June 25, 2010, Newsletter Issue #290: Get into that Kitchen

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Being a single parent and a dad require a different skill set than most other fathers. If you want your children to eat healthy then you must be able to cook. I love my mom, but she burns her toast every morning so I had to pretty much learn to cook on my own. The first thing to learn about cooking is know your boundaries. Don’t attempt to make a thanksgiving –sized meal on your first attempt. Go to the internet and Google the Food Network. All of their recipes are clearly labeled as beginner, intermediate, and advanced. They also include prep time and cooking time; prep time is the amount of time it takes to measure, cut, or chop all the ingredients. Pick a nice easy recipe that takes no longer than thirty minutes and run with it. If the kids like it, store the recipe in a binder and label it a keeper!
Ingredients are an important part of any meal. Fresh produce always makes a difference opposed to using their canned counterparts. All non-organic canned goods have food preservatives in them that have harmful effects to the human body. If you don’t believe me try eating foods without preservatives for a month and see how much weight you lose, how much more energy you have, and how much less you eat. Have a great time in the kitchen and maybe someday Bobby Flay will knock on your door to challenge you to a throw down!   

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