Janice Stanger, PhD

Janice Stanger, PhD

Posted May 31, 2010

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Twelve Ways to Make Cooking Fun and Easy

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Whip Up Health and Weight Loss Success in Minutes

Imagine if someone actually paid you to be healthy. Sent you a handful of dollar Thumbnail image for cooking dog small.jpgbills every morning to have fun. That's what cooking your own food is like.

Compared to eating out, cooking whole foods at home saves so much money that you can bank the difference. And even if you dread the task of preparing food now, a few simple insights and strategies can make the kitchen a favorite room.

In this era of manufactured, salt-drenched offerings in restaurants and supermarkets, cooking is a survival skill. If you flinch from preparing food, your health and weight will suffer.

Cooking is a major survival skill in the modern world. So you may as well learn to enjoy it. Here are twelve tips to get started on preparing your own home-cooked meals using whole plant foods.

1. The most important strategy is to be satisfied with simple foods. You don't need an elaborate, multi-course meal. This time-consuming approach is fine for special occasions, such as birthdays or Mothers Day. The rest of the year you can train your taste buds to be happy with a couple of foods per meal. In fact, one-pot meals (such as soups or stir-fries) are ideal. Sandwiches and wraps are filling, inexpensive, and easy-to0prepare meals and snacks as well.

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