When you’re busy with work, family, and life, making health a priority can sometimes seem impossible—too expensive, too time-consuming, too complicated. But in reality, every tiny step you take toward wellness makes a difference. That’s why mindbodygreen and Lorissa’s Kitchen are celebrating the #SmallWins that make healthy living attainable to anyone, anywhere. Here, chef and founder of The Crunchy Radish Miranda Hammer shares her favorite time and health-saving kitchen tricks.
Despite the fact that I am a registered dietitian and a natural-foods chef, I sometimes struggle with the same issues that many of my clients and readers face: how to successfully lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. For me, food is the best defense. Through a series of #SmallWins—keeping my cooking process simple, streamlined, planned out, and prepped ahead of time—I’m able to achieve the big win of eating healthier.
My approach to food is uncomplicated. Although I love to cook, I stay away from recipes that include a multitude of steps and result in piles of dishes. I like to eat food in its cleanest form—utilizing unprocessed, unadulterated, and unrefined ingredients. I focus on developing the natural flavors and enhancing them through various cooking techniques and the use of spices. Sure, sometimes this goes hand-in-hand with a glass of rosé or some slices of raw sheep’s milk cheese, but it’s all about balance and finding pleasure in the cooking and eating processes.