youngnhappymamma, i'm in the same boat. and feeling guilty. we do a lot of frozen stuff. i buy organic snacks for the baby, and shop at farmer's markets. we keep a container of fresh salad with really good greens & lots of different veggies, and then a container of fresh fruit salad made from whatever i pick up, and we pull those out with usually a frozen
entree. i don't even know how to use my crock pot. but i do think we get a lot out of the fresh (not cooked) fruits & veggies - you know, the less you cook 'em, the better they are for you, which is an advantage for those of us who don't love cooking
. i add good goat's cheese & raisins & seeds to the salad, and sometimes chicken.
anywhoo, my MIL taught me to use a rice cooker, which is like nothing. you rinse the rice, add water, press 'start' and come back when the bell rings. she also makes a good tofu (which i haven't gottent the hang of yet), and i buy some kim chee (spicy cabbage - korean - no cooking required, it's already made), and some dried salted seaweed to wrap the rice in while we eat it.
but yes, i'm looking for a BEGINNER cookbook with like 5 ingredients or less, of healthy, yummy recipies. if you find one, please let me know.