When you think about treating yourself, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it a day at the spa, a shopping spree, a delicious meal, or maybe just some long-overdue alone time? Whatever it is that gives you a little spark of joy, the time has come to treat yourself!
Treat yourself to something delicious
There are a few schools of thought when it comes to culinary treats. While some people prefer an over the top gourmet experience, treating themselves to a decadent meal or dessert, others take a slightly different approach and fill the fridge with fresh ingredients for a week of healthy homemade meals and snacks. Who says you can’t do both?
If you are among those who like to treat themselves to a night out at a great restaurant, these past few months has made that harder. The good news is, most of our favourite restaurants have expanded their take-out options and many have even added cook-at-home meal kits and upscale grocery items to their offerings, making it easy to recreate a gourmet experience in your very own kitchen.
Being at home more has also changed the way we do our grocery shopping and meal planning. At first, we were all about comfort foods but now that we’ve had enough homemade sourdough to last a lifetime, healthy eating is coming back into focus and we’re stocking our fridges with market-fresh produce and the best of local everything—because local is healthier, right?
Ordering fresh dinner kits, ready to cook meals, and heat and eat dinners is another great way to treat yourself in the kitchen. Not only do they cut down our shopping and prep time, they’ve made skilled chefs out of all of us. Whether you’re preparing dinner in the microwave or on a sleek gas range, you can have an impressive meal on the table in 30 minutes, any night of the week.