Is your kitchen the least appealing room in your home? Do you tend to spend as little time as possible in it? This can have an effect on how healthily you’re cooking! If the thought of cooking and spending time in your kitchen disheartens you somewhat then you’re more likely to opt for microwaveable meals. Microwave meals aren’t generally the healthiest of meal choices, and so you should be encouraged to cook things from scratch! What other way can help to motivate you, than having a stylish and mess-free kitchen?
Clean your kitchen for a healthy environment
First, let’s eliminate any potential mess! Set yourself a time period on one or more days of a week, in which you’ll spend cleaning your kitchen. Write yourself some goals, such as; mopping the kitchen floor, changing the bin, and cleaning the cooker. Each week on the days you have decided on, you can tick off these goals. Achieving goals will also help to make you feel motivated.
Every evening (after you’ve done your day’s cooking), make sure that you or anyone else within your home does the washing up! Although this is a tiresome job, it needs to be done. What will deter you from cooking, more than a kitchen full of dirty pots and pans?
Re-decorating/designing your kitchen can help to persuade you to cook! Even color plays an important part in how hungry you feel, and how motivated you are to showcase your culinary skills. For example; the colors red and orange (with the connotations of warmth) help to increase your appetite, were as the color blue decreases it.
Modernize your kitchen by purchasing stylish kitchen taps, new cupboard doors, new kitchen surface tops, or maybe even invest in a new cooker or fridge. New cooking appliances can also help to persuade you to cook, as surely you’d want to try out how well they work?
Create a kitchen you’d like to spend more time in!
A few simple changes, to help modernize your kitchen can enable you to feel motivated when you enter that particular room, as it can help to make your kitchen feel more welcoming. It is also a good idea to buy a radio or television for your kitchen, so that you can listen to music or watch your favorite show, whilst you’re creating a meal. Also, if you have a few recipe books on show, these will tempt you to start using more recipes.
So follow these tips to liven up your kitchen and keep it clean, then instead of snacking and microwaving meals, you can start chopping up fresh ingredients, using spices and herbs, and cooking your food in numerous ways. Also, as we all know, a home-cooked meal is second to none!