September 20, 2014
If you’re like many people, you may have aspirations of being a master chef—but fall a little bit short when you’re actually in the kitchen. Whether you’re a complete novice with a knife or you are usually capable of not burning scrambled eggs, it’s helpful to know a few tricks that you can use in the kitchen. Food is nourishing, and taking your time in the kitchen can help you connect with the meal you’re about to eat instead of rushing through it. Keep reading to learn a few healthy cooking tricks you can use in your kitchen.
Keep Your Kitchen Stocked
It’s hard to cook a healthy meal for yourself if you don’t have the tools to do it. Take some time and invest in a good set of pots and pans, and a decent knife. You’ll be much more likely to chop vegetables if it’s not a workout to get it done. Keep olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and other spices you like on hand so you can easily add pizzazz to whatever you’re cooking. When you go grocery shopping, buy only what you know you’ll be able to use before it goes bad. You can always go back to the store and get more if you need to, and you’ll prevent food waste this way.
Make a Plan
If you have ever told yourself that you would cook every night during the week, you know how easy it is for that plan to fall by the wayside. Be realistic and do prep work when you have free time on the weekend. Chop vegetables, make sauces, or cook up foods that are versatile and can be used throughout the week in different ways. You can even cook a few meals on Sunday night and keep leftovers in the fridge or freezer so it’s easy to grab a healthy dinner when your schedule doesn’t allow you to cook.
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