Many of my clients come to me asking for help with cooking. Some feel uncomfortable in the kitchen, others are unsure of what may constitute a balanced meal, and then there are those who just don’t like to cook but still want to eat healthy. If you can commiserate with those who dislike cooking, read on for some tips to hopefully make cooking more fun for you!
- Time – Please give yourself ample time so that you do not feel rushed. You will certainly enjoy cooking more if it is not a stressful experience.
- Planning – Create a grocery list for your week with the meals that you would like to prepare in mind. It can be frustrating to have the desire to cook pesto pasta but not to have the ingredients on hand.
- Love – Start by making something that you love to eat. Maybe it’s grandma’s lasagna recipe or Dad’s awesome BBQ chicken, if you are cooking something that you love to eat you will certainly feel your efforts in the kitchen are worthwhile.
- Environment – Make your cooking environment pleasant with music or cook along with a streaming chef.
- Tools – Be sure you have the correct tools for the job. Chopping veggies, be sure to have a sharp knife and decent cutting board on hand.
- Flexibility – Please let go of the idea of perfection. Cooking is an experiment and an art at the same time. Maybe you added too much lemon juice to that salad dressing, then again, maybe it tastes more delicious that way!
Happy and healthy cooking!
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