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5 Nutrition Tips We Stand Behind At Cooked

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Stick to Health Basics It's easy to find your head spinning with health and pseudo health information these days.  At Cooked we believe that sticking to nutritional basics will get you far in reaching your health and wellness goals.  Here are 5 of our favorite health pillars to stick by.    Rock the ABCD's:That's right, Vitamin's A, B, C, D are all essential to feeling well, stress management, to children's growth, brain development, and more. Make sure you and your family are loading up on foods rich in these vitamins. Vitamin A: Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, ApricotsVitamin B: Meat, Fish, Dairy, Whole...

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Boredom Busters For Active Kids on Cold Days

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It's no secret that Winter 2018 is freezing.  When stuck inside, it can be hard to even work up energy to get active, but it's important for kids and adults alike!  For children, not only are you teaching them healthy habits to maintain for life, but you are also helping them develop strong cardiovascular, muscular, and skeletal systems.  Furthermore, active kids are less likely to struggle with ADHD or depression and tend to struggle less in school. But what to do with grumpy or wild kids?  Here are 5 of our favorite games to get you and your family moving inside...

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5 Reasons Why We Love Cooked-- and Why You Will Too!

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1. Great food will make you perform your best: whether you are headed out for a bike ride or walking into an office meeting, having healthy meals full of essential vitamins and nutrients will help you perform your best! (photocredit: Chevanon Photography) 2. Farmed, Cooked, and packaged by real people who care.  When it comes to food, a personal touch makes a big difference and having the ability to carefully hand prepare and package each meal matters-- we are a midwestern company that focuses on quality and details. (Chef Jona, seen here, chatting with farmer from TJ's Free Range Poultry in Illinois). 3. We love the...

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If you want to change one thing about your diet this year, do this:

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It's resolution time. When it comes time to make new years resolutions each year, many people try to commit to a complete lifestyle change: going to the gym everyday, obliterating any processed foods, ruling out grains, and more. Such a change can be overwhelming and hard to stick to.  If you are looking to eat healthier, have more energy, and yes-- possibly even loose weight (without feeling hungry), we suggest one thing: eat 5 servings of fruit and veggies each day. Plant based diets have benefits in almost all areas of health, from mood to inflammation, and more. Looking for some...

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Food Standards: Everything You Want To Know About Cooked's Ingredients.

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At Cooked we understand that our meals fit into your larger healthy lifestyle: whether our meals are meant to replace unhealthy go-to options or to complement other evenings of healthy cooking at home, we know that you chose Cooked because quality counts.  Many customers have the same questions about our ingredients, so here is the information you want!   Fresh and Seasonal ProduceWe opt for fresh, seasonal produce that is local and/or organic whenever possible.  No AntibioticsWe source poultry and pork that has been raised without antibiotics Artisanal ProductsWe showcase local artisanal products including a rotation of craft drinks and snacks from the city...

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