Get Back To Cooking

Relying on restaurant prepared or processed foods out of a box often results in too much sodium and fat, too many calories and too little good nutrition. Preparing meals at home with whole ingredients gives you more control over what you’re eating. Try making food in bulk so it’s easy to have on hand.

Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Steam, bake, grill or broil rather than frying.
  • lean or extra lean meats and trim visible fat from meat before cooking.
  • Use low-fat or fat free milk instead of whole milk in recipes.
  • Choose whole grain pastas, rice and breads vs. the more refined, lower fiber white.
  • Incorporate fresh or dried herbs for flavor rather than salt.
  • Use nonstick pans and sprays rather than lots of butter and oils in preparation.
  • Get out the crock pot to prepare a one dish meal that is ready when you get home.

"When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste." - Laiko Bahrs