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We've scoured the internet in order to find some helpful tips and tricks for you, and we found them!
Plus we found a bunch of debunked myths!
First, we're going to start with cleaning tips.
Now, I know this isn't the sexiest topic in the whole world, but if you're going to take the time to make your family a meal worth eating, then you should probably be doing it in a safe setting.
Are you cleaning these things? You should be...
- Dish Rack - That place where you dry the dishes you eat off? Yep. It's growing germs.
- Drawers - What the point of washing your forks and knives if you store them with nasty stuff?
- Ice Cube Trays - Can you say E. coli?
- Reusable Grocery Bags - E. coli? Campylobacter? All the other stuff that raw meat carries? They're in there.
Want to be a master home chef? Consider these things...
- Don't Be Afraid To Splurge - Buy nice products once in a while. They'll encourage you and help your creativity.
- Check Your Inventory - There's no need to overbuy.
- Coll It On The Coupons - Just because you have the coupon, it doesn't mean you have to buy it.
- Know Stocking Day - That way you don't get to an empty grocery store.
- Seasonal Sales - Use them. You can always freeze the extras.
- Cut Your Own Produce - Precut produce is pricey, and it only takes a minute to do it yourself.
Want to eat a balanced diet? Then you should know that these things are all myths...
- Carbs Are Evil - They provide essential energy for your brain.
- Almond Milk Is Healthier - Maybe. It doesn't have the calcium and protein like cow's milk.
- Gluten-Free Is Good - Unless you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease, calm down. Gluten-free products have a bunch of sugar.
- Sugar Is Bad - It's all about moderation. Many things have natural sugars. Plus it provides energy for your cells.
- 5-6 Small Meals Is Ideal - It really doesn't do much. There are ways to lose weight, but this isn't one of them.
Read more about things you should clean, home cook secrets, and nutrition myths at The Daily Meal