In this age of crisis due to the corona virus, many people are now at home under curfew to stop the spread of this pandemic so the family is at home and good home cook meals is a chore that the family can play are part in. This is only fun but also is great for family bonding.
Another advantage of home cooked meals is it can be healthier and tastier than take out food, the cook can also add his or her favorite veggies and spices instead of simply accepting what is prepared or given to you.
Advantages Of Cooking At Home
A good advantage when cooking at home is the money that can be saved. A home cooked meal can cost less than dinning at a restaurant example, the ingredients for a home cooked meals cost $15.75 (meals for 3 persons) while the restaurant meal cost $29.25 (meals for 3 persons).
Another advantage of fact when the family sits down to dine over a good home cooked meal is that communication and sharing ideas is strong bond building for any family.
The family will usually enjoy or fuljoy the meal knowing the played a role in the preparation of the dish.
Cooking at home can be very healthy when you can incoperate more vegetable into the meals, a delicious salad as an appetizer or a side is a healthier choice. Fresh juicy fruits are great for snacks and can be used instead of sugary and fatty treats.
Fresh fruit juices are full of nutritional properties is the best choice for the family instead of sodas and artificially flavored drinks.
When we plan ahead things can be done more smoothly and quickly such as preparing a wonderful home cooked meal. Using a slow cooker is a convenient way to have a hot meal at the end of the work day without any work, may be an only a quick clean up of the cooking utensil. So select your foods and prepare them, set the timer on you are on your way no worries.
Another way that you can decrease your cooking time is to cook enough for freezing so that you can simply reheat if you do not want to be bothered with cooking on any particular day.
Vegan Home Cooked Meals
At this time when so many of us are home due to this corona virus crisis and many delicious home cooked meals and recipes are been created from the items or ingredients that we find in our refrigerator and pantry. Some of us actually feel as if we are competing in a “chopped” competition.
Delicious, refreshing and nutritious salads can be made in a jiffy. Want some extra crunch factor? Add some dry fruits along with nuts or seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower ,walnuts, cashews whatever is your favorite . Sweet juicy grapes, blueberries or strawberries add them to your salads as well, they are very tasty and nutritious too.
When you want some meaty texture in your meals and there is no vegan meat substitute in the pantry such as tvp (textured vegetable protein)soy curls, vege steaks, vegan meat balls etc. Use what ever you have such as mushrooms fresh or dried, heart of palm, artichokes, bamboo shoots, jack fruit.
If there is gluten flour or non- gluten flour make your own sausage or roast. Flax seeds, nutritional yeast, olive oil, coconut oil, flours and grains, beans and peas, sea salt, your favorite spices, ginger are all necessities to have in your pantry as a vegan.
Healthy Foods For Healthy Bodies
Today, healthy eating is the way to go, especially in today s world with so much diverse diseases and ailments. Eating fresh and healthy fruits and veges strengthen the body to fight and ward off these radicals and build strong immunity. Eating natural and healthy foods was our guide line to follow since from creation, made specially to nurture, strengthen and heal our bodies. If you are on this path and a vegan learn to balance your diet and make great food selection. If you are not try it out,it may not be easy at first but very rewarding for your entire body make that great change for yourself today!