Skip to main content

Eat Your Way To Good Health: The Benefits Of Home Cooking

If you’re keen to get healthy this summer, one of the best ways to do this is hone your cooking skills. When you cook at home, you have total control over what goes into the dishes you create, and it’s a lot less tempting to indulge than when you’re faced with a menu packed full of delights at a diner. If you usually give a load of excuses as to why you don’t cook more, here are some solutions you may find helpful.

I don’t have time to cook
There’s an assumption that it takes hours to prepare a healthy meal, but this simply isn’t true. You can rustle up healthy dishes in minutes with minimal effort. It takes approximately 3-5 minutes to boil a portion of fresh whole grain pasta and warm some chopped tomatoes, spinach, basil, and garlic in a pan with a splash of olive oil. You can also create hot salads, meat and vegetable dishes, omelets and soups within minutes. Another option if you are pushed for time, especially in the week, is to batch cook on the weekends, freeze individual portions, and then warm them up when you get home from work. Options like casseroles, soups, chili, and fish pie work really well.

There’s no point in cooking for one
It may seem like a lot of upheaval to cook a meal from scratch if you’re eating alone. However, you should always prioritize your health and eating a home-cooked meal is likely to be much better for you than ordering a takeout or buying ready-made dishes. If you live alone, your partner works away, or the kids tend to eat earlier, consider investing in a countertop oven. You can do everything you’d normally do in a larger range, but you’ll save energy and money. New Kitchen Life has a great post that really digs into the best new countertop ovens, so it’s worth having a read and seeing if a new investment could prove a worthy addition to your kitchen. Batch cooking is another great solution for this problem. If you know you’re only going to be catering for one, you just need to remove one frozen portion, defrost it, and then warm it up when you plan to eat.

I don’t have the skills
It’s true that some complex dishes require a lot of culinary skill, but unless you plan to serve Michelin-standard food, there’s no reason why you can’t make tasty, simple dishes at home. You don’t need all the latest gadgets or years of experience to grill meat, boil potatoes, and steam vegetables, and you can follow step by step guides and recipes. You’ll find that you become more confident the more you practice, and you may even find that you have hidden talents.

Cooking at home is an excellent way to start eating a healthier, more balanced diet. When you buy ready-made food, you order in, or you go to a restaurant, you may not know what’s gone into that dish. At home, you have control of the ingredients, and you can decide how large a portion to serve. If you’re not a maestro, you don’t have much time available, or you feel like there’s no point in cooking for one, there are benefits to cooking more at home. Hopefully, this guide has inspired you to try and hone your culinary skills.


Popular posts from this blog

Before the Wrath Movie

 Hi All!! Have you heard about Before the Wrath?  This highly rated film is narrated by Kevin Sorbo. ● Highlights the importance and impact of Biblical prophecy ● Narrated by Kevin Sorbo and featuring: ○ Jack Hibbs - Theologist and host of “Real Life” on SiriusXM ○ Amir Tsarfati - Founder and President of Behold Israel ○ Jan Markell - Founder of Olive Tree Ministries ○ JD Farag - Theologist and Eschatologist ○ Scott McConnell - Exec. Director of Lifeway Research ○ Jay McCarl - Ancient Middle Eastern Anthropologist ○ Lizette Dillinger - Qualitative Director of LifeWay Research ● YouVersion 5 day reading plan available - Before the Wrath 1. Talking points: ● #1 Christian movie in Am I did find much of the movie interesting and informing.  I am not sure I totally agree with all their points, but it did challenge me to go look and research for myself. Where can you purchase Before the Wrath: Landing page: ​https://www.

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

Are Big Dogs A Bigger Responsibility?

Image Source Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. When opting to own a bigger breed, there are clearly going to be some differences in owning a Chihuahua. However, how big are these differences? Is the responsibility far greater with a humungous hound? Or are there some bonuses to having a big bow-wow-ing beast? Diet Big dogs do require a different diet then small dogs, not just in terms of portion size but nutrients too. They often need a greater amount of protein, especially as a pup when they are growing. This higher protein food costs more, and given that you’ll be serving up higher portions, you’ll go through a lot more dog food with a big breed than you would with a small breed. There are also other factors to consider. Big dogs are often more likely to contract allergies to certain foods. This can sometimes mean buying hypoallergenic dog food , which is unsurprisingly more expensive. It’s also recommended using a raised dog bowl once a big dog reaches adulthood.