Last night I went to hear Lisa Leake of 100 Days of Real Food speak. It was so inspiring to hear her story and to learn about her family’s journey from a life full of processed foods to one of real foods. One of the things I really appreciated about her talk was that while she shared an ambitious vision of what a life with real food looks like to her and her family, she presented it with a healthy dose of balance and a realistic vision of what is and isn’t possible for most families.
As I work with families to help them to bring more health, balance, and home-cooking into their lives, a lot of what I focus on is helping them to not be intimidated by the kitchen. If you have been depending on take-out or convenience foods for a long time, the idea of cooking from scratch on a regular basis can be quite overwhelming. But there are small steps you can take along the way that can help to break down those barriers and make cooking a little less scary. Here are 5 ways to start cooking more healthy (and delicious!) foods at home….