At a time when obesity is considered to be an epidemic in some western countries, there’s extra emphasis for all of us on the importance of eating healthy and keeping fit. Sadly, no matter how hard some people try, sticking to this goal can be very tricky. We’re surrounded by clever adverts designed to make us want chocolate or sweets or crisps, anything but fruit, right? Still, there are many people out there who have no trouble sticking to a healthy diet, and so this article has been written to pass on their secrets and techniques. Contrary to popular belief, avoiding chips and fried food isn’t all that difficult. Not when you’ve got the right mindset, and you look at food in the right way.
With this in the forefront of our minds, here are 7 tips guaranteed to help you cooker healthier home recipes…
1 - Watch Cooking Shows On TV
I know it sounds silly, but no celebrity chef in their right mind would put out a program that doesn’t contain at least one healthy recipe. So, switching over to Jamie Oliver or one of the other top shows on TV could be exactly what you need to find inspiration.
2 - Read Cooking Books
Whether you purchase them from your local bookshop, download them from http://www.sainsburysebooks.co.uk/ or borrow them from a friend, cooking books are a great way to find new, interesting, and most importantly; healthy meals.
3 - Plan Your Meals In Advance
The main problem for a lot of people is they get home from work tired, and simply can’t be bothered to think of something healthy to cook. This issue can be solved through, if you spend your Sunday afternoons (or another appropriate time) planning your meals for the week.
4 - Write Shopping Lists
If you don’t have unhealthy food in your home, the chances of you eating it are reduced by 100%, impressive eh? Most people find that chocolate and other bad foods are impulse buys, and so creating a shopping list for only the items you need, and sticking to it no matter what will mean you eat healthier.
5 - Think About Cheese
Although we all love cheese and tend to have it with almost any other food, it’s not very healthy, and so you’d do well to cut down. If you’re one of those people who prefer mild to strong, consider this; eating mild cheddar usually means you put more on (if you want to taste it). So, try to push the boat out a little and opting for something stronger.
6 - Buy Lots Of Fresh Veg
This is especially important if you’re one of those people who hate to throw food away and who has to eat it, no matter what, before the sell by date. Purchasing lots of fresh veg will mean you have no choice but to cook it during the following few days. Unless, of course, you’re happy to eat it raw, in which case, you’re a bit weird in my books.
7 - Enroll On Cooking Courses
Sometimes we eat unhealthy food because we simply don’t have the skills to cook an alternative. If this applies to you, head down to your local college and find out about any kitchen-type courses they may have on offer.
So long as you follow those 7 tips, I’m pretty confident you’ll be able to throw away those ready meals and create something your body will actually like in no time. At the end of the day, we all know what happens to unhealthy people when they reach 65 don’t we?