Saturday, August 17, 2013

3 Changes I Made in Cooking

A few years ago I made three changes in the products I use to prepare my meals. I try to cook most things from scratch but I don't always do that and my family has certain things they like from a box but I switched the following in my cooking:

Iodized Table Salt for Real Salt

I no longer use regular salt for my cooking instead I use real salt. You can see the minerals and everything still in the salt it has not been removed. I buy it in bulk at my local health food store but you can also get it online.

I use a pint jar for my shaker. I simply cut the top off an old table salt container and added it under a can ring instead of the can flat and it is easy to use. The salt does cake some and you have to give it a good shake before you use it but that is because it doesn't have ant caking ingredients in it. Sometimes you might get a little grit from a mineral but other than that it is great and healthier.

Margarine for Real Butter

Real butter costs a little more but taste so much better and is so much better for you. You can buy organic but I usually just get the store brand at Save A Lot but I believe the Aldi brand is cheaper.

Vegetable Oil for Olive Oil

I can tell a big difference in my families health when they eat something cooked in another oil they get a belly ache very fast. I have heard coconut oil is good but haven't tried it yet. I use the store brand in the light or mild taste. I use it in all my cooking even my cakes and brownies and they turn out just fine.

These are three of the main things I try to use in all of my cooking. I would love to replace sugar with something else soon. Do you have any switches you have made?

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