Is Cooking Healthy Food at Home Difficult?

Is Cooking Healthy Food at Home Difficult?

It is not at all difficult to cook good food at home and eat healthy.

  • To start with making your kitchen a fun place to spend time and cook what you like.
  • Don’t wait until you are hungry. Cook when you have some time before you are hungry.
  • Put some nice music, have fun.

Just to tell you, I never cooked most of my life, started really cooking after I got married. The good thing was my husband knew cooking, so it was helpful, and I learned it quickly. At present, I cook different cuisines but prepare Indian meals daily, if not all three meals per day at least once for sure. I just love as I have so many different choices and every meal is different.

What is the benefit of eating a home-cooked meal?

There are many benefits to it. Eating homemade food. Saves money, it’s clean, you tend to eat healthy, eat together, and you know what you are putting in it. You can cook simple meals which are healthy and what you like to eat. One should not get intimidated cooking; it’s just knowing your spices and putting in the right amount which is different with a different person. As I like fewer spices you might like spicy, so once you make 2-3 times you know the amount you like. Eating healthy is your choice.
Minimum Spices you need in your kitchen to cook healthy food: 

There are many spices but for simple few are needed. Cumin, Mustard Seeds, Coriander, Turmeric, Red chili powder, Garam masala, Mango powder.

Cooking with Love:

I believe when the food is prepared with love and affection tastes better. I feel like it’s an art of blending color, flavor, Aroma.

Is it healthy? 

If you are vegetarian, vegan, eat gluten-free, Indian cuisine gives many choices. It is great delicious, nutritious, mainly plant-based, tangy, sweet, healthy and aromatic. It is greatly influenced by the region. It can be simple or can be complicated. But It is very balanced with proper amounts of carb, fat, fiber and proteins. Each meal of the day is different and delicious. Some food deep-fried which not so healthy but once in while nice to enjoy it. 

Good Sleep, Exercise and Balanced diet is key for healthy lifestyle

Good Sleep, Exercise and Balanced diet is key for healthy lifestyle

For most of my life, I never thought about what I put in my body. I loved eating various different snacks like oreos and drinking lots of sodas like fanta and sprite. Whenever I ate anything I didn’t pay any attention to the nutritional value, but rather to the way the food tasted. This was the main reason I fell in love with Italian food; the way cheese tasted in combination with both pizza dough and pasta made my taste buds water. I didn’t care about the high fat and high carb content in these foods, but instead, I just cared about enjoying the food I was eating. Don’t get me wrong – I think that it’s perfectly fine to eat food just for the taste. However, I don’t think that having a diet where all that you eat is simply just for the taste is going to lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Before I changed my diet, I was really out of shape. I play tennis, which is a sport that requires a great deal of stamina and power in order to be successful. 

When my diet consisted of mostly carbs, I wasn’t getting the protein necessary for me to build muscle and gain power nor was I able to play at a high level for hours at a time. The lack of stamina I had came as a surprise to me initially due to the fact that I always got a healthy amount of sleep and that I did a great deal of cardio work every day. However, I realized that in order to be healthy and get fit, you need to; get good sleep, have a good routine in terms of exercise, AND have a balanced diet. Although the sleep and exercise portion of this isn’t something that is easy to attain for many people, for the longest time I was unable to change my diet. When I realized this, I immediately set a goal for myself to have a healthy diet. I figured out what I needed to eat, how much I needed to eat, and how often I needed to eat. After only a short period of time, I was able to successfully change my diet but also fully comprehend the importance of health in life. I am vegetarian so it is harder for me to get protein than it would be if I ate meat. However, I’ve been able to find a various snack and meal items that have a high protein content which I have now incorporated into my diet.

Ultimately you don’t have to be playing a sport to eat healthily. Even if you don’t find yourself to be a very active person, a simple change in diet can affect the way you feel and the way you live your life.