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Tips For Healthy Cooking

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

Learning to cook a few simple dishes is the ultimate act of self-care and self-love. Experiment,have fun, and follow these suggestions for healthy cooking.

1. FRESH IS BEST. • Use the freshest and most healthful ingredients.

2. LOCAL IS EVEN BETTER. • Look for organic, local, and seasonal foods.

3. ORGANIC IS MUCH BETTER. • Keep pesticides and chemicals off your plate. • It’s good for your body and for the environment.

4. FROZEN FOODS ARE OK. Frozen foods are usually picked fresh and then frozen quickly, so they retain a lot of nutrition.

5. KEEP IT SIMPLE. • Save gourmet dishes for a special treat. • Cook with 2–3 ingredients, more than 4–5 different ingredients may be hard to manage.

6. COOK ONCE, EAT TWICE. • Prepare more food than you need for your meal and portion the leftovers. • Wrap the remaining portions to freeze for future lunches.

7. VARY COOKING STYLES. • There are many styles of healthy cooking: baking, grilling, steaming, quick boiling, stir-frying with oil, water sautéing, etc. • Don’t be afraid to switch it up!

8. EXPERIMENT. • Try new recipes and explore new cooking methods. • Choose a fruit or vegetable you’ve never had before and challenge yourself to use it!

9. UNDERSTAND THE WAYS YOU ENJOY EATING. • Do you enjoy eating alone or with others? Do you avoid eating right when you wake up? Do you love eating an early dinner? • Learn the ways you enjoy eating.

10. SKIP SELF-CRITICISM. • Don’t fall into the trap of pointing out the flaws in your cooking or criticizing your efforts. • Allow people to thank you and ask for tips if something doesn’t work out the way you’d hoped.

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