Arian Azarbar — Cooking for a Healthier Lifestyle When Traveling

Cooking meals at home is one of the easiest ways to start a healthy lifestyle.

Arian Azarbar
Jun 8, 2018 · 3 min read
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Arian Azarbar understands that healthy cooking is the key to balancing out the foods offered while travelling.

1. Instead of Oil — Sauté with Herbs and Water

It has become normal to cook our foods in oil. However, adding unnecessary fat whenever we cook is one of the worst ways to maintain a proper diet. Consider this — depending on the oil, one teaspoon of oil contains in it 14 to 17 grams of fat. Even when cooking with high temperatures, the addition of cooking oils makes food more rancid. However, by substituting cooking oils with just little herbs and water, you can drastically improve your nutritional intake while still maintaining the ability to cook your foods.

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Arian Azarbar suggests water instead of oils, to reduce the impact of consuming an abundant amount of fats.

2. Instead of Fry — Pan Roast

If you don’t want more steamed or baked vegetables, simply pan roast your greens without reverting back to the unhealthy way with heated oils. This is not the same as baking. You cook the vegetables at a higher temperature and on a pan rather than a dish. When pan-roasting, your greens become crispy on the outside while staying soft on the inside. Also, they are easily refrigerated to snack on later or for leftovers.


3. Instead of Ready-Made Sauces, Condiments, and Dressings — Make Your Own

Making your own condiments is easy and for the most part, take only a minute to prepare. Alternatively, you can refrigerate them for later use. Doing this provides you with a fresher product, no preservatives, less sodium, and no sugar and oil. Preservatives can cause allergic reactions or other health risks; high sodium can lead to high blood pressure; processed foods contain unknown chemicals that do nothing but harm the body, and sugar as well as oil are empty calories that lead to weight gain.

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Arian Azarbar is as busy as anyone, and prefers to meal prep and cook for more than just the next meal.

4. Do Not Cook for Only One Meal — Prepare Meals in Batches

If you have all the materials out for one meal, save time and energy by taking care of other meals as well. Some meals don’t require cooking and some others can be frozen. This is also great for preparing healthy desserts. Make more than one serving, and freeze the rest for another day or when a craving strikes.


Arian Azarbar

Arian Azarbar is from the LaSalle burough of Montreal…

Arian Azarbar

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Arian Azarbar is one of the leading real estate professionals in the LaSalle, Montreal region. Arian has worked with government organizations & municipalities.

Arian Azarbar

Arian Azarbar is from the LaSalle burough of Montreal, Quebec. As a leading real estate professional in Quebec, Arian has experience in business management and entrepreneurship. This helps him excel as a real estate professional with unique strengths.

Arian Azarbar

Written by

Arian Azarbar is one of the leading real estate professionals in the LaSalle, Montreal region. Arian has worked with government organizations & municipalities.

Arian Azarbar

Arian Azarbar is from the LaSalle burough of Montreal, Quebec. As a leading real estate professional in Quebec, Arian has experience in business management and entrepreneurship. This helps him excel as a real estate professional with unique strengths.

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