Have you ever looked back and wished you had learned some food tips earlier in life? In this article, we'll explore nine valuable food tips that many of us wish our parents had shared with us when we were younger. Well, if you didn't learn them before - we'll teach you now!
Food blogger Alexandru Siminitchi would have liked to learn earlier to reduce food waste in simple ways: "Techniques to reduce food waste, like repurposing leftovers and understanding the difference between 'best before' and 'use by' dates."
Cara Campbell of The Gourmet Bon Vivant shares how parents can help their kids eat more veggies: "Roasting vegetables is almost always better than boiling or steaming them. So much more flavor and much better texture!" I couldn't agree more! And if my parents had been in the habit of roasting those veggies instead of boiling them, I definitely would have had more of them!
Food blogger and professional chef Jack Slobodian says: "That eating a balanced breakfast of carbs, protein and healthy fats would give you more sustainable energy levels for the day."
Use Real Butter
Growing up, my parents rarely used real butter; instead opting for margarine. Baking with butter was a rare treat, reserved solely for very specific types of cookies that really needed it. What a game changer it was when I started getting my own groceries, and realized what a difference real butter makes in everything from savory dishes to baked goods!
Food blogger Shruthi Baskaran-Makanju says: "I wish my mom had taught me to taste and season as we go along. Many recipes are passed down by intuition and word of mouth, so even though my mom and grandmother were doing this while cooking, it never occurred to them that it was worth explicitly mentioning! Because it was so second nature!"
Irena Macri of Cooked and Loved shares a very good tip for cooking restaurant-worthy dishes at home: "If a savory dish is lacking something, it's usually acidity. When in doubt, just add some lemon!" Like I always say - even butter needs a bit of acidity to taste better!
Food blogger and Nutrition student Max Gandy shares: "The order in which you eat the foods in front of you impacts how your body processes your meal. The idea of treating yourself by eating dessert before dinner or starting the day with a glass of juice actually spikes your blood sugar. While this is fine on occasion, doing this regularly increases fat storage and risk for diabetes, or in other words, you can help maintain a healthy weight by just eating the fats and proteins on your plate before or with the carbs."
Summer Yule of the blog of the same name wishes she had been introduced to the variety of veggies earlier: "I wish I had a broader exposure to the wide variety of delicious veggies out there. I don't think I tried foods like fennel, endive, and artichokes until adulthood. This is more of a product of being an 80s kid who grew up in an area where dinner veggies were commonly the canned variety, not anyone's fault in particular. We're so lucky these days to have so much variety to try and feed our families with!"
Ukrainian Nataliia Chavez would like to be able to make more from scratch, even going as far as to grounding her own meat: "Growing up in Ukraine, my mom always made here own minced meat for a lot of her recipes. It was never store bought. When I moved abroad, I realize that everyone buys already mined meat. But it is so much better to make your own." [sic] Lucky for us, she has a guide for how to mince meat for all of us wanting to learn the same!
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