Eating Healthy Starts at Home

Healty food.

As a RD who loves to teach clients and culinary student how to cook more healthfully, I relish the fact that the kitchen (be it gourmet and granite-topped, commercial and covered in stainless, or a simple 5′ x 5′ room containing a stove and sink) has the power to totally change one’s health and lifestyle. I love the fact that any one of us can taking a dish that was once laden with fat, calories, and other junk, and add or subtract oils, fruit, vegetables, spices, herbs, and other items to give it a “healthy face lift” of sorts.

To a nutrition nerd, these changes sometimes seem obvious, and consequently I’m floored by tales of fat-laden mashed potaotes and sugar-filled zucchni breads that commonly fill commerical kitchens (and sometime the home-kitchen too!). While I was hoping that these nutrition follies were unusual, it seems that some of the cooking mistakes commonly performed in my own kitchen (by a client or, ahem, myself!) happen across the nation.

For an always entertaining read, check out Jenna’s blog, Eat Right Around Chicago, to learn more about common cooking mistakes (and how to remedy those mistakes)!