Make Cooking and Eating Low GI Easy

By Olivia Mungal

As TLS teaches, one of the cornerstones of our health comes from eating a well-balanced Low GI meal. In theory, this makes complete logical sense. In practice, a lot of us have struggled with the logistics of actually doing this. Of course, it’s not always easy to sit down and have a nice well-balanced meal for your family (or just you) at any given meal. Here are a few pointers to make it just a little bit easier:

Buy in Bulk

We’re not saying buy more than you’ll need, but food is cheaper in larger units. Especially if you are cooking for your family, this can make a huge difference.

Freeze Fresh Herbs

Can’t ever seem to keep basil or cilantro fresh enough for when you need it? Mince it or freeze it in ice cube trays with a bit of water to help you lengthen the life of your herbs.


Crockpot Cooking

It may seem like cheating, but letting your food cook while you’re out and about can leave you precious time to do other things. Especially if one of the biggest reasons you don’t cook regularly is because of the amount of time it takes up, buy a crockpot. There are hundreds of stews, soups and dishes you can make in a crockpot.


Planning Ahead


You can chop the veggies and ingredients you need and bag them. When you’re ready to cook them, let them defrost for a day or throw them into your crockpot to simmer!

Pack Your Lunch


Even if you’re only taking leftovers, making sure you’ve prepared yourself healthy food the night before can be key- especially if you’re always on-the-go! Having healthy food at hand can make the difference between going out to eat fast food or grabbing something awful from your workplace vending machine. Give yourself the right options so you don’t fall prey to poor choices.

What easy cooking tips do you have?