We’re going to step away from our typical focus on exercise and fitness today, and talk a little bit about that stuff we put into our bodies. Most of the time, we call it “food”, although a lot of the things we consume really stretches the definition of that word!
As most folks are aware, the prepackaged items you can buy in the grocery store, from power bars to potato chips, often contains a lot of ingredients that are widely accepted as being unhealthy. Others have quantities of things like sodium that our body needs, but are harmful if taken to excess.
A good way to get around this problem is to make your own food from scratch. One of the things we like to do is bake our own healthy, energizing snacks. Check out this video on making granola bars:
Obviously, you may need to invest in some new utensils and appliances if you don’t typically spend much time in the kitchen. As the video suggests, you’ll likely want to look at mixers for baking. This will almost certainly be a stand mixer: those little handheld models are not going to have enough power to deal with things like the recipe shown here.
The cool thing about these appliances is that they can be used for a wide variety of things. Kitchenaid, for instance, offers a wide range of accessories that will allow you to use their stand mixers as blenders, food processors and more. This is a great opportunity to save space by reducing the number of gadgets you have.
Of course, these aren’t the only healthy foods you can concoct. There are tons of great recipes online, many of them both tasty and nutritious. Check ‘em out!