September 2011 Stress Less

Cooking in a Pan
Want to de-stress and amp up your Nutritious Life? Then get cooking! Experts believe that cooking is the perfect stress reliever as it can boost creativity and self-esteem while providing pleasure and a sense of accomplishment. From the smell of fresh garlic to the sound of a simmering pot of soup, cooking is an explosion of the senses. Cooking your own meals saves you money and calories, so throw on the apron and get to work!

NLT: Not quite confident in the kitchen? Sign up for a local cooking class. You can perfect your skills in the kitchen, try out new foods and even meet new people. Check out your local culinary institute for a list of their recreational classes or visit to find cooking classes all around the country.

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