Monday, January 28, 2013

Our Get Healthy Challenge: Week 16

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Welcome to Week 16 of Our Get Healthy Challenge! If you're just joining us, here is what you missed so far - so you can get all caught up. This series is running for the next six months with pro nutritionists, The GetReal Gurls. They are helping us make small changes every week that build upon each weekly task. Our challenge this week?

Cooking up Some Health! Get out your apron ladies, because this week’s challenge calls for you to get in the kitchen.

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Let’s face it, cooking from scratch, while seeming majorly tedious, is one of the best (if not THE best) ways to eat healthy. When you cook from scratch you are in control of all the ingredients that go into your dish, natch. 

I know what you’re thinking, “I don’t have two hours to spend in the kitchen every night!” The good news is that with a little creativity and planning (See week 13 challenge), it doesn’t have to be as time consuming as you think. 

Case in point, my fave go-to dinner: whole grain rye bread toasted with tomato, cheese and avocado. Sure beats a frozen entree! And don’t forget about your trusty crockpot – this kitchen tool is a time-saviour. Or maybe you make a day of it, I like to call it “Batch cook Sundays” Cut up all your veg for the week, make a few dishes and even a dozen healthy muffins and you are stocked for the week. 

Make use of your freezer too! Make a large lasagna and freeze a couple portions to pull out for a healthy lunch in a months time to prevent leftover-itis (aka when you get sick of eating the same food 4 days in a row). 

Here’s your Do it! Post it! Challenge for the week:

Do it! Sometimes you just need a new recipe to get you excited about cooking again, so this week the challenge is to try TWO new recipes. 

Post it! Share your kitchen-approved recipes with us and any other cooking tips you may have. 

- A & M., 

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