The research also found that more than a third of people only have 2-4 dishes in their recipe repertoire, limiting their cooking options when entertaining and their confidence in the kitchen, as 67% did not admit that they felt confident cooking for other people.
TV nutritional expert and dietitian, Aoife Hearne, has weighed in on these results, saying that often being time-poor can lead people to go for a convenient quick-fix meal, rather than making something from scratch.
However, being busy doesn’t mean we have to reach for the ready-meals! As we come into summer, a simple wash of new potatoes makes them quick and easy to prepare and cook, which means they can be used to whip up a healthy meal or salad in no time.
To check out a few examples of how potatoes can be used to create speedy, yet fibre and vitamin-rich meals, check out some of the quick and easy recipes available on www.potatoe.ie and have a go tonight!