It’s not just the eating of nutritious, whole foods that benefits your health — preparing them does too. You’ll want to dust off a particular set of essential kitchen tools that may have gotten lost amid the appliances and gadgets: your own senses. Instead of following recipes blindly while, say, chatting on the phone, engage your senses of taste, smell, and touch along the way. When using fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, and thyme, for instance, stop and breathe in their aromas for an over-the-moon moment. Engaging your senses while you cook can create a positive spiral. And once you’re done, you can feast your eyes — as well as your other senses — on your tasty and beautiful new creation. A mindful meal from start to finish.
“The more enjoyable and mindful your experience of preparing nutritious foods, the more likely you are to try it again. Jim Perko, Chef