You need cooking skills.
Here’s a fun game you can play. And by fun, I mean really quite depressing.
Find a Millennial, and take away their iPhone or Smartphone (don’t worry, it’s only temporary). Now that they can’t Google the answer, ask them: “What is ‘home economics’?” Often, they don’t know.
In case you don’t know the meaning of “home economics”: It’s a subject they used to teach at school where you learn to manage a household. And while that means you learn to parcel up your garbage and wipe down a countertop, it’s a course mostly about learning to cook.
Yes, that was a real thing. But it’s not anymore.
I personally remember home economics with Ms. Gaines at Colonial High. Good times.
Unfortunately, we are now at least two generations removed from people who grew up in a house where people cooked regularly, and where people were taught to cook at school.
These skills are passed on and socially reinforced. In other words, if you’re just ordinary at cooking, chances are your kids will be even worse. (Sorry boys. Momma used to cook big meals in high school but sports and life took over when we were raising you.)
Recently, there has been some good evidence to show that teaching people to cook can improve ALL of the following:
- Attitude toward food and cooking
- Fruit and vegetable intake
- Food purchasing habits
- Social interaction at home
In the end, it takes some experience and skill to chop up a bunch of foodstuffs and put them together without it tasting awful. Especially if you’re trying to eat on a budget.
Without that skill, the idea that “eating healthy is easy” feels extra absurd.
Meals don’t need to be elaborate to taste delicious. And while cooking skills don’t develop overnight, putting tasty food on a plate is by no means rocket science.
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You know you need a good balance of proteins, carbs, fats. But how do you turn that knowledge into healthy meals that taste delicious? Just mix and match these ingredients, flavor profiles, and cooking methods to create the perfect meal every time. Seriously, this guide could change your life.
At ProCoach powered by PN, it’s our mission to help clients develop healthy eating habits for life.
- Eating fresh, minimally-processed food as often as possible.
- Including a balance of protein, veggies, smart carbs, healthy fats.
- Adjusting portions to meet health and body composition goals.
That all sounds great. But the trick is to do it all in a way that’s super-easy and tastes awesome.
And now it’s your turn.
Behold the PN Perfect Meal cheat sheet.
Using the simple instructions in this infographic, you’ll be able to mix and match ingredients and flavor profiles to come up with literally thousands of easy, delicious, health-supporting meals.
Warning: This guide could change your life.
Keep it in your kitchen or bring it along on your next grocery shopping trip. And be sure to share it with your friends.
Stay tuned and learn more healthy-eating strategies.