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Five Simple Rules for Healthy Cooking

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Our ideas about “healthy cooking” have changed over the years—at different times it meant preparing a big hunk of meat and two sides, eating half a grapefruit before every meal, or using virtually no fat. These days, if you cut through the noise about raw diets or gluten-free diets or going wheat-free, the rules of healthy cooking are sensible and easy to follow.

Today at Attune Foods, I talk about my humble (not to mention unhealthy) beginnings in the kitchen, and how I developed five simple rules for healthy cooking. I’d love to hear about your own healthy cooking guidelines. Click on through and tell me all about it!

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  1. Liz

    Hi, Debbie – I asked my Facebook friends last week what they considered a ‘healthy’ diet, and I was interested to note that their responses were very similar to your rules – lots of fruit and veg, minimal processed food, low sugar, etc. I was interested that NOBODY mentioned calories at all. Everybody considered variety and moderation (erm… what’s that again?!?) to be the key. Of course the perennial question is always: if I know how to cook delicious, healthy food and I actually ENJOY said delicious, healthy food… why do I so often find myself eyebrows-deep in a bag of crisps/chocolate?!?!!?!

    By the way, your Lego/Starwars cake was AWE-inspiring!!! Well done, you!

    1. Debbie Koenig

      That’s funny, Liz, but also not surprising–I don’t think any of my rules are especially ground-breaking. The more I learn about nutrition & the science behind it, the more convinced I am that there’s no such thing as a “bad” food if it’s in its natural state, or near to it. Any diet rule that says you need to skip an entire category is likely attached to a fad, not science.

      With you on the eating, btw 😉

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