Healthy Eating Primer:
Simple Healthy Eating Primer
are three main steps to maintaining a routine for healthy cooking
and eating. It really is not difficult to eat more healthily, but
it does involve some planning before hand and a little bit of dedication.
first step in learning to eat more healthfully is to analyze, the
second is to make your purchases, and the third is simply to cook
Analyzing mainly involves planning ahead. You should plan to
figure out which days require you to cook an evening meal, by analyzing
the schedule of your entire family. You should also plan what meal
will be served for each day, taking notes as you do so. Keep track
of each entrée, side dish, and any other foods which are
necessary in order to prepare and serve the meal.
can keep track of this menu on your refrigerator, so your family
members will also be able to plan ahead for dinner. Planning is
typically easier if you do it in periods of two or three weeks,
cycling your meal options at the end of each period. Most families
tend to eat the same ten or twenty recipes over and over, which
is why this routine works.
you are in need of more recipes, consult cookbooks or online cooking
websites to find new and exciting recipes which are easy to prepare.
What purchasing involves is deciding which ingredients you already
have by exploring your pantry and refrigerator, then making a grocery
list and purchasing the foods that you are missing. When you go
to the supermarket, you should purchase only the items which are
on your shopping list, and you should never to go the supermarket
if you are feeling hungry because you will likely end up buying
food that you do not need.
should always begin by planning for tomorrow's meal tonight. Any
preparation that can be done beforehand should be done now, such
as taking frozen meat out to defrost in the refrigerator overnight.
You can organize all of your ingredients together so that you will
not have to go hunting for items the following day when time is
should prepare as much of tomorrow's meal as you can ahead of time,
by cutting up any fruits or vegetables, or cooking any meat, pasta
or rice which is necessary for the dish. You can even put an entire
casserole together and leave it in the fridge for baking tomorrow.
This way, when it is time to prepare dinner you will have your work
cut out for you. Making preparations tonight so that tomorrow is
less stressful is well worth the effort, because dinners will be
much quicker and easier to make tomorrow if you have everything
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