Do You Know How To Get The Most Out Of Your Food?

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When it comes to your family’s health, there are few things better than making sure that you all get a home-cooked meal every single day. After all, if you’re having take-out or frozen meals, you have no real idea of what goes into them. However, making something yourself means that you have total control over what it is that your family is actually eating. Of course, does this mean that you and your family are actually getting the most out of the food that you’re eating? After all, there are a lot more things that go into the food that you eat than just the ingredients that you use. That might sound strange, but here are some of the things that you can do to make sure that the food that you’re serving to your family is as healthy as possible.

Use the right equipment

The right utensils when you’re cooking can make a huge difference to the quality of your food. The first and most obvious thing is to make sure that anything that you’re using to prepare your food is clean. Keep your knives and chopping boards as clean as possible. Your chopping boards especially need extra attention since they often end up trapping a lot of bacteria in the grooves created by your knives, especially when you’re preparing meat. Not only that but pots and pans of differing materials can have a serious impact on your food. Certain pans can transfer flavors and react to certain foods in some pretty alarming ways. Things like the Cuisinart Multiclad Pro are pretty much guaranteed to not react at all with your food. That way you can be sure that they are as pure on the plate as they were before they entered the pan.  

Find the freshest ingredients

Not only should you be aware of what ingredients you’re putting in your food, but you should also be aware of how fresh those ingredients are. If you have a choice between fresh ingredients and ones that have been dried, tinned, or preserved in any way, then you should always go for the fresh. Not only are they going to taste better but many of the methods of preserving ingredients leaves them without many of the important nutrients that they would otherwise have and often add in chemicals that you simply don’t need.

Cook them in the best possible way

Of course, it’s not just what you’re cooking; it’s how you’re cooking it. The way in which you cook your food can have an enormous impact on both how it tastes and how healthy it is. Frying your food might bring out a lot of the flavors, but it is one of the least healthy ways of cooking something. Roasting or grilling are fantastic alternatives that keep plenty of the flavor intact without using nearly so much oil. If you’re worried about under or overcooking your food then poaching is a fantastic idea. And the seasoning that you can add to the water when poaching something can leave it tasting absolutely sensational!

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