Five tips for cooking at home during the Coronacrisis

For the past few months, we have been following the guidelines concerning the current pandemic. Staying at home has been the number one priority for most people. But staying at home also means cooking at home. That's why we want to wake up your inner chef with these tips!

Cooking with staple foods

When people stock up on food, long-lasting staples tend to fly off grocery store shelves. But it becomes a real challenge to come up with new ideas on how to prepare these ingredients. You can get bored of eating them very quickly.

This is a great opportunity to experiment and to find out what you can do with these foods. There are hundreds of ways to prepare certain dishes, get creative and rediscover the most basic ingredients. Maybe you will even find a better way to cook with them. Good luck!

Prepare your basics

It's easy to get overwhelmed by your work, kids or even cooking. But fortunately, there's a way to cut down the amount of time you need in the kitchen. Big batches of food can be the base for many things. It's possible to prepare some of your basic ingredients so you can incorporate them in recipes throughout the week.

Great examples of these basics are: beans, rice and lentils because they can be transformed into a large number of dishes.

Don't forget your veggies

Junk food can be really tempting because it's cheap and easy to prepare. Often you only need a microwave or an oven and 15 minutes of your time. But we don't have to tell you that this isn't the most healthy lifestyle. Because we generally don't move or exercise as much as we were used to, it's very important to incorporate enough vegetables in your meals. 

Try out recipes you normally don’t have time for

While practicing social distancing, it’s likely that you’ll have some more free time on your hands than you normally do. A perfect opportunity to try something out! Try to cook with new ingredients for the first time. Or you can experiment with slow cooking or other cooking techniques you don't normally work with.

Try out new oils and fats 

While you are cooking or baking new things, why not try to spice things up with a different oil or fat? Changing the oils or fat you use in the kitchen, can benefit your health. For instance: did you know that vegetable oils can decrease the risk of breast cancer development?

Be sure to shop safe! 

First of all, make your trip to the grocery store as safe as possible. Be sure to wear a face mask and to disinfect your shopping cart. Wash your hands immediately when you get home. 

Do you want to know more about the benefits of oils & fats? Be sure to take a look at our blog to discover the latest updates!

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