When convenience foods were invented, busy people everywhere rejoiced. Complicated and time-consuming recipes became a thing of the past. Meals that magically appeared from packages saved families and single people enormous amounts of time. Life would never be the same!
But not so fast. Although processed, convenience foods had some benefits, we’ve since discovered they aren’t so good for our health – and not so impressive in flavor either. Consuming increasingly more sugar and salt, most of which comes from processed foods, people have become heavier and unhealthier.
It’s time to reconsider our approach to cooking. Because we shouldn’t have to sacrifice our well-being or the joys of good, wholesome food just to save a little bit of time.
Cooking a meal from scratch doesn’t have to be complex or time-consuming. Here are three guidelines to help you take control of your diet and enjoy the process of actually cooking again.
How do you know if your ingredients are wholesome? Simple, they’re literally whole. You won’t see a list of ingredients, because you’re holding the only ingredient. For example, broccoli. It’s just that – broccoli.
Prioritize whole grains, herbs, spices, fresh meats, poultry and fish. Try cooking with more fruits and vegetables, organic chicken breast or eggs – these ingredients are healthy options that come as they are.
When preparing your menu, make the wholesome ingredients the stars of your dishes. With this approach, even the simplest meals will be delicious.
As much as possible, have your staple ingredients readily available and your recipes planned in advance. You’ll save plenty of time.
Start with raw and basic ingredients, keeping them stocked in your cabinets. Then cook large amounts that can be reheated throughout the week. When you freeze your own meals, you’ll have dishes that are stunning and tasty – far better than those processed meals you’ve been buying to save time.
In order to succeed at cooking a good meal, many people fear they need complicated seasonings and spices in their pantry. And knowing how they all work together? It can seem daunting. But don’t be nervous about getting back into the kitchen. We’ve done that thinking for you.
Ataro Foods’ rubs and spices are a combination of natural ingredients that go together perfectly to complement your wholesome ingredients. Create delicious meals for yourself and your family with little or no effort.
So don’t sacrifice your health for convenience. Keep it simple, go natural and go wholesome. Give it a try today!
Have you created a simple, delicious recipe using wholesome ingredients and Ataro rubs and spices? Share with us in the comments!