Bachelors aren't well-versed with healthy cooking methods is no state secret. Our apologies to you, if you are an independent health-concious Indian bachelor who can cook, but the majority speaks otherwise. Most men rejoice singledom, while their stomachs cry, and overall health suffers. It's about time you stopped looking so clueless about how to cook, and eat right, so here are some easy tips for you to follow. Set that take-away menu down, and learn these healthy cooking tips for bachelors today.
Tips to remember while buying groceries and kitchen ingredients for daily use
- Aim for a wholesome breakfast. Stock milk, cereals, and oats in your kitchen cabinet. Not only do they have longer shelf lives, but they are also veyr nutritious.
- Stock healthy tea-time snacks. Keep plenty of salads and vegetables in your refrigerator, so that you stay away from not-so-healthy two-minute cuppa noodles.
- Buy fruits and vegetables which are still in their ripening stage, i.e. semi-ripen stage as this will help in prolonging their shelf life.
- Don’t buy milk in large quantities, as it is not wise to store so much milk at one time. Make sure you go for milk tetra packs or small quantities of it, so that you can enjoy its full nutritious value.
Stock your kitchenStart stocking your kitchen closets with these healthy foods and soon you will be able to whip up lip smacking meals in less than the time it takes for a pizza delivery. Make sure you stock your kitchen with these healthy food items at least once a month:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables (Just what you need for a week. The fresher a vegetable, the healthier it is.)
- Rice (brown, red, black and mixed rice varieties)
- Pasta (go for the whole grain option)
- Whole grain bread and pita
- Salsa (Fresh, if available, or a home-made variety)
- Low-fat cheese
- Soya Sauce/Vinegar
- Olive oil
- Low-fat cuts of meat such as chicken breast or pork tenderloin (both fresh and frozen)
- Beans (pinto, black, white, etc., both dried and canned)
- Herbs and spices (Fresh, if possible)
- Vegetable or chicken stock.
Tips to choose easy-to-use appliances and cookware
- Invest in a microwave and air tight containers. Not only will it help in instantly heating your left over food items, but the microwave also helps in cooking healthy dishes in a jiffy.
- Go for a hand mixer or juicer. This way you can prepare healthy milkshakes, smoothies and all other low-cal summer beverages easily.
- Go for a non-stick pan. They work well with minimum amount of oil spray and washing them is far easier than heavy pans.
- Make sure you have a toaster. Toasted breads and buns when consumed with light butters or homemade sauces work great!
Healthy dishes prepared in no timeOpt for healthy dishes which take less time to cook. Try these healthy cooking methods:
- Try flattened rice/poha with bread upma as a healthy mid-morning or evening snack.
- The easiest and healthiest way to fill your stomach at any time is by eating porridge. Opt for porridges made of finger millets, brown rice, suji, oats and rava.
- Go for simple egg recipes such as sunny side up, poached eggs, stir fried eggs in one tablespoon of olive oil.
- You can also try these healthy pasta ideas and spice up your boring evening meal.
- Try and prepare simple oil, lemon and curd dressings to go with appetising side dishes and eat them with in-season produce.
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