Serve up dinner in less than 30 minutes with this Black Bean Buddha Bowl recipe with creamy Avocado Pesto! It’s vegan, gluten-free, and full of nutrients.
Every time I ask you all what you want to see more of on Emilie Eats, I get an overwhelming amount of healthy meals! answers. I hear you loud and clear! I totally get where you’re coming from – no one wants to get home from school or work or your kid’s soccer practice at 7 p.m. and spend 2 hours cooking dinner. HA, no thank you.
Isn’t that why we as a country are so dependent on fast food and convenience meals? We ate less than 60% of dinners at home in 2014, compared to 75% in the 1980s. We’re busier and more mobile.
But it’s not just less dinners eaten at home. That’s less time around the tables with our friends and family, less time teaching the little ones how to measure flour or sauté onions, and less time savoring delicious food that we put so much love into. It’s sad to me, honestly.
I get it, though. Maybe if there were 36 hours in a day, we’d find the time to prepare more home-cooked meals. Actually, I think we’d find some other task to fill that time – Americans are pretty good at staying busy and “productive.”
My good friend/listener/soul sister/personal unicorn Alexis from Hummusapien wrote this amazing post about living a unicorn life, and I think we can all apply her advice to our lives. Instead of always being in this go-go-go mentality thinking that we have to work 24/7 and be the best, we could slow down a bit and actually LIVE.
We may not have time to cook a 5-course meal (who wants to, anyway?), but I think it’s important to make time for yourself to cook a nourishing meal. Slow down and smell the