Tips for Healthy & Easy Home-Cooked Meals
Updated: May 28, 2020
Nothing beats a home-cooked and healthy meal. Some would think that eating healthy is difficult, time-consuming and expensive, but I beg to differ. If I can put a healthy meal in less than 15 minutes and for little money, so can you. It's no rocket science.
See how cute you can make your meals look like?
Here are a few useful tips that you can keep in mind:
Cook once, eat twice - prepare more food than you need and freeze the leftovers for future meals. You can also make batches of grains and legumes, store them in the fridge so they're ready to use when you prepare your next meals;
Use fresh products - if they're local, seasonal and organic, it's even better;
Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are totally acceptable - although canned should be your last choice;
Use smart fats (in moderation) such as olive oil, flaxseed oil, ghee, or coconut oil;
Keep it simple - don't use more than 4-5 ingredients;
Cut down salt and go for different flavours, use herbs (coriander, basil, thyme, etc.) and spices (paprika, cardamom, fennel, etc.);
Go unrefined, use whole-grain products. There is nothing good in white flour (white pasta, white bread, etc), you'll be fed but absolutely not nourished;
Experiment, try new things, explore different cooking methods such as steaming, baking, stir-frying, water sautée, boiling;
Cook with Love, that's the most important. People who eat your food also get the energy you've put in it. Put on some good music, take a deep breath, and enjoy the process.
Off you go !