Food and Nutrition

Top 10 Kitchen Supplies for Healthy Cooking

| by Mitzi Dulan

Food prepared at restaurants may taste good, but without any control of what goes in your dinner you could face disaster. Restaurants can hide fats and salt in almost everything. To prevent this, prepare foods at home. This is a great way to ensure that you’re eating healthy, whole foods. If you’re new to the world of cooking, first you need to stock your kitchen with some basic supplies.

• Blender
• George Foreman grill
• Cutting board
• Measuring cups
• High-quality knives
• Non-stick skillet
• High-quality cookware set with lids
• Mixing bowls
• Rubber spatulas
• Non-stick bakeware

Here is a great starter recipe to try:

Vegetable Scramble:
2 whole cage-free eggs + 6 cage-free egg whites
½ cup organic 1% milk
1 ¼ cups vegetables of your choice (baby spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, etc.)
Salt and Pepper

-Beat together the whole eggs, egg whites, and milk and cook in a nonstick skillet on medium heat.
-Sauté the vegetables separately and add them to the egg mixture slightly before the eggs are completely cooked. Salt and pepper to taste.
*To sauté, heat a small amount of oil (almond or coconut oil). Cut vegetables into small pieces and move them quickly around in the heated pan until brown and soft.

Before you know it, you will be cooking like a pro and enjoying the benefits of eating healthy, homemade foods!

Research Assistance by Kaylee O’Connell

Photo by Frankie Roberto via Flickr