Module 1: Mindful Cooking 101

Think of cooking as a form of meditation to clear your thoughts and focus on what’s truly important—your health.

Cooking is a very rewarding mind-body experience and is a great way to practice mindfulness. There is something very powerful in knowing that you are fueling yourself with something homemade, delicious, and full of energy.

Studies show that when rates of cooking go down, obesity goes up. The less time you spend cooking, the more time you spend eating. Cooking and the smell that goes with cooking is very satisfying. Did you know that our sense of smell is our most powerful scent of all? It is directly tied to our feelings and emotions and has a way of making us feel satisfied and happy. Think about the first time you smell those holiday favorites. It can instantly flood us with memories and take us back to those special moments.

Cooking Basics To Follow

When it comes to cooking, aim to use the best quality ingredients and foods closest to the source. These foods will be the healthiest and most flavorful. Plus, you really can’t mess up your dish when you use the best ingredients.

The rule of thumb when making a healthy and delicious meal is to shoot for a combination of macronutrients. Macronutrients are your carbs, proteins, and fats. Simply, use the Food Target to choose a food from each section to build a meal that is healthy and balanced.
Pick The Right Cooking Oils
Pick The Right Cooking Oils
Healthy Food Substitution Cheat Sheet

The Secret To Cutting Onions & Not Crying

(Find onion goggles at any kitchen store like Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams Sonoma, etc)