Tips & Tricks

Smart Changes To Our Cooking That We All Need To Be Making Right Now

Let’s face it, we could all do with taking a closer look at what we are cooking and what we are eating. We need to be thinking about our health, and we need to be thinking about making more cost-efficient choices in the wake of all the news about the rising cost of living. We also need to think about how we can make choices that will be better for the planet as we see more and more evidence of how much more we need to be doing when it comes to climate change. Here are just a few of the changes we need to make in the months and years to come.

Start Shopping Locally

It does not matter whether you are a professional chef or someone who enjoys whipping up a fantastic dinner for one, we all know that ingredients are key to every dish. The best way to make sure that your cooking lives up to its full potential is by shopping for locally grown and sourced produce where possible. This also has the impact of cutting down on your carbon footprint, which brings us to our next point.

Start Shopping Sustainably

We are all looking for ways that we can be a part of a positive change, and one of the most effective things that we can do is hold the brands we buy from accountable. It is now easier than ever to find out whether companies are committed to sustainability, and it is a crucial step to take. Take tuna, for example. We all want to make sure that the oceans are going to be liveable for fish for generations, and that’s why John West is committed to the SeaChange initiative. You can find out more at their website, and you can find lots of great tuna recipes too.

Cut Down On Waste

Here’s a note for all of us trying to save money this year. We are looking at how we can do more with less, and that goes double for our food. Try to plan your cooking more carefully to ensure that wastage is kept to a minimum. You should also try to get more creative with your leftovers. 

Start Looking For Meat Alternatives

Heart health is an issue that most of us need to take a lot more seriously than we have been. Did you know that heart disease is the biggest killer not just in the UK, but the world? One of the best ways that you can improve your heart health or offer heart-healthy meals to customers if you are a professional chef, is looking at how you can start swapping out red meat. Fish is a great option, and these days there are so many fantastic veggie and vegan alternatives on the market. Get creative with your beets, your squashes, and your peppers. If you are a home cook, why not try some of the meat alternative brands on the market?

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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