Social eating has become a popular trend, especially among millennials. We hang out with friends, go out, and eat at fast food and fancy restaurants, try out popular cafes, and chill out in the newest bars in town. Eating has always been a huge part of our social activities that it has somehow normalized dining out with family and friends. But not until the pandemic hit us, leaving us with no choice but to stay and eat inside the comfort of our condo homes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept us all social distancing and left us without a choice but to stay safe at home. And if there is one thing that we can benefit from staying at home, it would be eating healthy. It is said that people who cook at home tend to consume fewer calories, carbohydrates, and fats than those who cook less or do not cook at all. This is because they can carefully select the ingredients and prepare the food according to their taste and preference.
With home cooking making a real comeback, we can all enjoy the benefits of homecooked meals, appreciate what we can prepare ourselves, and share healthier meals with our family and friends.
There are a lot of other benefits of home cooking that we can leverage on.
More nutritious food
We all know that restaurants are known to be serving food that is high in calories, sugar, sodium, and fats. Eating at home is a better option because you are in control of the food you cook, the ingredients you use, and the food you consume, thereby cutting out those that are unwanted nutrients in your diet.
Additional food knowledge
Home cooking enables you to learn which food is high or low in certain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. By cooking your own food, you can be able to learn which food can satisfy your cravings or heal and remedy any common sickness. It can even challenge your creativity as you learn how to mix and match the food to satisfy your palate.
Preparing your own meals will enable you to become more mindful of the food that you consume. Being aware of what you eat will make you healthier because you become more conscious, thereby avoiding the risk of emotional eating and overeating.
Restaurants are known to be notorious for their portion sizes, which often leads to overeating and obesity. Home cooking will enable you to control the food that you eat, get the right portioning, and lessen the risk of overeating.
Develop healthy habits
Cooking at home can help you live a healthy lifestyle. When you prepare and cook food at home, you can discover healthy recipes, learn more about food, create a healthier meal plan along with regular exercise.
Promotes family bonding
Mealtime at home promotes bonding with the family. It does not only encourage open communication among family members but also provides an opportunity for parents to instill healthy habits among their kids.
Cooking at home enables you to carefully select the ingredients, store them safely, and cook them using the right process at the correct temperature. It will surely give you the peace of mind that you need knowing how the food is sourced, prepared, and cooked according to your style and preference.
With more and more people working from home, home cooking is yet another comeback trend that everyone is enjoying. However, with the fast pace and always-connected lifestyle especially of millennials, it is also important to balance being healthy and being able to do multiple tasks in the shortest possible time. In fact, with 30 minutes, you should be able to cook a 3-course meal, do some laundry, run the dishwasher, and clean your living space. Dashing from one activity to another in 10 minutes or less is key to becoming productive nowadays.
If you have an always-connected lifestyle or a millennial living independently in a condo, we have enlisted some healthy meals that you can make in 10 minutes or less.
Homemade Fried Rice
You can have your
fried rice ready in less than 10 minutes if you happen to have a good selection
of leftovers. It’s the easiest way to use up leftover rice, which you can eat
at any time of the day.
Apple-Arugula Salad Wraps
For a no-clean-up lunch or dinner, you can prepare these easy-to-make wraps that you can eat lightly or combine with dishes if you want to.
Miso soup is perfect for people who worry about cooking tofu. All you have to do is to warm the tofu in a rich broth and suddenly, soup is ready!
Pancakes are considered by many to be breakfast food but they are actually perfect for any meal. You can be more creative in preparing your pancakes by combining the freshest fruits, syrups, and sweets. Don’t forget those crispy bacon and chicken strips for a more delectable meal!
Scrambled eggs with fresh corn, cheese, and oven-roasted tomatoes
This 10-minute dish is very easy to make, very nutritious, and can be paired up with almost anything that you have in the condo – rice, crackers, or bread.
These meals are not only easy to make but they are also guaranteed yummy and nutritious! Now go ahead and cook your heart out. You can also do some workout exercises to more healthy living! If you live in a Vista Residences condo property, you can set up an alfresco dining area on your balcony and eat while enjoying the fantastic view of the city.
Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., which offers ready for occupancy condo and pre selling condominium projects that are strategically located within inner-city areas, in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts.
Vista Residences has ready for occupancy condo projects that include Vista Taft, Vista Heights, Vista GL Taft, 878 Espana, Crown Tower University Belt, Wil Tower, the Symphony Towers, Pine Crest, and Vista 309 Katipunan. It also has pre selling condo projects such as Vista Recto, Plumeria Heights, Tennyson Heights, Bradbury Heights, Sky Arts Manila, Kizuna Heights, Hawthorne Heights, and Vista Pointe.
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