Staying fit and healthy and looking hale are obviously the products of eating good and healthy delicacies. Hence, it is of utmost necessity that we learn to incorporate a healthy cooking style and that you do so with caution, and care. We know that many may not exactly have a grip on how to cook healthy at home. Today, we’ll be are sharing some tips on the things to keep in mind while cooking healthy at home, and how to search out a healthy place when eating out.
- Cook more fresh foods
Cooking healthy at home entails a lesser consumption of stale foods. Always endeavor to use more fresh foods as often as possible. This is because fresh and un-canned foods are often preservative-free and they often carry more nutritional value. Also, using them will give you first-hand freshness both in taste and nutrition and also rid your system of chemicals used in preservation of foods. (Fresh greens and vegetables are also healthy and if you cannot find the fresh one, you can opt for frozen veggies, they are good too)
- Refrigerate all unfinished foods
Refrigeration is one of the proven ways to store and preserve foods. It is chemical free and it has the capacity to preserve the inherent juiciness, flavor and nutrients of your foods. So, if you have some vegetables, eggs, milk, cream or beef left, stock it in the fridge. Do not let them languish around for too long.
- Wash and clean thoroughly before use
We know your kitchen may be water, dust and dirt proof. But dear, that should not stop you from cleaning up every utensil before use; we are talking about cooking healthy here, what you ingest into your body must be good! NEVER ever forget to clean up before use and always remember to rinse your cooking utensils after using them.
- Wash before chopping
You can wash your vegetables well before chopping. It is also important to note that you should not wash after chopping so as to retain its nutrients. It is basic healthy cooking habits. It gives you more opportunity to get rid of any unwanted additions that you may miss with just one wash.
Finally, it’s imperative to always use natural flavors and spices such as garlic, gingers, and onions to give you a pleasant smell and a tasty meal. With this, you are in for the nicest meal you have ever imagine and your health is on its way to being perfect.