Cooking Class Teaches Portion, Calories and Food Combinations

Too often as adults, we find ourselves eating the same foods while ignoring the effects they have on our health. It’s not only children that tend to turn a blind eye towards their veggies. After years and years of bad eating habits, a person may have trouble changing their diet or even being open to trying something new. It’s fascinating how cooking classes can introduce a whole new world of flavor combinations to your selection of food. Expanding your palate doesn’t only create a new array of recipes, but it shows that not all vegetable taste boring or bland. There are condiments such as hummus that just might adjust your taste buds for celery or other greens.

When it comes to portion sizes and calories, many people seem to overlook the two because they feel as though they have to count each calorie. However, that’s not true at all. Cooking classes help teach portion control and give you an idea of how many calories are in the common foods we consume so that you don’t overestimate or underestimate your caloric intake. Whether at a party or home, many people try to fill up their plates with food. A cooking class might teach you tricks to avoid overeating. For instance, you can always use a smaller plate or bowl when eating instead of bigger plates and bowls. You’ll learn to psychologically retrain yourself to eat smaller portions so that when you fill up the small bowl, you’re more likely to feel fuller soon and eat less overall.

If you didn’t fancy Brussel sprouts as a child, try it again and maybe with a healthy dip. A large component of taking a cooking class is open-minded to new and different foods and food combinations.