Cooking & Food Preparation Tips & Tricks

Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some food preparation tips, tricks, and techniques to help you out in the kitchen. These will help you prepare healthy meals with fresh ingredients.

I’ll be adding to the list, so check back!

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Cooking Tips

Here are some tips to help you make healthy, nutrient-dense meals.

Replace oils with nut and seed butters

nuts, seeds, oils, with magnesiumMany people are deficient in important minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium because they aren’t getting enough of these minerals in the foods they eat.  Food processing tends to remove fiber and important vitamins and minerals.  While some oils do provide healthy fats, the extraction and refining process eliminates fiber, protein, and important minerals. Find out how you can use nut and seed butters instead of oils . . . Go to Article

How to add more iron to your diet

food sources of ironAre you trying to add more iron to your diet? Studies show that many teens and women don’t consume enough iron-containing foods, and this is an important contributor to iron deficiency.  Knowing which foods contain iron and the best ways to absorb the iron can make a big difference to your iron intake. This article shows you how much iron you need, how to figure out iron content based on food labels, foods that enhance iron absorption,  and how to design meals and snacks to maximize iron absorption.  Go to Article

How to optimize protein intake for health

how much proteinAlthough most people are eating enough protein, many could choose better protein sources and optimize how they distribute their protein intake throughout the day. For example, the average person eats too much protein for supper, and too little in the morning. Almost everyone can benefit from including some protein at most meals and snacks to help control blood glucose levels and feel full longer. Find out about your protein needs and the best way to distribute protein throughout the day.  Go to article



Reviewed and updated June 16,  2015




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