It’s 5:30 pm and you’re leaving the office. Your microwaveable meal at lunch left you more than a little hungry. As you drive home you run through dinner options. Chinese, pizza or takeout from the local Italian restaurant — what’s the selection for the night?
We’ve all been in a similar position. If you don’t feel comfortable in the kitchen, you might resort to eating out or frozen meals most days. The bad news is that most of us don’t make very healthy choices when we order off the delivery menu or pull a boxed meal from the freezer.
Cooking intimidates some people. Cooking healthy meals for yourself doesn’t have to be hard. Learning how to cook will do a world of difference for your eating habits.
Here are a few reasons why you should take the plunge and learn how to cook:
save money by eating out less
fill up on fresh ingredients
improve your diet
control your portions
cook for others to entertain
reduce your intake of junk food
But I’m too busy to learn how to cook!
There are plenty of resources around you. Does a friend serve up delicious dinners for you? Do you have a relative nearby who impresses you with home cooked family meals? Ask these chefs to be your personal cooking coach. Most people love to show others around the kitchen. Spend an evening together cooking and enjoying your creation.
There are blogs for every type of food online. You can download free apps that explain the basics of cooking. Search for tips and guides that fit your taste and skill level. As you’re learning how to cook, don’t overdo it. Start with one technique or food at a time.
What’s your first step toward learning how to cook? Let us know what your favorite healthy homemade meal is. Stay up to date with TITLE Boxing Club on Facebook for more healthy living tips and stories.