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When you’re cooking at home, it can be easy to get into a rut. You make the same dishes again and again, without ever trying something new. But that’s totally okay and nobody should feel bad about it.

If you’re looking for ways to spice your diet up, consider the benefits of adding healthy fruits and veggies to your arsenal of ingredients.

In this article, you’ll find some healthy cooking tips that will inspire you to cook differently and explore your culinary interests in general.

Why You Should Eat Healthy Food

One of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to enjoy scratch made meals– like the ones we offer here at About The Table. Not only are homemade, made from scratch meals healthier, but they usually taste better too! Eating healthy poses a lot of benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

Other benefits are keeping your teeth, skin, and eyes healthy, supporting muscles, boosting immunity, strengthening bones, and supporting healthy pregnancies and breastfeeding.

A healthy, balanced diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables, and the right kinds of fats can completely change your lifestyle– giving you more energy, curing ailments and issues, and even making you happier! 

Healthy Cooking Tips

The thing about cooking your own meals (or having fresh-cooked meals prepared for you)  is that you can enjoy total control of what kinds of foods are going into your body. 

When you work with us, you can rest assured only the best ingredients will be used. If you’re cooking for yourself, here’s some pro tips:

  1. Start with whole, unprocessed foods. When you cook from scratch, you get to control the ingredients and avoid processed foods and additives. This means eating more fruits, vegetables, lean protein sources, and unsalted nuts and seeds is easier!
  2. Avoid unnecessary calories by using spices and seasonings that include fresh herbs, and cooking with healthy oils, and alternatives to butter. Also, consider low calorie vegetables like broccoli, cucumber, and onion, and try using half of the fat and sugar recipes call for.
  3. Don’t fry or sauté if you don’t have to. Instead, try steaming, baking, grilling, or braising! These methods of cooking still give you the great flavor you want in your dish, but without the need for extra, often unhealthy additions.
  4. Avoid excessive sugar and salt. These chemicals can be harmful when consumed in large quantities, which is why it’s important to use them sparingly.

There’s no right or wrong way to make fresh, healthy, flavorful dishes, but we hope that this list of healthy cooking tips has helped you learn a few new tricks to make your meals tastier and better for you. 

Of course, no one’s perfect- nor do we all have the time to cook every meal, every day. When you’re craving something different, and don’t want to sacrifice bold flavor or a strict diet, the expert team at About the Table is here to be your secret weapon.

Contact us to learn about our weekly menu options, see a sample menu, or even craft your own tasty program to supplement your hard work in the kitchen!

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