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Health benefits of Cooking at home

May 31, 2018
Hearty Health - Health benefits of Cooking at home

We know. Cooking at home can feel like a chore, especially when you’ve spent the day at work, or looking after the kids, or even running your errands. But cooking at home can have some excellent health benefits that you may miss out on when ordering in.

Plus, you might discover a hidden cooking talent you never gave yourself the opportunity to nurture! 

Portion control, quality and nutrition assurance and even preparation and hygiene are just some of the benefits we love about home-cooking. You’re also more likely to make healthier options for breakfast, lunch and dinner when you cook versus ordering take away. 

One of our favourite benefits is the variety of healthier alternatives you can substitute into your meals so they taste just as delicious. Like our do-it-yourself (DIY) pizza!

DIY Pizza

At Hearty Health, we think assembling a healthy pizza is a quick and easy way to teach yourself the basics of cooking – plus, it’s a great project for your kids as well. It’s a perfect dinner after a long day and tastes delicious as well.

Not only can you be creative with the toppings, but you can add a variety of fresh vegetables, which is a great way for you to learn how different tastes and textures work together.

Ingredients:

  • Pita bread or gluten free pizza base
  • Tomato sauce or pizza sauce
  • Grated cheese
  • Ham, salami and/or tofu
  • Pineapple pieces
  • Mushroom
  • Tuna
  • Baby spinach

At Hearty Health, making pizza is a true joy that we hope you can share with your family as a fun theme night.

Studies have shown home cooking can improve your emotional and social health. It can help you feel empowered and improve your self-esteem, act as a stress reliever by taking out time from your busy schedule and wholesome meals can add joy to your life – after all, when your body feels healthier, so do you!

As a bonus, there’s also the simple pleasure of sharing a home-cooked meal with your family and friends. 

If you’re feeling a bit lost, let us take some of the pressure off for you – to find out more about Hearty Health, contact us here.

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