Tricks to Save Time in The Kitchen

Welcome to the kitchen, where magic happens, and delicious meals are created! But let's be real, spending hours in the kitchen can be a drag, especially after a long day of work. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save time in the kitchen and make your life easier, Swagger - all while promoting a natural, plastic-free, and waste-free lifestyle.

Plan ahead, don't dread!

First things first, plan ahead! Before you start cooking, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients and equipment. Nothing ruins your cooking flow like running to the store in the middle of cooking to grab that one forgotten ingredient. So, do it like us, check your recipe, cupboards, make a list, grab your Carry Bag, Produce Bags and head to the grocery store. Don’t spend hours at the grocery store, save money on gas and buy in bulk with confidence with your Swags.

Prep it up!

Prepping is the secret to cutting down kitchen time. Cut up your veggies, measure out your ingredients, and marinate your meats ahead of time. This will save you time and allow you to focus on the actual cooking. Plus, prepping is a great way to get your kids or significant other involved in the cooking process. Pop your cut veggies in a Produce Bag or Swag Wrap to keep them contained and place them in your favourite Swag like us - no need to worry about slimy or dry cut veg!

Embrace the power of appliances!

The kitchen is full of magical appliances that can save you time and effort. Use a food processor to chop your veggies or a blender to make your favourite smoothie. Invest in a slow cooker or pressure cooker to cook your meals while you're out and about. With the help of these time-saving appliances, you'll have more time to do the things you love.

Cook for the future!

Cooking in bulk is a smart way to cut time in the kitchen. Prepare large batches of food and freeze portions for later use. This will save you time on busy weeknights when you don't have time to cook. Just thaw your frozen meal, reheat, and voila! A delicious, home-cooked meal ready in minutes.

Clean as you go, don't be slow!

Cleaning as you go is a great way to keep your work area clean and tidy as you cook. Wash dishes and utensils as you finish using them, and wipe down counters and stovetops as you go with our Organic Non-Paper Towels. This will make cleaning up after cooking a breeze and save you time in the long run.

Simplify your recipes!

Cooking doesn't have to be complicated. Stick to simple and easy-to-prepare recipes. This will save you time and reduce the amount of work required in the kitchen. Plus, simple recipes can still be delicious and nutritious! Head to our Blogs to find easy, waste-free, seasonal recipes.

Embrace one-pot meals!

One-pot meals, like pasta dishes and casseroles, can save you time on dishes and prep work. They are also a great way to use up leftover ingredients in your fridge. Tip: Place older fruit and vegetables in a Small Red Swag so you know you must use these first!

Keep your kitchen organised!

Keeping your kitchen organised and clutter-free will save you time when cooking and cleaning up. Ensure everything has a designated place, and declutter regularly to avoid unnecessary stress.

In conclusion, cutting down time in the kitchen doesn't have to be a chore. By planning ahead, prepping, embracing the power of appliances, cooking in bulk, cleaning as you go, and simplifying your recipes, you'll be able to enjoy cooking and have more time to do the things you love. So, let's get cooking, and don’t forget your Apron!