5 TIPS FOR BUILDING A HEALTHY KITCHEN BY KAILA
1. PILE ON THE PRODUCE
Having fresh fruits and vegetables in your house at all times makes you more likely to reach for those foods as snack and meal ingredients daily! Even if you don’t buy fresh, frozen veggies and canned options (no salt or sugar added) can be convenient and just as nutritious. Try and prep fruits and vegetables on the weekends for easy grab-n-g0 snacks and cooking ingredients all week long.
2. ORGANIZE THE PANTRY
A neat and orderly pantry/fridge, where you can find everything easily and see exactly what you have, sets you up to cook healthy options. Put healthy ingredients front and center and at eye level so you are more likely to choose those foods to prepare. People act on visual cues…you have to SEE what you have in your pantry in order to use it! Better yet, keep unhealthy foods out of your cabinet all together (or for the most part). If you don’t buy junk, you can’t cook with junk!
3. STOCK UP ON SPICES
Skip the pre-made dressings, marinades, and sauces! Stock your kitchen with fresh herbs and dried spices to flavor your food naturally and healthily. Spices and herbs have negligible calories, are full of vitamins and minerals, and add tons of taste to food that may otherwise taste bland on it’s own. Plus, herbs and spices are only made of exactly what they are from the earth! No ‘franken’ ingredients or weird additives in sight. Less salt and butter is needed when you have fresh, flavorful spices on hand!
4. APPRECIATE YOUR APPLIANCES
Don’t hide your fancy kitchen equipment under the counters or in closets! Keep your juicer, crockpot, and other cooking gadgets where they can be seen and used frequently. You’ll actually MAKE that juice or slow-cooked chicken and veggie meal if you don’t have to dig thru cabinets to get out your appliances.
5. COOK WITH CLEAN WATER
Did you know that the tap water you’re probably cooking with is not as clean or safe to use as you’d think? That’s why I always use filtered water with the PUR® Advanced Faucet attachment on my sink nozzle. Try it