New year, but do it the old-fashioned way.
If better health is one of your goals for 2022, then cooking & meal-prepping is essential. By cooking your own food, you’re in control of what goes into your body. Make no mistake – there is no greater driver of health than the foods we put in our bodies on a daily basis. Let us explain.
When you outsource your cooking to others (by buying packaged food or eating out) you can’t know for sure what’s in a given product or how it’s made. Many foods that are marketed as “healthy” are often filled with cheap, highly processed, and lower quality ingredients (hello seed oils and refined, shelf-stable grains) to keep their costs low.
By turning your back on processed and high sugar foods, you can break the addiction to sweets, greasy takeout – all of the things we typically “crave” when things get busy. Our palettes have become desensitized to sweet foods. After as little as one week of no added sugar, your palette will begin to register the sweetness of things like carrots, squash, and beets. Once you get in the habit of cooking, you can literally change your psychology about food! But more importantly, you prioritize your health – and that may be the most important way to use your time each week.
Not sure where to start? Try meal-prepping a few healthy recipes to have in your fridge or freezer. Cook a few chicken breasts on a Sunday, and save them to snack on or add to salads throughout the week. You also might go straight to the frozen aisle of the grocery store to pick up some organic veggies to turn into a quick soup. As soon as you start to feel hungry, you can simply heat and eat! The possibilities are endless.
Here are a few recipe ideas from Marco to try this week!
Last-Minute Vegetable Soup
- Any veggies you have on hand (frozen or fresh)
- Your favorite Brodo bone broth
- Optional: 1 Tpsb. healthy fat (like butter, ghee or evoo)
- Chop your veggies, or use frozen, pre-cut vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, or squash.
- Throw everything into a pot with 2-3 cups of bone broth.
- Add your favorite herbs and/or spices
- Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 5-10 minutes
- Serve as-is or with freshly grated parmesan cheese on top. Enjoy!
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, pulverized in a mortar and pestle
- 1 wedge of lemon
- 10 oz Brodo Chicken Broth (or your preferred Brodo flavor)
- Pour warm broth over parsley. Squeeze in lemon. Stir and enjoy.
Braised Chicken & Olives
Tastes (and smells) like your grandma’s been cooking all day. Get the recipe here!
Easy Brodo Bowls
Simple bone broth bowls you can make in a flash. Get the recipe here.
Beef Noodle Soup
Whole 30 approved. Get the recipe here!