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Kitchen Systems 101

Kitchen Systems 101

Fast, efficient, healthy ways to feed your busy life
Finding it trickier to eat healthy with today's around-the-clock lifestyle? Wish you had a workable rhythm for cooking (and eating) wholesome meals regularly? Try these pro tips to help tune up your recipe system, shopping strategies, and cooking practices, so you get more satisfaction in the kitchen – and a far greater return on your cooking investment.

Go digital
That bookshelf of cookbooks is so romantic. But you can't put it in your pocket and take it to the grocery store. With a digital app such as Paprika Recipe Manager, you can. Plus, going digital makes it fast and easy to organize your recipes, plan your menus, schedule meals, and automate your shopping lists – then archive your best ideas so they're easy to repeat.

Here are a few advantages of going mobile in the kitchen.

Of course, you don't need a digital app to take any of these time-saving and stress-busting steps. Going mobile just makes it a bit simpler to keep both thoughtful planning and spontaneous shopping at your fingertips.

Get more yum with less effort
We all want to enjoy the benefits of preparing healthy, delicious food with fewer hassles. Here are some ways to make the most of every minute you spend shopping, prepping and cooking.

Cook once, eat twice
One of the best ways to maximize your impact in the kitchen is by cooking a double batch of every meal you prepare. For far less effort, you'll end up with enough leftovers to get you through the week – from school and work lunches to re-heatable dinners.

Consider spending a Sunday afternoon preparing a double batch of two main courses, and you'll be ready for anything. Then refrigerate or freeze the extras in single-serving containers so there's always a nutritious, home-cooked meal on hand. All you need is:

Have fun discovering what works for you and your family
The simpler it is to cook – and eat healthy – the more likely you are to do it! Invest a small amount of time and energy in the right systems and tools. Then refine them over time to best serve your family and lifestyle, and you'll create a lifetime of healthier, more satisfying eating.

Want more great tips on living well?
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