March 21, 2018

Get healthier by cooking at home

Get Healther by Cooking More at Home

Linda Shiue, MD, shares some easy first steps




Set up Your Kitchen

With a few basic tools, you'll be able to cook virtually anything:

  • Stove or induction cooktop
  • skillet
  • stockpot
  • wooden spoon
  • spatula
  • whisk
  • food processor
  • good, sharp knife
  • cutting board
  • Stocking Your Pantry and Freezer

    Having these foods on hand can save you time:

    • frozen fruits and vegetables for smoothies (buy them bagged or cut and freeze your own)
    • frozen peas or edamame
    • no-salt-added broth
    • brown rice, quinoa, other whole grains
    • beans (dried or canned without added salt)
    • Meal plan for the week ahead

      Set yourself up for success:

      • Cook and plan several days' worth of food at a time.
      • Package your meals in containers that make it easy to grab and go.