Simplicity Cooking (I break rule again)

Simplicity Cooking

Photo Credit: Suvodeb Banerjee

As I grow older, I like to remove things from my life instead of accumulating them.

Cooking included.

I try to make it as simple as possible. To make me look good, I’ll call it simplicity cooking.

But in actual fact, I am just being plain lazy:

I just want to cook up a healthy meal in the shortest time possible.

Especially lunch on school days.

While I was trying to do so, I broke some of the pre-conceived notions.

One being I serve breakfast as lunch.

Reason? As I mentioned earlier: simplicity.

I don’t know about you but I notice that breakfast is much simpler to prepare than lunch.

That’s why on some days (especially when laziness strikes), I serve J and K breakfast for lunch.

Just as today, I prepared homemade cereals consisting of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and rolled oats. I scattered these ingredients on a baking tray and toasted them in an oven for about 10 minutes.

Voila! A healthy lunch readily to be enjoyed with milk of your choice.

On other days, I serve oatmeal for lunch. I can whip it up in 5 minutes or less. Serve with raisins and dried apricot as toppings.

Who says you can’t have breakfast for lunch?

It doesn’t matter what you eat as long as it’s healthy. It doesn’t mean that when your ancestors said you must have this for breakfast, you can’t have it for lunch… or dinner for that matter.

I don’t really care. As long as the food is healthy and fast to cook, I’m in.

For more healthy eating for children tips, take a look at “The Nonconformist’s Guide to Parenting.”

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The Nonconformist’s Guide to Parenting

You’ll find even more health tips that challenge conventional wisdom.

About Abel Cheng

I am a work-at-home father and chauffeur to my 2 children. I love simple living and my latest passion is healthy eating. Lastly, I am the founder of ParentWonder, which shares tips on becoming better parents.