If I can give anyone one piece of advice to be cooking more, it’s to PLAN.
I would say, three months ago, I rarely cooked. And by cooked, I mean cooked cooked, not non of this Kraft Dinner or instant dinners crap. I knew it was unhealthy and I didn’t want to grow up to be the mom that can’t cook. So I bought myself a frame, jazzed it up a bit with some paint, printed out a dinner plan sheet and stuck it behind the frame. With a dry erase marker, I’ve been planning out my meals EVERY night and the ingredients needed for the week. Insanely enough, I went from cooking, at best, 3 times a month, to every. single. day. And I don’t even mind it. It all just came down to PLANNING. Now that I have a set meal every night I don’t come home after work and hum and hah about what I should make and then end up settling on a easy instant meal. Trust me, if you plan out your meals, you’ll be cooking more. Promise.
(not to mention we’ve saved money because we aren’t just buying stuff at the store and then throwing it away cause we don’t use it!! Win win!)