refrigerator.
It doesn’t have to take you all day to enjoy a healthy meal! Follow these tips and tricks for convenience, Paleo style!
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