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Adulting 101: Basic Cooking Tips

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Adulting, the term itself meant growing up and as you grow up, you have to learn to be independent. Being independent means doing household chores yourself without your mother asking to do so or with the help of a maid. While learning to be independent, do you know what are some chores that you need to do?  Students would usually come to be independent and learn how to cook when they start moving out and living on their own, which is a very important element. Learning how to cook can help develop healthy eating habits and also save money from ordering outside food that would be a waste of money.

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Now, cooking does not mean making instant noodles or reheating processed food, which is very unhealthy. High quality food equals to real food such as meat, vegetables, legumes, fruit, dairy, eggs, etc. Real food is healthy and delicious. It takes more effort to cook and prepare, but it is a joy to eat and benefits the body more. Low quality food stands for processed food. Nearly everything from the middle aisles of the grocery store, anything that comes in a box or can is labeled as low-quality food. One of the famous ones are fast food and microwave dinners which are convenient, but they don’t require any actual cooking skills. In order to take the next step to adulting, here are some simple cooking tips that are even easier than making instant noodles or opening a packet of chips.

As we step into adulthood, we should learn the joy of cooking our own meals and take the time to treat our bodies better by having proper meals. Getting take-outs may be easier and more convenient, but it is also more expensive and less healthy. This would then reinforce a hurried lifestyle that stresses us out which is unhealthy for our bodies. By acknowledging the following tips, it could be helpful in keeping your tummy satisfied with what you cook. Learning how to cook on your own can help you have a healthier diet and help save money, which brings an extra form of joy into adulting.

By: Victoria Wun


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