Home-Food Relations. The Full Guide.
Today, Due to their significant role in everyday home life, we would like to discuss the deep connections between our home and food ingredients.
Ultimately, your home is where you store almost all of your food and is also the central place where you consume it. It turns out that for some people, a special connection is developed between their home and their food ingredients. Philosophically speaking, It is a relationship between environment and content, if you want to call it that way.
Although this article will talk about general topics related to food and home relations, we will still try to maintain some clarity and coherence to create a proper and helpful reading sequence.
What food ingredients do you need to keep in your home? How do we obtain and store them? What marketing tricks to avoid while conducting food shopping? And how.
As always, later in the article, there will be a refreshing video summarizing its content for you.
'Home-food relations. The full guide.'
1. Types of products.
Lithuanian naturopath Ann Wigmore once said:
The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison
As you probably know, there is an inseparable connection between the food you consume and your health.
Therefore, the first type of food we will discuss is the one that will contribute best to your overall health - Healthy food products.
Although you probably already know most of them, We took the liberty to mention a small part:
Dark Green Vegetables.
Beans and Lentils.
Extra-virgin olive oil.
Fruits and berries.
Bread (whole wheat flour).
Flaxseed, Nuts, and Seeds.
Healthy and delicious!
As mentioned above, the contribution of this type of food to your health is critically important. These kinds of ingredients can help you maintain good health along with high and available energy. Try to reach the point where most of your food will be based primarily on this type.
And as we always take care to be up to date - read this article regarding the hottest trends from the healthy food products industry.
Before describing this type, which we named "Traditional," we ask you to imagine a classic family dinner in Dallas, Texas, at a conservative American home in the early 1960s.
Suppose we imagine the same picture as you, then. In that case, a conservative American mother wearing a homey apron with a beehive haircut serves shepherd's pie next to an excellent lasagna. The family's father scolds his children lightly to sit politely near the table while putting some rice and vegetable salad on their plates. On the table, we will also find hot and fresh homemade bread and, next to it, a jug of freshly squeezed orange juice. The (male) family members anxiously wait to finish their meal to watch their Cowboys play on NFL TV. At the same time, the mother ensures all the pre-dinner prayers are appropriately said.
Good old Dallas - barbecue-god and football.
You can read more here about what dinner at home was like 60 years ago.
It goes without saying that this meal description is just an example. The guiding principle behind it is values such as traditionalism and family.
The ingredients we named "Traditional" will include comforting and homely carbohydrates, which will form the basis of any rich family meal.
Here are A few examples:
Macaroni and cheese.
Turkey shepherd's pie.
Chicken and gravy.
Oven pot roast.
Slow-cooker pork loin.
Separated pork chops.
Chicken and broccoli casserole.
Chicken pot pie.
These are just a few examples of the various 'comforting' and homely/family meals discussed above.
It is essential to remember that those 'traditional' recipes above are just general examples that do not contain specific recommendations. Buying the 'right' food ingredients that will help you "go back home" and prepare these meals is totally up to you.
The origin of those products will usually come mainly from the vegetable/meat/fish/carbohydrate departments, which also require slow cooking.
Try to think like your beloved grandmother serving you food on Thanksgiving.
It will definitely do the trick.
By the way, even if we really try our best to be more specific and recommend certain products, It won't get the job done since the variety of recipes relevant to this concept is enormous.
Try to be original. There's no way around it.
Cheat Meal (And Products).
We finally got to the fun part.
'Cheat' Meals are Meals in which you quite allow yourself - out of an urge to lighten your "serious" diet regime a bit/get some mental break - to eat whatever you feel like, regardless of the calories or the health quality of the food in question.
You can read more here about 'Cheat meals' as a concept.
By the way, due to our desire to stay on topic, we deliberately ignore the well-known question: 'Should You Have Cheat Meals or Cheat Days?' If you really want, you can read about it right here.
Here are a few popular cheat meal's examples:
All of these are just a few examples. There are many more from where they came from (But you didn't really need us to know that. Isn't it?).
The ingredients required to prepare those meals will be loaded with sugar and saturated fat, making your arteries less efficient...
The thing about cheat meals is that besides their well-known and notorious disadvantages, they also bear some actual advantages. Please make an effort to expand your knowledge about them as well and consume them in the proper dosage.
Enjoy your cheat!
Later in this article, when we get to the ideal storage solutions for all your food products, we will also teach you all about the best way to store your 'cheat components.'
2. How To Get Them?
So once we figure out the food products that will most likely fill our fridge, the question arises: How do you get your hands on them?
Well, This is where the phrase "Smart consumerism" comes into play.
Be smart customers!
Although it may seem like a pretty simple thing to do, well, it's not!
You must figure out the best ways to do your food shopping. And remember! The big retail corporations are lurking around every corner with tempting marketing tricks and deals, leaving you with empty pockets and products you did not plan to buy and do not need.
But do not worry; that's precisely why we're here, and that's how you'll do it right.
Tip Number One.
Know your Needs!
Most people's consumption mistakes are due to a lack of clarity about their specific needs. Before! Arriving at the store.
Make a detailed list of what you need to buy, and once you have made a list, you must stick to it, no matter how much you feel like buying a product that is not on the list.
Come prepared with a shopping list
Tip Number Two.
Pay Attention To The Fine Print.
American Bishop Fulton J. Sheen once said:
The big print giveth, and the fine print taketh away
Attention to the fine print is far more critical than the total cost.
Do not let glittering sails dazzle your eye. Read everything! And not just what they wanted you to read.
Knowledge is power!
And by the way, there is no need to be a hater and get angry at the advertising companies. They are just doing their job of getting people to buy stuff they do not need at unreasonable costs.
Ensure you do your job and be a balanced consumer.
Tip Number Three.
It is quite established nowadays that buying with cash is the preferred option over using a credit card in terms of cost savings.
Do not be lazy. Just click this link right here to understand why.
It's All About the Green
Come shopping with a set amount of cash to ensure you only buy what you need.
Tip Number Four.
Nightclubs - Good.
Customer Clubs - Bad.
Remember. When you come to buy food, You're supposed to...surprise surprise - buy food - That's it.
There is no need to join all kinds of dubious customer/friend clubs offering you all kinds of benefits only if you join them as a member.
Trust us. It will not pay off financially for you in the end.
Customer Clubs- You do not really need the
Remember! The best marketing minds do everything they can to keep you in the store for a few more minutes so that you buy things you don't need.
'Laser focus' is the key phrase. You must arrive intentionally and ready in advance, pay in cash, and get back home. That's it.
Tip Number Five.
Conduct Market Research.
Do yourself a favor, be active, and do some preliminary market research prior to your grocery shopping.
Many great tools nowadays will help you conduct such research using a single number of mouse clicks.
Comparing prices will save you a lot!
You will be amazed to hear how much money you can save by simply comparing prices.
Tip Number Six.
The benefits of buying online versus physically arriving at the grocery store are well-known:
Saves time finding parking (fuel expenses).
Buying when you are still in your bed wearing pajamas.
Finding all the products with the click of a mouse.
You can read more about it here.
Food stores have come a long way in the virtual world and have turned out to be very user-friendly. And even if you are technophobic, try to make an effort and move to online shopping.
Highly recommended, And it's effortless.
3. Best Storage Methods.
So, after discussing the appropriate food ingredients to fill your fridge with and realizing how to get them. It's time for the storage question:
Where will we put them?
First, you are more than welcome to drop by our storage products collection any time.
Second, regarding the question of the appropriate storage space. Well, here, too. The answer is quite dynamic and depends on your specific needs.
Regarding the "Healthy food products," - Make them as accessible as possible for you and your family.
An excellent idea in this regard could be placing large fruit bowls in the middle of your living room, etc.
Try to create such an environment in which taking fruit or vegetables will be as accessible and straightforward as possible.
As for the 'cheat meal' ingredients - The action required is the complete opposite!
Store them in inaccessible places. Tall cabinets can be an excellent idea.
By the way, These storage solutions can also be a lovely addition to your overall Home Decor. If you have already decided on a particular closet or dresser, ensure it fits the design vibe in your home. The same goes for other storage solutions.
You can read more about it right here.
Good storage is key!
In conclusion, we hope this article - 'Home-food relations. The full guide -' has helped deepen your understanding of home-food relationships. And if you have any more questions on the matter, please feel free to reach out.
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