May 26, 2020
There is no better time than a lockdown to learn how to cook delicious, healthy meals at home. Whether you’re brand new to the kitchen or a seasons expert, this episode with Maria Marlowe will answer many questions about cooking for health that you have.
Maria is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who currently lives in Dubai. Her mission is to help busy women lose weight or clear up their acne by developing healthier eating habits. She offers recipes, meal plans, and an entire cooking school all designed to help you grocery shop, cook, and choose the healthiest foods - all without stress, overwhelm, and confusion.
On this episode of The Girlfriend Doctor, Maria talks to us about her ethos - eating real food. She explains how we can make cooking at home easy, something we all desperately want to do, especially now that we’re eating out less.
One of the first tips Maria gives us is how to make our fresh food last until the end of the week. Because let’s be honest, is there anything worse than buying your fresh, leafy greens on the weekend, then having Friday roll around and they’re a slimy, mushy mess in your fridge?
Maria also encourages us to shop in the freezer section. Not for the processed foods many of us turn to, but for frozen vegetables and fish. Yes, fish! She explains how often the fish in the freezer section is fresher than that on the fresh fish counter.
Maria talks us through what some of the healthiest foods on the planet are. You’ll be happy to know that she agrees with me that we should all be eating cruciferous vegetables as often as we can! Maria also explains how to cook our food to get the most out of its nutritional value.
Lastly, Maria shares how we can help ourselves through this stressful time. It’s not only about our physical health, but showing ourselves compassion and self-love helps boost our mental and emotional health. She also explains what foods can help our overall health.
How confident are you in the kitchen? Do you know how to cook your food to enhance its nutritional value? As always, you can ask me anything and let me hear your thoughts in the comments on the episode page. If you have questions, email email@example.com.
“Having the structure and knowing what you’re going to make when will give you a lot more confidence and you’ll feel calmer, you’ll know exactly what to get at the grocery store, and it makes your life a lot easier if you can take 20-30 minutes on the weekend to plan out what meals you want for the week.” (7:22)
“Spices are so important when we’re cooking. Ultimately, that’s what you’re tasting! The spices and the texture. Those two things, if you can get them right, you can make anything taste good.” (16:08)
“If you cook anything at the right temperature and use the right spices, it’ll taste good.” (27:32)
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