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Ten Ways to Cook Healthier
Getting back to basics in prepper cooking

Prepping ways to cook healthier.
Cook healthier as a prepper. Your long term survival depends on
good and healthy food in your prepper's pantry, so feed your
family only the highest quality you can afford in good times,
and prepare for bad times with only the highest quality food
reserves. Below are some ideas for cooking healthier whether
you're camping or prepping...

Ten Ways To Cook and Prep Healthier
Healthy cooking and preparedness go hand in hand. Your
survival depends on cooking healthy.

The following tips will help preppers cook healthier:

#1: Throw away your microwave.
The easiest way to start cooking healthier is to throw away your
microwave oven. The microwave is a crutch for fast food and an
unhealthy lifestyle. Slow down and cook your food properly.

Why should you throw away your microwave:

  • Radiation. Don't let anyone convince you that radiation is
    good for you ~ if it doesn't come from the sun, then it's
    not healthy! You'll stop using a microwave when you
    realize how dangerous it is to cook with a microwave oven.

  • It's not just the radiation that's unhealthy. Using a
    microwave encourages you to eat frozen junk food.

  • You don't need it. Probably 92% of preppers have a
    microwave when there's no reason to own one. You really
    don't need a microwave ~ and likely the one you're using is
    old and needs replacing anyway, so you may as well throw
    it away! Set aside your microwave in the garage for a week
    and see how easy it is to boil your own water on the stove,
    or heat a meal in the oven. Then make the final step and
    take it to the junk yard. Be happy and healthy when you
    dump it. Instead of buying a new microwave, you'll have
    more money for your preps.

#2: Don't use aluminum cookware.
Both aluminum foil and cookware made of aluminum is toxic to
the human body: don't cook with aluminum. This toxic metal
poses increased risks of Alzheimer disease, dementia, Parkinson’
s, and brain deformities.

  • Don't cook in aluminum foil. It may be tempting to cook
    foods on the grill wiht aluminum or make tasty camp treats
    by wrapping them in aluminum, but this is unhealthy for
    you and for the birds. Aluminum foil contains tin, which is
    toxic to birds. Don't cook with aluminum, even a baked
    potato on the grill.

  • Find non-toxic cookware. You may think you need
    aluminum cookware while camping is okay because it's
    lightweight, but you'd be wrong. Better to buy a quality
    titanium cookset or stainless steel cookset. An exception is
    this non-Toxic Anodized Aluminum Camping Cookset, which
    conducts heat quickly and is survival gear that is built to

#3: Get cast iron cookware.
Now that you've tossed the microwave, you should start to use
a cast iron dutch oven. Cast iron provides fast, even heating
and you'll get some added benefits ~  a healthy portion of iron
will release into your food. Cooking in cast iron boosts the iron
in your diet. This is particularly true of cooking acidic foods.

Iron is important because it supports your metabolism. For kids
iron is also important because supports muscle growth and
development. Iron deficiencies are common and can leave a
person feeling very tired. Someone with an iron deficiency may
also have headaches. These symptoms may be an indication of

Cast iron is non-toxic cookware and it's also non-stick (for the
most part).
Get into Lodge cast iron cookware! Lodge is a
healthy cast iron cooking essential for a prepper's kitchen.
Lodge comes in a variety of sizes and styles to meet all your
cooking needs.

#4: Buy only heirloom, organic and Non-GMO foods;
Another way to cook healthier as a preppers is to buy only
heirloom and organic, non-GMO foods. Preppers usually know
the importance of
buying non-GMO seeds for the reason that it's

It pays to
look for non-GMO especially when it comes to corn.
The only way to stop Monsanto from poisoning our food supply
is to buy organic. Every time you buy non-organic, it's like
voting for Monsanto. One way to stand up to Monsanto is to:

#5: Look for soy-free products.
Skip the soy! Most soy is genetically engineered with possible
risk of fertility problems, hormone disruption and more health
hazards. The food industry is lying to you about, which foods
include soy. You'll be astonished and amazed to find soy lurking
in products you didn't even think have soy in them.

As if it weren't bad enough,
doctors warn if you eat soy you'll
look five years older!

Here are the top five places soy is hiding in your food:
  1. Sliced bread. Mono and di-gylcerides lurk in just about every
  2. Popular brands of mayonnaise are made of soybean oil!
    Look at a jar of Best Foods Mayonnaise and you'll see the
    first ingredient is soybean oil! A healthier alternative is
    Hain Safflower Mayonnaise, pictured right.
  3. Most chocolate includes soy lecithin, an emulsifier. Since
    96% of the soy on the market is GMO, you can find a good
    alternative in organic chocolates.
  4. Terriyaki sauce and Tamari, both of which have ample
    amounts of soy sauce.
  5. Protein bars. Look and you'll see soy protein isolate.

  • Soy has dozens of different names in the food industry
    (and you should avoid all soy products unless they are
    organic), including:
  • edamame
  • hydrolyzed soy protein
  • lecithin
  • mono-diglycerides
  • MSG (monosodium glutamate)
  • soya, soja and yuba (bean curd)
  • tempeh
  • TSF (textured soy flour)
  • TSP (textured soy protein)
  • TVP (textured vegetable protein) - a popular vegan
    meat substitute often found in freeze dried food for

  • Other places soy may hide in foods that contain words like:
  • artificial flavoring, natural flavoring
  • hydrolyzed plant protein
  • hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
  • Vegetable broth

#6: Look for grass-fed beef.
Eat beef the way your grandparents and great grandparents
before them did: eat only grass-fed beef. Grass-fed is more
expensive, but it's better to buy less and to be healthier. The
more people who buy grass-fed, the less expensive it will

#7: Grind your own!
Many preppers grind their own wheat to make delicious
homemade breads, pizzas and other baked goods; but that's
usually where it stops.

Get a Wondermill Junior Grain Mill
The Wondermill Junior Hand Grain Mill is faster and more
efficient than other hand mills. The Wonder Junior Deluxe hand-
crank grain mill can grind 1.25 cups of flour in a single minute
and produce 65% more than other more expensive hand
operated grain mills but for half the price. BPA-free, Wondermill
Junior grinds by keeping all the health benefits and nutrients
intact. Plus, you'll be ready for off-grid living with it.

This is a grain mill manual that's built to last a lifetime of use
with a heavy duty unibody construction made from high quality
aircraft aluminum and super strong epoxy coating so it's lighter
than other grain mills in its price range, easy to clean and
almost indestructible.

This Deluxe hand grain grinder comes with a double clamp
mount that securely attaches the mill to a table or counter; no
drilling required. The stainless steel burrs allow you to mill oily
foods and those with high moisture content

There are so many things you can grind yourself:

#8: Make your own butter, choose healthier fats.
One of the best things you can do to cook healthier is to make
your own butter and select the best fats.

How to c
  • Buy organic butter if you can't make your own.
  • Skip the Crisco and the margarine. Use the Crisco to make
    candles, don't eat it! Hydrogenated oils are lurking there.
  • Choose healthier oils, like olive oil or coconut oil.
  • Churn your own butter! With powdered milk and a hand-
    powered butter churn, pictured right, you can make off grid

#9: Grow your own.
Small container gardening is a fun hobby and way to help you
get even more preps because you're saving money! Buying fresh
tomatoes is very expensive, and it's much tastier to grow them
yourself. Not to mention, that tomatoes are easy to grow! If
anything you can grow lettuce and tomatoes for your
sandwiches. Here are more ideas:

#10: Learn to can.
Canning is healthy cooking because you're bringing your own
fresh produce

Popular with preppers is
Home Canning. Certainly canning is an
inexpensive and healthy way to get food on your table (if done
properly, as
botulism is always a risk). By canning your own
food, you'll be able to control the food you stash for end times:
your own home grown organic goodness.

Get an All American pressure Canner Cooker
The quality and heavy-duty All Ammerican Pressure Canner
Cooker, is a large capacity canner. You need a pressure cooker
when canning vegetables and nonacid fruit, since the high heat
that can be generated will kill more bacteria than a regular hot
water bath. Made in Wisconsin, this is an American classic
pressure cooker that requires no rubber or plastic gaskets or

Healthy canning
Be sure to check out healthycanning.com! Their tagline is "home
preserving that's as good for the body as it is for the mind!" The
emphasis of healthycanning.com is to be healthy in all aspects
and to ensure information on canning is both safe and healthy.
The site aims "to provide transparency and clarity for the
canning recommendations that come from reputable sources,"
and to "promote that knowledge transfer to help it compete
more successfully against misinformation out there on the
Internet." Rest assured it's healthy cooking and tasty fun!

Ideas from healthycanning.com include:

  • Fruits: Get recipes and unusual fruit canning ideas from
    healthycanning.com. Try canning rhubarb, hone-canned
    strawberries, or canning grapes! For recipes try watermelon
    jelly, pears with brandy or canned cinnamon pears!

  • Vegetables: Healthycanning.com gives honest advice on
    cooking tastier beans. You must pressure can them or
    pickle them ~ as there's no other way for tasty beans that
    taste nothing like the canned green beans you can buy
    from the store.

  • Meats and meals: You'll find recipes on home canned
    goulash, chicken chili verde, home canned sloppy joes and

Happy endings...
Healthy cooking is happy cooking. Cook more like grandma or
great grandma did and you'll be healthier.

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