Lancashire Times
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2:00 AM 3rd June 2022

Healthy Heart Tip: Cooking From Scratch

Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Tip, written by the Health Promotion and Education Team at Heart Research UK

Cooking from scratch can be more nutritious, tastier, cheaper, and it doesn’t have to take long.

Give it a go and enjoy the sense of achievement once you’ve cooked a delicious meal.

Keep it Simple!

If you are new to cooking from scratch, try to keep meals simple to start with. If time is an issue, prep your meals in advance, for example, you may measure out your ingredients the night before, or practice batch cooking.

Utilise your Freezer

The freezer can be an important extension to your store cupboard. Did you know you can freeze herbs, fruits and vegetables? These can be very convenient to grab when you need them, and can help you cut down on food waste!

Staple Ingredients

Always keep ingredients for a few staple meals in the pantry and freezer so that there is a meal just 30 minutes away. This may include dried pasta, quinoa, rice, lentils, canned tomatoes, frozen veg, herbs, spices and olive oil.

For more tips on how to improve your heart health, visit

Heart Research UK
Proud to stand out from the crowd, Heart Research UK is the charity dedicated to your heart. They inspire and invest in pioneering medical research, ground-breaking training and education, and in communities to improve their heart health for themselves. For over 50 years they have driven advancements in the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease to benefit patients as soon as possible.