Hey! I’m Talia and this is Workweek Lunch.
This blog is dedicated to helping you master cooking for one so you can save time and money — even if you’re a workaholic like me.
Why do I care?
When I started my first big girl job in 2014, I had a crazy work schedule and barely found time to cook. It didn’t help that my kitchen sucked and the oven wasn’t functional. I was basically supporting myself and eventually figured out that buying food out all the time left my belly full of crap and my wallet nice and empty. Not a good situation.
So I started cooking, despite the low-quality kitchen tools I had. I was just doing what I could with what I had, and that’s all that mattered. When I started, I was bad. I didn’t know how to properly saute anything. Everything tasted bland.
But with practice and patience I got better. When I started my new job and moved to a new apartment, I started taking my cooking a little more seriously. I started to enjoy it. I took my bland cooking to the next level with experimentation. I ditched the cookbooks and meal plans I bought and created my own recipes.
Consistently cooking for myself has helped me lose almost 10 pounds, save hundreds of dollars and now I have so much more time and energy. And of course, I’m a great cook now.
I want to help you achieve the same results. I want you to feel confident in your own skin and in the food you’re putting into your mouth.
Let’s face it. Even when we buy “healthy” food for lunch at work, we STILL end up hitting that 4pm post-lunch slump. We don’t know exactly what’s going into the food. How can we really know it’s legitimately healthy?
This blog is about eating healthy, but it’s NOT about dieting and weight loss. If you end up cooking and losing some weight, awesome, but that’s not the main goal here.
I say screw the diet!
Restrictive eating rarely makes anyone truly happy because it’s extremely difficult. Some control is good, but when you set too many rules, you eventually find yourself back at square one.
The food on fad diets might be healthy, but there’s a reason why they don’t become permanent in your lifestyle. At the end of the day, your mindset and approach to food are more powerful than any strict diet.
Here’s what you WON’T find on Workweek Lunch
You’re not going to find the word “paleo” here.
Nor will you find anything about counting calories. Head over to MyFitnessPal if that’s your jam.
I’m not a nutritionist. I won’t be talking about macros and I’m not going to suggest that readers buy a scale to weigh food out.
You won’t find gourmet, novel-length recipes here. I have a different and MUCH SIMPLER approach to cooking and building tasty, healthy meals that you’ll be excited to eat.
Eating “right” is hard to do.
As someone who has been a yo-yo dieter for years, I know. As someone who has spent way too much money on takeout and restaurants in the past, I know.
But I’ve finally found a method and approach that made me fall in love with cooking, lets me enjoy my favorite foods and saves me money.
I want to help you gain confidence and reach your goals.
- Loving how you look and feel
- Stop spending money on eating out
- Getting more comfortable in the kitchen
- Living a healthier lifestyle overall