Healthy Cooking Tips

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Looking for tips on how to use MEC or healthy cooking tips in general? Look no further! This post comes with helpful tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle with MEC. Learn how to make your meals healthier, cooking tricks to try at home, the best ways to use your MEC pots and pans, and more — all in one convenient place. We hope you find these cooking tips helpful; Email Us if you have any tips of your own that you would like to share!

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Healthy Cooking Tips

  • Healthy Tip #1: Use digestive spices and herbs in your cooking.

Digestive spices and herbs make a great addition to any recipe! Not only do they enhance the flavor and taste, but they also provide health and nutritional value to your food. The ones classified under digestive spices and herbs uniquely help promote good digestion of the foods they are cooked with. These spices include (but are not limited to): Ginger, Turmeric, Fennel, Caraway, Cinnamon, Garlic, & Rosemary.

Keep these tips in mind when adding these spices to make your meal both delicious and nutritious:  

  1. You only need a small amount and combine only a few per recipe. The typical amount of spices per recipe is usually ¼ to ½ teaspoon for a meal of servings size of 4-6. All natural spices are herbs are highly potent and small amount can go a long way.  Also combine a few per recipe, 3-5 is a good number. All spices have a distinct flavor and if too many are used in a recipe it can result in a “confusing” taste. 
  2. Spices and herbs that have been ground down release their flavors more quickly. While cooking dishes that take a longer amount of time, add in your ground spices/herbs towards the end to avoid the flavors getting “cooked off”. Ground spices and herbs release their flavors readily.
  3. On the contrary, spices and herbs that are kept whole (i.e. bay leaves) release their flavor more slowly, so they can be added sooner for recipes that have longer cooking times. You can more easily remove these spices/herbs after cooking by tying them into a cheesecloth or placing them in a tea ball before you add them to your food.

[Added 12/9/2021]

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