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Cooking Hacks for Busy Women

Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore, especially for busy women like us. I’ve got five fantastic hacks to make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Let’s dive in and discover the secrets to cooking with fun!

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Cooking Hacks

Cooking Hack #1: Explore New Recipes Find inspiration in cookbooks, food blogs, or Pinterest. Discover mouthwatering recipes and beautiful food photos that ignite your creativity.

Cooking Hack #2: Adventurous Grocery Shopping Try ingredients you haven’t had in ages or rediscover childhood favorites. Embrace new flavors and make grocery shopping an exciting culinary adventure.

Cooking Hack #3: Embrace Simplicity Choose recipes with fewer ingredients and simple instructions. Opt for one-pot meals or quick-fix options to save time and enjoy effortless cooking.

Cooking Hack #4: Cook to the Rhythm Turn up the tunes and groove in the kitchen. Let music set the mood while you involve your family or friends in the cooking process.

Cooking Hack #5: Upgrade Your Kitchen Swag Invest in high-quality kitchen tools for easier and more enjoyable cooking. A sharp knife and a powerful blender can make a world of difference.

Cooking can be a joyful experience, even for busy women. Use these five cooking hacks to infuse excitement into your kitchen adventures. Explore new recipes, make grocery shopping an adventure, simplify your cooking, cook to the rhythm of music, and upgrade your kitchen tools. Get ready to savor the flavors and have a blast while creating delicious meals!

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One Skillet Frittata

Serves 4

8 eggs
¼ cup almond milk, unsweetened
1 tsp olive oil, extra virgin1 clove of garlic, minced1 handful baby spinach
1 small zucchini, sliced into thin coins
1 clove of garlic, minced1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved
1 dash of herbs and spices to taste (parsley, sage, paprika, turmeric, etc.)

1 dash salt and pepper

Hack: Feel free to substitute your veggies and use what you have on-hand. Try diced pepper instead of tomatoes, or chopped kale instead of spinach. Have fun with this!


Preheat oven to 375F.

Whisk together eggs and almond milk.

Heat an ovenproof skillet (e.g. cast iron) on the stove with the olive oil.

To the hot skillet add garlic, spinach, and zucchini. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the spinach wilts and the zucchini starts to soften. 

Add the tomatoes, herbs, spices, salt, and pepper.

Pour in the eggs.

Place the skillet into the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, until eggs are set.

Serve & enjoy!

About the Author Catherine Tanaka

My name is Catherine Tanaka. I am a Personal Trainer, Transformation Coach, Yogi enthusiast and Mom of two. I am on a mission to make a difference in others happiness through fitness using the best research available to give you the best fitness hacks to make being the best version of you possible. Learn more about my one-on-one coaching or check out my Online Course - The Body Project Protocol.