Tips for Healthy & Easy Home-Cooked Meals

IMG_5320.JPGNothing beats a home-cooked and healthy meal shared with loved ones!

As you might have read from a previous post, I’m now studying to become a Health Coach, with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I’m learning loads everyday, which I really want to share with you.

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.

Here are a few useful tips that you can keep in mind:

  1. Use fresh products – if they’re local, seasonal and organic, it’s even better;
  2. Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are totally acceptable – although canned should be your last choice;
  3. Use smart fats (in moderation) such as olive oil, flaxseed oil or coconut oil,
  4. Keep it simple – don’t use more than 4-5 ingredients;
  5. 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;
  6. Cut down salt and go for different flavours, use herbs and spices;
  7. Go unrefined, use whole-grain products;
  8. Experiment, try new things, explore different cooking methods such as steaming, baking, stir-frying, water sautée, boiling;
  9. Cook with Love, that’s the most important.

 

 

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