Ten ways to cook and eat healthier

Ten Ways to Cook (and Eat) Healthier
Getting back to basics in cooking

Are you cooking healthy meals for your family? Your long term
survival depends on good and healthy food in your pantry. Feed
your family only the highest quality you can afford in good
times, and prepare for bad times with only the highest quality
food reserves. The following tips will help preppers cook
healthier!

Ten Ways Preppers Can Cook Healthier

Healthier Cooking Idea #1: Throw away your
microwave.
You really don't need a microwave (and likely the one you're
using is old and needs replacing anyway). Throw it away! Using
a microwave encourages you to eat frozen junk food. Set aside
your microwave in the garage for a week and see how easy it is
to boil your own water on the stove, or heat a meal in the
oven. Then make the final step and take it to the junk yard. Be
happy and healthy when you dump it.

Healthier Cooking Idea #2: Don't use aluminum
cookware.
Don't cook with aluminum, even a baked potato (which doesn't
need aluminum). Here's why
cooking with aluminum is unsafe.

Healthier Cooking Idea #3: Get cast iron cookware.
Cast iron provides fast, even heating. It's healthy cooking
because it enables a healthy portion of iron to release into your
food.
Get into Lodge! Lodge is a healthy cast iron cooking
essential for a prepper's kitchen. Lodge comes in a variety of
sizes and styles to meet all your cooking needs.


























Healthier Cooking Idea #4: Buy only heirloom,
organic and Non-GMO foods and preps.
It pays to look for non-GMO especially when it comes to corn.
The only way to stop Monsanto from poisoning our food supply
is to buy organic. Every time you buy non-organic, it's like
voting for Monsanto. One way to stand up to Monsanto is to:



















Healthier Cooking Idea #5: Look for soy-free
products. That's right skip the soy
!
Most soy is genetically engineered with possible risk of fertility
problems, hormone disruption and more health hazards. The
food industry is lying to you about, which foods include soy.
You'll be astonished and amazed to find soy lurking in products
you didn't even think have soy in them.

As if it weren't bad enough,
doctors warn if you eat soy you'll
look five years older!

Here are the top five places soy is hiding in your food:
  1. Sliced bread. Mono and di-gylcerides lurk in just about
    every
  2. Popular brands of mayonnaise are made of soybean oil!
    Look at a jar of Best Foods Mayonnaise and you'll see the
    first ingredient is soybean oil! A healthier alternative is
    Hain Safflower Mayonnaise, pictured right.
  3. Most chocolate includes soy lecithin, an emulsifier. Since
    96% of the soy on the market is GMO, you can find a good
    alternative in organic chocolates.
  4. Terriyaki sauce and Tamari, both of which have ample
    amounts of soy sauce.
  5. Protein bars. Look and you'll see soy protein isolate.

  • Soy has dozens of different names in the food industry
    (and you should avoid all soy products unless they are
    organic), including:
  • edamame
  • hydrolyzed soy protein
  • lecithin
  • mono-diglycerides
  • MSG (monosodium glutamate)
  • soya, soja and yuba (bean curd)
  • tempeh
  • TSF (textured soy flour)
  • TSP (textured soy protein)
  • TVP (textured vegetable protein) - a popular vegan
    meat substitute often found in freeze dried food for
    preppers.

  • Other places soy may hide in foods that contain words like:
  • artificial flavoring, natural flavoring
  • hydrolyzed plant protein
  • hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
  • Vegetable broth

Healthier Cooking Idea #6: Look for grass-fed beef.
Eat beef the way your grandparents and great grandparents
before them did: eat only grass-fed beef. Grass-fed is more
expensive, but it's better to buy less and to be healthier. The
more people who buy grass-fed, the less expensive it will
become.


Healthier Cooking Idea #7: Grind your own!
Many preppers grind their own wheat to make delicious
homemade breads, pizzas and other baked goods; but that's
usually where it stops.





















There are so many things you can grind yourself:


Healthier Cooking Idea #8: Make your own butter (or
choose healthier fats like coconut oil)
!
  • Skip the Crisco and the margarine. Use the Crisco to make
    candles, don't eat it! Hydrogenated oils are lurking there.
  • Choose healthier oils, like olive oil or coconut oil.
  • Churn your own butter! With powdered milk and a hand-
    powered butter churn, pictured right, you can make off grid
    butter.

Healthier Cooking Idea #9: Grow your own.
Small container gardening is a fun hobby and way to help you
get even more preps because you're saving money! Buying fresh
tomatoes is very expensive, and it's much tastier to grow them
yourself. Not to mention, that tomatoes are easy to grow! If
anything you can grow lettuce and tomatoes for your
sandwiches. Here are more ideas:

Healthier Cooking Idea #10: Learn to can.
Popular with preppers is Home Canning. Certainly canning is an
inexpensive and healthy way to get food on your table (if done
properly, as
botulism is always a risk). By canning your own
food, you'll be able to control the food you stash for end times:
your own home grown organic goodness.

Happy endings...
Healthy cooking is happy cooking. Cook more like grandma or
great grandma did and you'll be healthier.

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