If you want to get on track with your health cooking from scratch and planning ahead is KEY ! That’s why I created A Healthy Passion, to simplify the process of BOTH planning and cooking so you can reach your goals + have more time to spend on the things you love.
A Healthy Passion software can do SO much but here’s a little tutorial to walk you through some of my favorite features. And if you want more info on setting up My Fitness Pal and tracking macros I did a whole post on that topic.
So let’s dive right in!
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Glass Bowl – I love a good set of nesting bowls for meal prep. I also own over 20 of these glass bowls from IKEA which work perfectly for prep and serving!
Whisk – I own quite a lot of whisks and most of them are pretty inexpensive but I do recommend one good stainless steel whisk for making vinaigrettes, whipped cream or sauces!
My Thought Process:
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As the recipe developer for A Healthy Passion (or “head kitchen destroyer” as my team calls me these days), I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Sometimes I almost feel like I live in there!
But as a happy by-product of spending so much time in the AHP lab, I always have a formidable array of recipe testing leftovers in Tupperware, meaning most of what I eat from day to day is AHP meals. And let me tell you, that makes my non-kitchen life so much easier!
However, I’m regularly asked what I cook when I’m not eating AHP leftovers and what items I keep in my pantry to do so. And with this in mind, I thought I would dive right in to what’s in my pantry.
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12-Inch Nonstick Skillet – I love Calphalon brand! They’re affordable and have a nice, heavy bottom! A good cast-iron skillet would also be ideal for this technique. I find mine at local antique stores and markets.
Tongs – A sturdy pair of tongs makes flipping meat a breeze. Bonus points if they have nonstick tips to prevent scratching your new pan! I love this pair!
Meat Thermometer (Optional) – This is a great tool to have on hand to make sure you’re not overcooking your meat (like most people do). I use mine quite frequently, especially when I am multi-tasking. Which is almost always!
My Thought Process:
This is probably the simplest and most mouth-watering way to cook a piece of protein and my focus here is on simplicity. You basically sear your meat to get a crust and then slide it into the oven and forget about it (until your timer goes off)! See? Simple!
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Ramekin or Cute Bowls – I love to store my salt on the countertop in a small ramekin or bowl for easy access. I usually only put out a little at a time and refill weekly to keep it from drying out.
Mason Jars – I keep any extra salt in a glass mason jar. This keeps the salt fresh and retains the moisture.
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