Six Health Benefits of Cooking



In this fast-paced life, it’s hard to find the time to cook, especially if you’re feeding a family. Cooking meals can feel more like a chore.


People are always looking for ways to make it easier to fit cooking into their busy schedules, and that’s why the popularity of easy recipes like one-pot dinners, sheet pan meals and two-ingredient recipes has soared. In my case my Thermomix ® helps me with my busy schedule to continue eating a healthy diet.



Easy recipes can help, but maybe what we’ve been missing all this time is some real inspiration. Because it turns out that cooking, especially when done for others, comes with some positive psychological benefits. And these positive effects could be enough to get us into the kitchen.


Let me share six benefits with you:


  1. Cooking for others is an altruistic act and also helps you connect with others;

  2. Cooking is a form of nurturing;

  3. Cooking can create bonds;

  4. Cooking is a form of self-care;

  5. Cooking is a practice of mindfulness;

  6. Cooking helps you face fears in a safe environment by trying new recipes in your kitchen.


Cooking brings us together creating communities ― and with community comes feelings of connection and happiness. Now all you have to do is find the time to incorporate cooking into your busy life, but at least you have all the motivation you’ll ever need and it will result with a great delicious meal. If you want to join my community on facebook, check out Our Cooking Journey facebook group were nearly 1000 people share recipes and ideas every day.


Remember the best ingredient to add to any recipe, a pinch of TLC in your dish.


For me, this Chocolate Healthy Bars for Valentine's Day are a fantastic healthy and delicious as well as super fast and easy recipe.






Chocolate Bars


Ingredients

150 gr oats

150 gr dates

20 gr cacao powder

90 gr milk

pinch of salt

1 tsp vanilla extract


Method


Add 150 gr oats - 15 secs / speed 10

Add 150 gr dates - 5 secs / speed 8

Add 20 gr cacao powder, 90 gr milk, pinch of salt abs 1 tsp vanilla extract, 10 secs / speed 8.


Pour the mixture into a container and refrigerate for 30 mins.

Or add melted chocolate on top for decoration before you refrigerate it.


After the 30 mins, cut it in squares or like me in lovely love hearts with a cookie cutter.

Delicious! Thanks Roz Purcell from Natural Born Feeder for the recipe that i converted into Thermomix.


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