India has always been a famous for different cuisines in the world so is their love for the food. This may be one of the reasons that every now and then people are looking for new places to eat and hang out with friends and family. But when it comes to health issues, they prefer to eat at home.
EATING AT HOME IS HEALTHY
The main reason is that the food prepared at home is fresh , healthy and cooked under your observation. There are minimum chances of adulteration and is free from harmful chemicals .( Ajinomoto i.e. Monosodium glutamate a chemical used to enhance the food taste which is cancerous and sometimes added in outside food).
According to the Godrej Food Trends Report 2018 prepared by renowned Chefs, health professionals, nutritionists of the country , “Eating at Home” is one of the latest food trends also as 100 % people prefer to eat at home more often when it comes to health issues and about 75 % people believe that having food at home is safe and hygienic too.
It is really important what we are eating as our body reacts in a way we eat and what we eat. These lines from our ancient scriptures also show that the food is not only for energizing our body but also important for my mind ,soul and thoughts.
दीपो भक्षयते ध्वान्तं कज्जलं च प्रसूयते |
यदन्नं भक्षयेन्नित्यं जायते तादृशी प्रजा ||
dIpo bhakShayate dhvAntam kajjalam cha prasUyate |
yadannam bhakShayennityam jAyate tAdRishI prajA ||
Lamp eats darkness and produces [black] soot!
What food (quality) [one] eats daily, so will [one] produce.
This reminds me the saying of my elders that the feelings of person who is preparing the food also matter. It is told me why people in religious places enjoy the food as everyone while preparing food keep on chanting mantras or remember the god and the goodness passes in the food , so it becomes more tastier.
HOW I MAKE MYSELF AND MY FAMILY EAT AT HOME
I too prefer eating at home and I must thank the food bloggers and Google that I can cook different cuisines at home. Even I love giving twist to them so that no one could get a chance to leave the dinning table without appreciating my cullinary skills. Learning to cook new dishes at home has been possible in this Internet Era being wifi as a ( hidden) best friend for your kitchen. There are 50 % people in India who learning and trying new cuisines and dishes at home ( As the Godrej Food Trends Report says ) and I am happy to be a part of it.
Take a look at what I made for kids in BREAKFAST and for myself in LUNCH and DINNER. Isnt it yummy !!!!
Here is Lunch ready to serve….
Dinner ready with a twist of veggies and left over chickpeas…..
DEVELOPING THE CULLINARY SKILLS IN CHILDREN TOO BY EATING AT HOME
When I am experimenting with cooking skills , how can my kiddos be left behind . They too are always ready to try to cook and serve the food with love. I must appreciate their way of presentation. This culinary education is must for children at home or in schools for their healthy future as 25 % people of India are agree with it , as the report says.
These skill are neccessary too as they have to live independently at some point of life. What can be better than giving a real life demo at home in the early stages of life. It gives them an immense pleasure by doing things independently.
HOW TO MAKE ‘EATING AT HOME ‘POSSIBLE WHEN YOU HAVE NO TIME TO COOK
Due to working in Multinational companies and busy family schedules , we can’t cook food regularly. In such cases people prefer to have a helping hand i. e. a person who cooks food for them. They prefer to train them for different dishes , according to Godrej Food Trends Report 2018 . It is not very difficult . You have to once teach them as they pick up very quickly. I am vegetarian but these dishes are cooked by my maid servant under my guidance . I opened the recipe and guided her and she did a wonderful job !
Eating at home , under your guidance works as a medicine as it said in Ayurveda
“Food is medicine when consumed properly.”
Sometimes a simple food , having two dishes on a table with a family gives you an immense pleasure which even a five star hotel can’t give. The one who returns back home after a week long tour and eat food at home can understand this feeling better.
In the nut shell , we can say that eating at home is best for happy and healthy life.
Remember these lines from Bhaagwat Gita
” Foods dear to those in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, fatty, wholesome, and pleasing to the heart.”
How about following this new trend in your family ??? If you find something which is good for us , make it a habit rather than a trend !??
Eat Healthy and Stay Happy
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