When is is perfectly possible to eat without ever entering a kitchen, why this focus on cooking?
1) MORE NOURISHMENT
Cooking allows you to pack more nutrition onto your plate. People who cook are known to eat more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, and more fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Cooking allows you to choose the quality of ingredients and the variety of foods, giving you more control over what ends up in your body. Overall, cooking means consuming more of the foods that give you the nutrition to thrive and less of the foods that drag you down.
2) INCREASED CONFIDENCE + SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT
When you cook, you participate in an act of self care. You feel proud of yourself for taking actionable steps to support your health.
3) CREATIVE OUTLET + A FULL SENSORY EXPERIENCE
Tasting, smelling, and feeling your way through a recipe brings you right into the present moment, creating an opportunity for playful, mindful, exploration. Remember how magical cooking seemed as a child? Yes, it can still be that fun. Get in the kitchen, turn on some tunes, and let yourself create!
4) CONNECTION TO CULTURAL ROOTS
Food traditions are rich cultural lineages that we honor and keep alive when we cook. A meal can connect us to the places and people from which it originated, ground us in family heritage, and celebrate the diversity of human experience. Learn the traditional dishes from your culture and that time portal stays open.
It is no secret that you’ll save money by cooking at home instead of eating out. Now the fun part is deciding what do to do with your savings!