4. Try a new cooktop
When it comes to making healthy meal choices, every second counts. But that doesn’t mean relying on so-called convenience food. In fact, a University of California study showed that homes favoring prepackaged foods didn’t get meals on the table any faster. To speed up home cooking, consider a new induction cooktop, available from most major appliance brands, which uses electromagnetic energy to heat pans and boil water in half the time of gas or electric stoves.