Would you like to Start…Cooking Healthy

 

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So You Want to Start Cooking Healthy 1. Find some reliable recipe resources. Don’t do what I did and get stuck in a bland broccoli rut for lack of a reliable 2. Take it one dish at a time. Learning how to cook takes a bit of practice, so start simple and take it slow. Begin by 3. Don’t be.

Making a grocery list is one of the best ways to make sure you cook healthy. It’s so easy to just grab takeout or call in an order of something if you don’t have the right ingredients on hand. Cooking Tips.

After you clean out your kitchen, time to hit the grocery store and start cooking. Here are some tips for healthy recipes and healthy meals from start to finish. How to choose and use oil for cooking meals — Using the good oil is important from a health perspective but also depending on the flavor you want to develop for your dish.

Prepare great marinades to enhance meat and fishes — Marinades are a great way to prepare ingredients before grilling them, maximum taste without any efforts. Best way to start cooking/eating healthy? Growing up I (23F) was an extremely picky eater and my mom would always make me something else if I didn’t like what she made, plus most of the time we got our food from the church food pantry so our options were limited.

You can cook and eat healthy meals all you like with no difference unless you excercise. Exercise appropriately and you can eat what you like. Salmon and chicken (not fried) are both very healthy low fat etc. foods that can be combined healthily with vegetables/and or rice. Wild caught Alaskan salmon is a super superfood. It’s rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for healthy brain and heart function.Part of the reason salmon is a superfood is because of what salmon eat.

Red algae makes them strong (and pink) and gives them the ability to form those long-chain omega-3 acids that are so important— EPA and DHA. To get some perspective on how a busy person integrates healthy eating into her life, check out the blog Eat Like Me. Registered dietitian Christin Dillon chronicles her daily meals and snacks, photographing them so that you can see exactly what and how much she’s eating. You’ll see that – gasp! – even a dietitian enjoys foods like.

A healthy meal includes selections from each of the five food groups: grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy and protein. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables, and limit added salt, sugar, alcohol and saturated or trans fats. Be an efficient shopper. So you’ve vowed to ditch the regular takeout habit and start cooking healthy at home more often. First of all, kudos to you — with a busy schedule and the availability of not-so-good-for-you options literally at your fingertips, it’s not always easy to make this a permanent lifestyle change.

That said, some things can make it a whole lot easier.

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In addition, it can take time to learn the skill of healthy cooking.

“Loving Yourself to Great Health” by Louise Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane
from Loving Yourself to Great Health
by Louise Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane
Hay House, 2014

The first thing you learn from cooking is that fresh ingredients don’t need much help to taste good.

“How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food-With 1,000 Photos” by Mark Bittman
from How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food-With 1,000 Photos
by Mark Bittman
HMH Books, 2012

As much as I like to eat healthy food, I’m not willing to cook two hours every day to do it.

“Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.” by Stephen Guise
from Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.
by Stephen Guise
Selective Entertainment, LLC, 2016

Cookbooks and measurements are good guides, but use your own creativity and trust yourself to cook well without them.

“Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition” by Paul Pitchford
from Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
by Paul Pitchford
North Atlantic Books, 2002

I went to a culinary school that specialized in food and healing with health as a priority, and I certainly can cook delicious food.

“The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life” by Bethenny Frankel, Eve Adamson
from The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life
by Bethenny Frankel, Eve Adamson
Atria Books, 2010

All I need is some fresh vegetables, olive oil, and protein cooked in a cast-iron skillet with salt and pepper.

“SOUL: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes” by Richards, Todd
from SOUL: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes
by Richards, Todd
Oxmoor House, Incorporated, 2018

Learning by trial and error is the best and the oldest way to learn how to cook.

“Pleasurable Weight Loss: The Secrets to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Loving Your Life Today” by Jena la Flamme, Mama Gena
from Pleasurable Weight Loss: The Secrets to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Loving Your Life Today
by Jena la Flamme, Mama Gena
Sounds True, 2015

I try to cook with fresh, wholesome, organic ingredients and whole grains, and I strive to make food that is as healthy and tasty as possible.

“The Lifegiving Table: Nurturing Faith through Feasting, One Meal at a Time” by Sally Clarkson
from The Lifegiving Table: Nurturing Faith through Feasting, One Meal at a Time
by Sally Clarkson
Tyndale House Publishers, Incorporated, 2017

Whatever your reasons for learning to cook—health, financial, social, empowerment, creativity—cooking should be fun.

“Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food” by Jeff Potter
from Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food
by Jeff Potter
O’Reilly Media, 2015

Finally, she attended our cooking classes once a week for a few months to learn how to create healthy & simple meals in less time than she thought.

“R3 Diet” by Joy Brown
from R3 Diet
by Joy Brown
Xlibris Corporation, 2011

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  • My #1 rule when it comes to cooking ��, be creative with whatever in your kitchen, and never had a bad experience… love the food I make

  • Lentil daal is SO cheap and filling. I also recommend learning how to make curry:) i throw random vegetables, a can of chickpeas in with a can of coconut milk and some cheap AF curry paste and I have dinner for at least 3 days:)

  • yep. even i was very sad since i workout well for abs but nothing was coming. Listen I saw an interview with body building champion where he talks about 7 odd foods he eats to keep his abs hard. have a look here LOSEWEIGHTINAWEEK.WEB44.NET

  • Fish can be expensive sometimes but is really good for you and so simple to make. Literally throw some olive oil and spices on it and bake it in the oven

  • Roux-based pasta? Italians HATE her. I wouldn’t blame them… There are so many quick, easy, and nutritious pasta’s to make, why make it unhealthy?

  • This is terrible advise. Canned spray is better than Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Processed Mac & Cheese? This might be a good way on how to lose a couple extra pounds, however, this is not a healthy diet. A truly healthy diet is one that relies on home-cooked, unprocessed foods in combination with all raw natural organic fruit & vegetables. A little clean white fish or chicken to top it off, is a good catch.

  • God bless our Lord
    We want to make a subscription campaign so that we connect all channels to the conditions of profit and make a subscription exchange

  • How meny grams are in that box u cant just say just put 1 hole box u need to say how meny grams or ml not just a full box of the macaroni

  • I am so late to this vid, but I’d say a simple tomato sauce should be on this list, too. My dad taught me how to make it when I was like 16 and it’s been the beginning of my love of cooking.

    Aight, gonna hit yall with a recipe: so you’re gonna need a can of chopped tomatos, garlic, onions and either a pot or a pan with 1.5+ inch sides. That’s it. Salt, pepper, basil, curry powder, chilli, meats (cooked or raw), various veggies, and so on, are all optional.

    First, cut up everything you;re gonna need beforehand, make it easy on yourself. Shove them raw meats into the pan first if you have them. Let them cook enough so you don’t see the raw bits if they’re chunky (like chicken chunks or mince), if not, throw in the onions and any raw vegetables* too at this point. Let them saute for a lil while before putting the gralic in, then waiting a lil longer. When that’s done (should take 1 to 4 minutes depending on your ingredients), throw in that can of tomatos. At this point you add softer vegetables* and your seasoning; adding chilli will make a chilli, adding curry powders will make a curry, and adding basil will make an italian-style sauce (for spaghetti bolognese, lasagne, etc.), but you should definately experiment with it to see what you like. Let it boil down to make it less watery and add it to rice, spaghetti, or whatever else you want.

    *Veggies that should be added into the sauce include but are not limited to: mushrooms, leafy greens, and thin-cut carrots; basically anything that will wilt and/or reduce to mush if cooked too long

    Since it’s so simple, quick and cheap, it’s a pretty nice to start out your cooking endeavours, and it’s nigh impossible to fuck up if you keep an eye on it. Personally I like to make a spaghetti bolognese with beef mince, spinach, and sometimes some baby carrots, bacon, mushrooms.

  • learning to make beans and rice will save your life cuz they are cheap and they go with anything: burrito, quesadilla, meat, by themselves

  • Curry, you can make anything into curry, as long as you have coconut milk, curry paste/powder some veggies, protein, rice or quinoa it can be made into a curry dinner, delicious in the fall or winter ��

  • one pot pasta, definitely one pot pasta
    it’s a perfect dinner for that lazy Sunday night, there’s a lot of recipes for those online, but once you made it a few times you’ll know the basic and you can mix and match the ingredients

  • The girl doesn’t look white. She doesn’t look Asian. But somewhere in between half-white, half-Asian.
    Stir-fry dishes are quick, indeed. A wok is a very flexible tool. Not only can it be used for stir-frys, it can also be used for deep-frying, shallow-frying, steaming, and boiling for soups.
    Quiche. A similar dish is the Chinese steamed eggs. It does not use milk, probably because most Chinese people do not include dairy products in the diet. Eggs are traditionally considered very expensive, so using 3 eggs to make this dish is good enough. The dish just looks puffy and voluminous because of the high water content.

  • I have watched several videos in the last few days. I don’t normally subscribe to channels of this sort, but I decided I liked you enough to subscribe after this video:)

  • My fav slow cooker protein: Couple pounds of pork+chopped onion+chopped apple+bottle of bbq sauce+spices if you want. Toss it in the crockpot for 5-7 hours on low.

  • You listed a great variety of options and I’m really excited to try all of them, veganized of course. A diet based on whole plant foods is one of the most affordable, the most nourishing, and the best for the environment. I find that eating vegan saves me money and gives me the energy to work harder so that I earn more money. Of course, it doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. Any small steps towards eating more plants can make a great impact.

  • So disappointing as a vegan. One does not need eggs, cheese, dead animals or “proteins” as she calls them to make cheap delicious meals. Beans, rice, and veggies are cheaper than those suggestions. They are also healthier, less harmful to the environment, and cruelty free.

  • I know this is an old video but I would love to see a video on what to cook when you don’t have a gas cooktop and are renting somewhere with a stovetop that has two settings off or HOT

  • Casseroles. Those are great for using up what’s in the kitchen and can be healthy and satisfying. You can learn to do them without recipes.

  • I freeze soup, chili or whatever in jumbo muffin pans. In fact, I’ve never made jumbo muffins! After it’s frozen, I pop ’em out like ice cubes and put in a freezer bag.

  • Pls don’t follow the 1st recipe the pizza on
    It’s a lie I tried it alrdy what happens in it sticks in the bottom then the cheese will be watery

  • When I was in university I cooked practically every single meal for myself. My classmates couldn’t fathom how it was possible to cook a meal from scratch and eat it within a 30 minute lunch break and still make it for the bus to class, but the truth is that a stir-fry and a salad take less time than going to a cafe and sitting there waiting for your food for 20 minutes… Healthiest period of my life lol

  • #11 is a Ploughman’s lunch basically a plate of whatever you have available: crackers/baguette, cheese, meat, veggies, pickles, canned fish, fruit. It doesn’t sound like much but the variety makes it work. Women may want to re-name it something more catchy.

  • I can never get into cooking, but I do force myself as it’s healthier and cheaper. I like making rice bowls with short grain brown rice and toppings like salmon or chicken and egg. It’s really simple, quick and cheap too

  • Every time “and you can freeze them” was said (which is about 35 times:P) I winced, because I am already very annoyed by how my tiny, tiny freezer can hold basically 1kg of frozen vegetables…………………….. and that’s it.
    Loved the suggestions, though:)

  • Love this video. Lots of great ideas. One thing I would recommend to people is an Instant Pot. It’s a killer soup maker as well as risotto, pasta dishes and pulled pork or chicken. It also has a slow cooker function, rice function and you can make the best homemade yogurt.

  • Thanks to this video I now make about one quiche per week! I am now known as the quiche queen:-)
    It’s really easy, very versatile and one quiche gets me 5 filling meals. What’s not to like!

  • Please try Venezuelan food! You wont regret it! ps. I think a quick chicken soup from scratch is also satisfiying and healthy with the right protein and carb (rice or AREPA) will do it! It does for me! Keep up the good work♡

  • don’t forget to make homemade stock out of that roasted chicken carcass! I’m a big fan of buying a grocery store rotisserie chicken, stripping the meat for using in a few recipes, then simmering the carcass with a chopped onion for a few hours. this week I did that and made creamy southwest chicken penne, and a huge pot of Italian wedding soup. we ate for a week on one $7 chicken!

  • My grandmother bakes bread in huge batches (we’re talking about 18-20 loaves of bread) and then after they’ve cooled down a bit, she slices them all up, puts them in freezer bags and inside the freezer. Then she slowly thaws them when we need them and that’s all the bread 8 people need for about a month. At first, when you see all the loaves of bread spread out on the table you think they are a lot, but then when you think of how many people these loaves will feed and of the length of time compared to the store-bought bread and you will realise how much money you are saving.

  • You just took all my quarantine cooking special recipes which made me consider myself a proper chef, and called them “easy cooking “

  • For the macaroni one I suggest first cooking the macaroni in water before adding milk and cheese unless if you want flavorless soggy macaroni

  • the number one thing to learn to cook is…….eggs. duh! Most versatile ingredient, cheap and easy to cook and get.
    Forget slow cookers. Slow cookers are for amateurs and so so housewives…get an electric pressure cooker. Has a shit tone of functions including slow cooker and can cook a superb stew in like 20 minutes.

  • you forgot to include any protein based grains like quinoa or couscous. i’m vegetarian and have to eat low fodmap so…. the video is a good concept, however, doesn’t help a lot since most of the suggested modifications would require ingredients I cant eat.. could you do a more vegetarian friendly version or something that helps explain how to use different spices (i’m “allergic” to garlic and onions…. that’s part of what fodmap means. so flavoring stuff is challenging). could you do a video about special needs meal planning but without feeling like you’re missing out? that’s really where my “adulting game” falls flat and it’s exhausting as well as endangers my ability to work if I get sick from eating the wrong thing. but overall, I see this video I a good launching pad for most

  • I adore a good curry. Every vegetable or even protein can be in there. You only need the paste and one or two other spices and there you are, curry or even curry soup is at hand. Also great to freeze.
    If you don’t have a freezer, you could also store a week’s worth of meals in glasses. I usually heat up the glasses with boiling water, then I fill them with the hot food and put the lit on as quickly as possible. It survives up to three week in the fridge.

  • The simplest pasta recipe EVER: make a well of good flour, pour in quite good olive oil, slowly drag the flour into the centre and stir until well-combined. Knead or stretch a little for five minutes and make a ball with both hands. Sprinkle over salt. Roll out flat, cut into wide ribbons, wrap around hand, place in this form on cutting board, slice to desired thin-ness. Freezes well, cooks in 1-2 minutes. Sounds complex, try it once. Italian rolling pin preferred, French acceptable, both thin and can be used to stir things although you’re not supposed to. While I’m here, the best pestle mortar is marble bowl and wooden stick. Not too thin, not too thick pesto results. No knead breads exist. For minimal ingredient desserts, wholefoodsimply.

  • I’m surprised you didn’t mention scrambled eggs. As simple as they are to make, apparently a lot of college students (according to my college student) don’t have the slightest clue as to how simple they are to make. That, and grilled cheese. Great list for sure though.

  • Now, I slowly lose my appetite to eat ‘outside’ since my cheap home-made cooking is better and more experimental than those boring restaurant menus

  • Oatmeal from rolled/quick/steal-cut oats. Great to buy in bulk and you have breakfast for DAYZ. Style it however with nut butters or fruit and spices or gave it soak overnight in your favorite plant or animal milk and take it out go. I even pop it for dessert with some cocoa and cinnamon topped with honey.

  • I really appreciate the quality of the information you share. I know your channel might be geared towards women, but I think this information is great for anyone. I’m a guy, but I’ve learned alot watching your videos. It’s useful information that some of us who didn’t grow up with solid financial information can really count on.

    PS. I have the biggest crush on you:)

    A friend from Chicago.

  • Nice, i’ll try these the next time i want to throw up or suggest this video to people i hate to make them give up cooking after their first attempt with this. My favorites are the soggy pizza and the sticky, disgusting goop with pasta. If i might suggest another, even easier and tastier recipe than these: trash right out of the garbage bin.

  • SO MANY POLISH DISHES but especially:
    pierogi: its literally just water, flower, salt, pepper, potatoes and quark. yeah, you’ll need some time to make it, but you can do a giant batch and freeze it for the future. and if you don’t want to to be w/ quark and potatoes, you can switch that to literally anything, meat, fruit, whatever.
    sour rye soup: its the “throw everything left in your fridge” soup. it has potatoes, sausages and eggs in it and it’s absolutely delicious.
    potato pancakes (are you seeing a theme here, yeah, its potatoes): it’s basically just ground potatoes, some flower and literally like, one egg + seasoning. then you fry it.

  • My tip for roast veggies, after peeling boil root vegetables for 5-10 mins and roll in olive oil and herbs before roasting for super crunchy delicious roast vegetables

  • I Can’t do the garlic Veggies, I’m allergic to garlic. Which is annoying as garlic seems to be in a lot of recipes I want to try, so I have to either just leave it out or substitute it. Great video though.

  • 1.) If I have a spice I don’t know how to use, I challenge myself to use it by looking it up on supercook.com. I see if I can make a tea out of the spice. Lots of spices can make surprisingly good teas. 2.) Also, you can make pumpkin pie out of decorative Halloween pumpkins. Super cheap and dual purpose! 3.) Make dried beans in a slow cookerthis is the only way I can get it done right. Then freeze some in silicone baking cups and chuck the frozen cups in a plastic bag in the freezer. Insanely cheap and fast! 4.) Buy snacks in bulk and leave them in the car for unexpected trips, also water bottles. This will save you a few bucks at gas station stops and maybe a meal here or there that would be eaten on the go.

  • Thx for the recipes, my parent are gonna be out this weekend and ima be alone so I have to find something to cook and you just help me so much, never thought of doing a pizza like that too, definitely try it, thx again

  • I love this list! Also, a taco!! There are a million ways to make yummy, delicious tacos with cheap meat, a veggie and cheese. Super fast, super inexpensive!

  • You should partner with different people that have different diets. I’m a vegetarian, but I try to keep most of my dishes vegan. Shopping vegan/organic is a very controversial when it comes to price and budget.

  • Yeah, only 3 of these are things I would even consider eating very much. This is okay for neurotypical people but for anyone with different dietary needs or a supertaster. Well I’m feeling a bit ill after some of the foods described. Yeah, hard pass.

  • Roasted veggies yum! This recipe from the “Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites” (instructions paraphrased) is out of this world:

    4 teaspoons olive oil
    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    6 large garlic cloves, minced
    3 Tablespoons minced fresh rosemary (or 2 3 tsp dried and ground)
    1 Tbs minced fresh oregano (or 2 tsp dried)
    1 tsp salt
    Pepper

    Preheat oven to 425. Whisk all the dressing ingredients in a large bowl. Cut a combo of veggies of various colors into 1″ chunks or slices; cut onions into wedges. Parboil any potatoes, carrots, turnips for 2 minutes. In the bowl, toss all the veggies with the dressing and place in a single layer in a baking tray (or two). Bake for 35 40 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes, until veggies are tender.

  • My biggest problem is that I am 66 and living alone for the first time in my life. I dislike cooking for just myself but I hate eating alone all the time. So I go out to eat way too much. Which isn’t good for my wallet or my waist.

  • For those of you who might want to know more about quiche, I make them at my work almost everyday and they are very simple. One recipe we use is
    3 eggs
    2 cups milk
    add cheese or ham, bake for 30 or so minutes.
    the second recipe is
    3 eggs,
    2 cups cottage cheese
    2 cups any shredded cheese
    the second one is my personal favorite.

  • I’ve already worked hard on cheap healthy cooking and little waste and this is immensely helpful! I’ve made loads of quiches and quick breads, never thought to freeze them in! And didn’t know the roux yet