Health is all the rage these days and it’s about time. People no longer sit passive as they are fed greasy fatty food by restaurants and fast food joints. Most everyone has caught on to the dynamic difference between grabbing a burger on the go and taking a little time to cook healthy food.
If the food we put in our bodies can be compared to the gasoline we put in our cars for fuel, then eating healthily cooked food is like using premium grade gasoline and eating junk food is like using sugar water in our cars.
Q: IS HEALTHY COOKING TASTELESS?
A: No! Once you have abandon the use of lard, excess salt and heavy frying mixtures, the world of seasonings opens up to you. Find out what you are missing by experimenting with lemon juice instead of fatty salad dressings. Or chives, garlic and other herbs instead of dehydrating salt and fat. Your taste-buds have never had it so good.
Q: IS HEALTHY COOKING EXPENSIVE?
A: Cooking healthy is simply cooking differently. You will find that the more you fall in love with healthy cuisines, the more you will no longer crave junk food snacks like chips and candy. Your money will simply go elsewhere to foods and spices that cost about the same in the end.
Many people who do not currently cook healthy in a conscience effort spend a lot of money of pre-made foods that are packed with preservatives. Breaking one’s habits of reaching for these familiar items is perhaps the hardest part of switching to a healthy/affordable diet.
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Q: WILL IT TAKE MORE TIME TO COOK HEALTHY?
A: Yes. It will demand a bit more time of you to be in the kitchen, over the stove or grill. However, compare the time it takes to cook healthy to the time it takes to work off all the extra fatty pounds that unhealthy eating brings.
If you are interested in eating a healthy diet, you will soon cherish your time in the kitchen. Most people, when making the switch to healthy cooking, soon become food connoisseurs because they grow to have a real interest and pleasure in the foods they use as fuel.
One way to save time throughout the week is to cook several items on one day that can carry you through the week. Choose one day a week as your food preparation day. Chop up all your fruits and vegetable making them easier to munch than chips or cookies. Cook up a big batch of pinto beans with some melted cheddar cheese to serve as a healthy high protein side dish throughout your week. Take time to care for your body and it will thank you with optimal energy and healthy living.