Fast food is quick, yet money is often the thing we are always looking for, there are nights when we just don’t feel like cooking and it is very tempting to order in.

Yet so many options available on the end of the phone line are not overly healthy and come in so sort of packaging, which just adds more waste to the recycle bin. Rather than spending money on fast food and adding more throw away packaging to waste to the waste stream, why not make your own healthy fast food.

I’m too busy, so what’s in it for me?

Time is a big factor when it comes to cooking and preparing the evening meal, but have you ever factored in the time it takes to drive by and pick up the fast food, or sit in the drive through. How about the extra hours you have to work to earn the money to buy the food? There are so many benefits in preparing you own home cooked meals. I mean just ask Dr Mark Hyman and Jamie Oliver

Research shows that children who have regular meals with their parents do better in every way, from better grades, to healthier relationships, to staying out of trouble. They are 42 percent less likely to drink, 50 percent less likely to smoke and 66 percent less like to smoke marijuana.

Why else?

You know what you are eating,  you save money, time and it reduces waste to landfill and recycling

Vegetarian Pitta Pizza’s

Serves 4

  • 2 tblspn olive oil
  • 2 baby eggplant, sliced
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 6 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and sliced
  • 4 pitta bread, halved
  • 1 x 250g tub hummus
  • 1 tblspn olive oil, extra

Grated Parmesan

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Saute eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms and capsicum until tender. Remove from the heat.
  3. Spread each pitta bread with hummus.
  4. Fill with vegetable mixture. Brush with a little olive oil, place in a foil linen baking tray.
  5. Bake in a moderate oven (180c) for 10 minutes or until crisp.
  6. Serve with grated Parmesan

Making your own fast food helps reduce plastic PET boxes, cardboard boxes and waxed noodle boxes cluttering our homes. The biggest reward is quality time spent with people we love.

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