Did you know, that the average American eats 4.5 restaurant or take-out meals every week. Cooking at home can make you a lot healthier, happier, and even richer!
When it comes to cooking healthy meals for our families, there is always some degree of disagreement among the ranks. The good news is that there are recipes that are very healthy, but the healthy nature of these recipes is somewhat disguised. What they do not know in these instances truly should not bring harm their way (outside of allergies, which should never be ignored).
Healthy cooking is often difficult as most of us do not want to spend time planning and preparing meals that our families refuse to eat. At the same time, we want our families to be healthy, so we feel compelled to learn new and improved ways of cooking healthy foods for our family to enjoy (and unfortunately in some cases scorn).
With weight and nutrition being known as the culprit in so many health conditions it is impossible to ignore the importance of not only eating healthy ourselves but also of teaching our children the importance of eating healthy. One way to ensure that your loved ones are eating healthy is to make sure that you are cooking healthy and nutritious foods for them.
Many books and magazines are filled with recipes that encourage healthy cooking and eating habits. If you truly love to cook, then there is no shortage of recipes that you can try out along the way. The really good news is that you can incorporate healthy cooking into your cooking routine whether you are cooking for one or a household of ten.
Many will argue that cooking healthy food costs more than cooking the prepackaged foods that pack on the calories and additives. The truth of the matter is that when you compare the costs with the medical bills of the future for failing to do so, they seem rather slight by comparison. Yes, good food costs more money. In many cases, that is a simple fact of life. However, by learning portion control and eating the proper portions, you may discover that you are spending less as you adjust to the proper amounts of food you should be consuming to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Cooking healthy isn’t an overnight change; it is a lifestyle change that should be implemented one step at a time. You do not have to go into your kitchen and throughout every little thing that you deem ‘unhealthy’ only work not to buy more of these items once they’ve been used. Make wiser decisions when purchasing fats for food preparation and you will discover that you’ve made a vitally important step in the process of incorporating healthy cooking and eating habits in your home.
It’s those small steps you take towards your goal of cooking healthy foods for your family that will matter far more than any giant leap. Before you know it, you will find that you all have more energy and a better sense of overall health than you would have imagined before changing your cooking habits.
All of us at O'Fallon Insurance Services - Jeff Hug would like to wish you a very happy and healthy 2019!