Small Changes, Big Impact

If you’re working towards a healthier lifestyle, making small changes that you can turn into habits is a great way to set yourself up for success. Making these small changes is easier when you cooking your own food. As part of its Go Red for Women campaign, the American Heart Association has put together a great set of articles that will help you adjust your own cooking for better nutrition.

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Reduce the Sodium

On average, Americans consume more than twice the daily recommended limit for salt in their diets. In this article, the AHA identifies some foods to be wary of and makes some great recommendations for reducing salt without cutting back on flavor. Two things to increase? Citrus and potassium.

Healthy Substitutions

One way to enjoy your normal, favorite foods is to swap in a few ingredients with higher nutrition. This article explains some of the simplest substitutions you can make for the best nutrition impact and why you might want to consider making these subs a part of your cooking habits.

Home Cooking Checklist

If home cooking stresses you out or if you struggle to keep it healthy, this article offers five steps that will help you organize your culinary priorities and improve your experience of prepping nutritious food.