Cooking at Home Can Positively Impact Your Weight & Health

by Paula | June 21, 2013 1:49 am

Finding the time to cook healthy foods can be challenging too many in our busy society. But cooking doesn’t have to be time consuming, intimidating, or expensive. Have some of these basic healthy staples in your pantry and you can whip together an energizing meal that is low in salt and high in nutrition.

My top choices are:

1. Boxed chopped tomatoes- (boxed is often better than canned variety. If you choose canned, look for PBA free, organic choices).

2. Whole wheat or wheat blended pasta

3. Beans (PBA free is using canned, rinse well and soak throwing out soaking water if you use dried)

4. Frozen mixed vegetables (especially broccoli, edamame, cubed carrots)

5. Egg substitute/egg whites or whole eggs

6. Boneless, skinless chicken breast

7. Old-fashioned oatmeal (breakfast or breading for chicken strips and fish)

8. Frozen fruit (can flash freeze your own at this time of year)

9. Brown rice

10. Quinoa, faro

11. Frozen shrimp

12. Low-fat, low-salt chicken stock (I use large carton, organic brands)

Some easy, go-to recipes to try are:

 

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