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All about Healthy Cooking

Aug 5, 2008
Healthy cooking doesn't mean that you have to pay outrageous amounts of money for a gourmet chef or those overly-priced cooking utensils, or even those expensive cookbooks. Healthy cooking also doesn't mean that you have to cut out all of the foods that you love to eat.

Essentially, many foods are very healthy. What makes them unhealthy is how people prepare and cook them. Healthy cooking means that you are able to eat all of the food that you like to eat without having to feel like you are ruining your dieting plan or your health.

Healthy cooking can be done very easily at home. You don't even need to waste time finding a recipe! Here are some tips that can help you turn your meals into healthy, wholesome food or everyone.

Techniques for Healthy Cooking

Despite what you may think, cooking methods aren't created equal. A food can be filled with all of the essential vitamins and nutrients before it is cooked, but after it is cooked the wrong way, all of the nutrients disappear. The question stands, how can you cook delicious food while keeping all of the essential vitamins and nutrients in the food?

There are many ways that you can cook your favorite foods in a healthy manner. These methods will allow you to keep all of the natural nutrients and flavors of the food without adding salt or unnecessary fats.

One way to cook food in a healthy way is Asian stir-fry. With stir-fry, small pieces of food are cooked in a large wok or a non-stick frying pan. If you use a wok, you might need to use a little bit of cooking spray because you will be constantly tossing the food, so you want to make sure that it is not sticking to the pan and causing you any sort of hassle. This works perfectly, especially if you are cooking a meal that includes noodles, rice, vegetables, and small pieces of meat.

Many times when people cook vegetables, especially Americans, they lose the nutrients that they have because salt and butter is added. When a vegetable is cooked the right way, there is hardly any need to cover up the taste with salt and fat.

Another great way to cook healthily is to use a roasting pan when cooking meat. When you use a roasting pan, all of the fat is able to drip off of the food while cooking. This way, your meat isn't soaking in all of its fats and juices while you cook it. If you want to find a way to keep your meat tasty and full of flavor, baste it with wine or lemon juice instead of using its own drippings.

If you use these tips in the kitchen, you are sure to be on your way to a healthy cooking lifestyle that you will enjoy.
About the Author
Ashley King loves to experiment with all kinds of cooking. For more great cooking articles, check out Cookbooks and Cooking.
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