My previous two posts were about a kitchen remodel project tips. In this post, I will talk about how I helped my family eat healthy meals without a kitchen.
I like to make sure we all eat healthily. I like everyone to not eat too much also. And because I have food intolerance issues, I didn't want to eat too much-processed foods. So, this is what we decided to do to help us stay healthy while the kitchen remodel was going on.
We used our dining room table. They had moved our fridge into the dining room so it was a perfect spot for meals and prepping. Our dining room would become our kitchen for the next few weeks. Oh, joy! We moved our table to one side and then setup a place for the microwave and toaster oven which would be our cooking area. We, of course, used paper plates and paper cups. I found some great deals on paper products at the nearby wholesale store. =)
FOR BREAKFAST: We used the microwave and toaster oven every morning. And, an electric tea kettle for boiling water and making coffee.
- Egg and bacon sandwiches ( add healthily frozen and ready sandwiches)
- Croissant sandwiches
- Oatmeal (instant)
FOR LUNCH: We used the microwave almost every day or my husband and I went out for lunch.
Note: Kids were in school so it was just my husband and I and we did freezer meals for lunch.
- Lean Pockets
- Lunch meat like turkey and cheese sandwiches
FOR DINNER: We cooked dinner on the grill almost every night. About a week or two before the remodel, I did my marathon freezer meals and made crock pot recipes that I froze in the freezer. I made turkey and beef burgers, cooked meatballs, soup, etc… And then froze it all.
- Crock pot recipes
- Homemade quesadillas with cooked chicken and cheese heated in the microwave.
- Prepared turkey burgers
- Prepared beef burgers
It was a little uncomfortable, of course, but all in all, we were able to keep our diet in check and were still able to eat at home. Though I am not going to lie to you and say we weren't completely happy when our makeshift kitchen wasn't totally dismantled at the end of this process.
If you want to revisit the previous posts in this series, here are the links:
- Kitchen Remodel Project Tips Part 1 – How We Kept Stuff Organized
- Kitchen Remodel Project Tips Part 2 – How We Organized Our Kitchen Stuff Before & During Our Kitchen Remodel
I hope you enjoyed my post series. Let me know what you did for cooking when you did your remodel. I would love to hear from you.