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25 Cheat Sheets That Make Cooking Healthier Less Of A Freaking Chore

Proof that cooking a little healthier can be pretty simple and damn tasty.

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4. For endless meal ideas with a healthy combination of protein, vegetables, carbs, and fat.

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Improvising in the kitchen can be fun, but you kinda never know what you're going to end up with flavor-wise. Follow these tips for legit tasty meals.


7. For understanding how to choose which oil would actually work best for that thing you want to make.

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Turns out you're not supposed to use olive oil for everything ever. Who knew? If you want a bit more information on why/how to use olive oil properly, read this.


9. For when you're ready to jump into the word of pasta alternatives and need a super simple way to get started.

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Butter or oil plus garlic, salt, pepper, and your favorite seasonings — honestly, what's not to like?

10. For when you want to eat more whole grains...but are also like, "LOL what are whole grains?"

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You can read more about why it's a great idea to maybe replace some of the refined carbs in your life with whole grains here.


15. For when you want to start cooking more fish, but you don't really understand how you'd go about that.

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Fish is a great source of protein, and fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and trout are also awesome sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, both of which are essential and which Americans tend to not get enough of.

16. For making your own veggie-filled and way less salty alternative to canned soup.

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You can learn more about sodium and why Americans should probably try to pay more attention to how much of it we're eating here.


17. For when you want to break up with sugar-packed store-bought granola and make your own.

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Your kitchen smelling like warm, sweet goodness is just a bonus. Read more on added sugar and how to eat a bit less of it here.