Stay Home and Learn to Cook Healthy Meals
Want to learn how to cook healthy – but you don’t want to leave the house to do it?
Maybe you don’t want any witnesses. Maybe you’ve messed up boiling water before and feel generally helpless in the kitchen. Maybe you just want to keep social distancing due to COVID-19.
Whatever the reason, staying home is no problem! You can learn to cook, you can learn to bake, you can learn about nutrition, and you can learn how to meal plan, all from the comforts of your own home and kitchen.
Here are four ways to get started.
Take a Cooking Course Online
There are so many ways to learn online, and that’s a blessing in the time of COVID-19! When you want to learn to cook from home, you don’t need to hire a private chef to come in and teach you anything. You just need an Internet connection.
Search a learning platform like Udemy for any lesson you might like – you can learn about everything from practical nutrition to how to make sourdough bread from a starter to the basics of making sushi. If you want to learn from top chefs, hop on to Masterclass and take an online course by Gordon Ramsay or Wolfgang Puck.
Sign Up with a Nutritionist
Maybe you feel like you need more one-on-one guidance, and that’s okay – you can still get this right from your home as well. Take some time and find yourself a nutritionist or dietitian online.
The great thing about working with a professional like this is that they can provide direct guidance on the practical application of good nutrition practices in your life. They can help develop meal plans, identify deficiencies in your current diet, and even help improve your overall relationship with food. You can learn so much and eventually stand on your own with a well-rounded and thought-out diet for your lifestyle.
Learn from YouTube
If you’re unable to pay for classes on cooking or nutrition (or just don’t want to), there are still plenty of free methods for online learning! Just head on over to YouTube, and find some channels to suit your goals.
Just a quick search for healthy nutrition YouTube channels turns up HealthNut Nutrition (they cover everything from healthy grocery hauls to daily food menus), Mind Over Munch (sharing practical recipes – 15 minute salmon dinners! – and digging into healthy snacks), and Fit Men Cook (which promises both men and women meal prep recipes that are #HealthyAF). Discovering those took no time at all, and their videos have over 166 million views combined. It’s that easy.
Learn from Blogs
If the visual medium isn’t your favorite way to learn, or you’d like to supplement those lessons with research, there are thousands of blogs out there that revolve around nutrition and cooking as well! It’s a whole industry.
Whether you want to learn about paleo, explore a raw food diet, discover vegan recipes, or get some ideas for Meatless Mondays, there’s a blog out there for you. If you’re not sure where to get started – and you want to make sure that you’re reading a reputable blog – try searching Google for something like “best nutrition blogs” or check out Healthline’s The Best Healthy Living Blogs of 2020.
Ready to get started on cooking nutritious meals from home? Great! We’re glad to help – and, if you need further help on your personal health journey, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Bee Healthy Clinic nearest you.