Basic ingredients are a key to defensive eating. When I cook my meals from its basic forms rather than pre-packaged meals, I lose more weight that if I use pre-packaged foods or if I eat out because I can control what goes in to the preparation the food. For example, when I cook a steak, I can brown it in a pan with a spray cooking oil like PAM, Then I steam it until it is done. That way I don't have to add oil to my steak. Oh, yes, don't forget to season it with a little garlic powder.
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It takes almost the whole day, but on Sunday I plan my meals for the week, do the shopping, and pre-make everything that I can. Most days consist of popping a pre-made (and HOMEMADE) meal in the microwave! Saves time, guessing and frustration later in the week!
Puree the adult foods (not the spicy ones) that you make in a crock pot, like soups and stews or your cooked fresh veggies. I use a blender. Pour the puree into ice cube trays and heat for your little one for a delicious homemade meal. Beats the jars of baby food every time. My baby loved them! And it saves a bundle of money!
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