More home meals mean cost savings and better health.

Your kitchen is an ideal place to prepare nutritious meals at less cost than dining in a restaurant. Cooking and shopping do take time but it is worth it. Choose foods that are the most basic: vegetables, legumes and whole grains, fruit, nuts, and certain fish. Avoid packaged foods with dozens of ingredients like hydrogenated oils and flour that’s been stripped of fiber and nutrients. In the kitchen, remember that basic does not mean boring! Flavor-packed plant foods like garlic and onion, herbs and spices (cumin, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, turmeric, cayenne, parsley), or a squeeze of lemon will give you the flavors you want while adding vitamins and phytonutrients. Cooking at home is also a great way to model positive behavior for your children.

“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.”  Irina Shayk

 

Posted on August 11, 2017 and filed under nutrition.