Top 10 Cooking Tips & Tricks

These top ten cooking tips are suggested by the American Heart Association. It is time for us all to take charge of our own bodies and lives and be more responsible for what food we are consuming.

Cooking is fun! It is not a chore or something you should dread. Our grandmothers and great grandmothers managed to not only find the time to do laundry by hand, plant and grow their own food, raise their own livestock, sew, and teach they also put three wholesome meals a day on the table. Going to work at a job is a lot easier!

For those who say, 'I don't have the time to cook,' does it really take longer to get in the kitchen and prepare a quick meal than to sit in a fast food drive-through? Likely that 15-30 minutes it takes you to drive to the fast food place can easily become the same 15-30 minutes you spend in the kitchen preparing wholesome meals.

Spending time cooking and allowing the family to participate, teaching them these valuable skills will give you all the opportunity not only to have fun and laughter and share the day's events, but you will also be giving the gift of healthier bodies to all those you care about.

Here are the top 10 cooking tips:

1. When cooking veggies, cook them quickly in very little water or steam them. This way you will preserve the nutrients and the colors.

2. Make those salads extra delicious with home made salad dressings using herbs apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Eat tomatoes and onions on a regular basis.

3. TIME...use it wisely. There are many foods that if you are making anyways, make extra so that you can either have leftovers the next day or you can freeze individual portions for those days you want a night off from cooking.

Please visit the 'American Heart Association' website below for more.

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