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Cooking Methods ? The Challenge of Eating Healthy

Eating healthy foods can prove to be a major challenge. Cooking healthy foods the right way can be an even bigger challenge. In fact, microwaves remove a majority of the health benefits of a large majority of foods. By not only eating the best foods, but preparing them properly too, you can aid your immune system greatly . For example, any fried foods are not going to help your body. Instead of throwing that fish in the deep fryer, you can just as easily place it in the toaster oven and achieve the same amazing taste . Here are some other healthy preparation methods:

1) Stir-Fry: The method of stir-frying foods has existed for years. It originated in Asia, and usually consists of many different meats and vegetables.In addition , stir-frying foods is very quick and easy. You can find an inexpensive stir-fryer at your local marketplace, or online.

2) Steaming: Steaming is the absolute best way to prepare foods such as vegetables and fish. Compared to boiling the foods, steaming does not cause the essential vitamins and minerals to leach out of the foods.

3) Grilling: Grilling is a good way to cook various meats and poultry. The most obvious reason: it allows a simple path for the fats to fall away. You are cooking the food naturally, and it is very easy . Practically everyone has heard of a George Foreman Grill, these are the most easy to access grills. A George Foreman Grill will literally just sit in your kitchen waiting to be used.

In conclusion, preparing foods in a way that keeps the healthy elements and does not add fats will help the body in the long run. The next path is to start incorporating these methods into your meals. If you are a real overachiever, you can even start reading up on healthier foods and incorporating those into your diet.

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Thrifty Retirement – Cooking at Home

I am just dumbfounded every time I read the statistics on how many meals people eat away from home these days. OK, if they are working, few have the option to come home for lunch. (They could, however, brown-bag lunch from home.) But we’re retired, we don’t have a job anymore, and we have the option to eat 21 meals at home each week. If you’re eating out five or six times a week, cooking at home is something you should consider for saving money.

I know all the excuses: our neighborhood café has prices so reasonable it’s cheaper than eating at home, it’s hard to cook for just two people, we enjoy meeting our friends for a meal and it’s part of our social life, and so on. Let’s address these one by one.

Cooking at home is a proven money-saver, and it can be a pound-saver, as well. Fresh, nutritious ingredients taste better and you can control what you put in the recipe. Concentrate on recipes that feature basic, healthy ingredients that are easy to put together. If you choose recipes that freeze well, you can divide the batch into meal-sized portions, freeze, and you have a low-calorie, low-cost, nutritious lunch or dinner that can be ready in five minutes. Of course, you can go the other direction, too, and become a gourmet cook. If you truly enjoy gourmet foods, learning how to prepare them at home can save a bundle over paying restaurant prices. 

If you want to save money on eating, use your extra time in retirement to scan cookbooks for new recipes, learn to prepare low-calorie, nutritious dishes, and cook at home.

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Linda Manley, a retired university research director, writes website articles on topics that interest her, such as retiring in warm places, staying fit and healthy, and saving money while doing both. You can find more of her articles at http://www.GreatRetirementPlaces.com