My previous two posts were about kitchen remodel project tips. In this post, I will talk about how we were eating healthy during a remodel.
I like to make sure we all eat healthily. I like everyone not to eat too much also. And because I have food intolerance issues, I didn't want to eat too much-processed food. So, this post talks about how we ate healthy during the kitchen remodel, and we share examples of what we ate too.
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 set up 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. =)
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)
- Protein shakes
- Green shakes
We used the microwave almost every day, and 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 sandwiches like turkey and cheese sandwiches, no nitrate lunch meats like salami.
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.
- Crockpot recipes
- Homemade quesadillas with cooked chicken and cheese heated in the microwave.
- Prepared turkey burgers or items to grill outside
- Prepared beef burgers
- Freezer meals or one-pot meals
Common appliances to use during a kitchen remodel
There are several small appliances you can use during a remodel to eat healthy and still be able to cook at home. Below are some I used.
- Slow cooker
- Instant Pot
- Induction hot plate
- Waffle maker
- Air fryer oven
- Refrigerator and freezer
That's a lot! You probably can live without a kitchen for a pretty long time with all these appliances.
The remodeling process was a little uncomfortable, of course, but all in all, we were able to keep our diet in check and eat healthy during a remodel. We were also able to stay home and eat, yay. 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.
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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.