Home cooking for health isn’t a new idea, but it seems to be an often-overlooked idea. I was thrilled to come across this great infographic from YES! Magazine’s managing editor Doug Pibel. After all, home cooking for health might actually be the most important factor to determining your quality of nutrition. At home you can choose to use healthy oils, to limit the fats to good fats, to use quality ingredients and to make nutrient-dense foods rather than nutrient poor foods.
I recognize cooking at home is a time commitment – it takes energy and time and there’s clean-up involved. It’s also a great family activity (or can be), a way to teach your kiddos about food, where food comes from, nutrition and cooking and a way to connect with your family without the TV or computer being involved. In this way home cooking for health is healthy for your body but also for your soul and family.
Here’s a link to the original article and original posting of the infographic from one of my favorite publications: YES! Magazine.