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June 8, 2021 35 mins

Do you wish you felt motivated to cook? Certified holistic nutritionist and healthy chef Maria Marlowe shares her favorite kitchen hacks: from easy meal prep ideas, must-have time saving tools, and mouthwatering, healthy recipes, you'll be inspired to reward yourself with some homemade happiness.

Making healthy, and delicious meals can feel overwhelming: from shopping to prepping, cooking to cleanup, it can feel like another chore on your to-do list. But this episode is all about getting you excited to cook more of your own meals by making it fun, quick, and rewarding!

Author of The Real Food Grocery Guide  and host of the Happier & Healthier Podcast, Maria shares her insight and food wisdom to help you improve your health, one delicious bite at a time. She uses spices as her medicine cabinet, is all about 20 minute recipes, and shares how she makes vegetables taste so good, you'll be craving them every day!

Episode Timestamps: 

2:02 Maria’s basic steps to making a healthy meal

3:14 How did Maria first get started in the culinary field

6:04 Maria and her skin care issues that connect to diet

8:50 How to make vegetables taste better

10:00 Maria’s favorite kitchen tools and cheat codes

12:00 Making fresh nut milk

13:27 Tips for cooking meal for busy people

17:15 Maria shares some easy and healthy recipes

21:07 Going with the flow vs meal planning

22:50 Cooking with salsa and spices to add flavor and keep dishes healthy

26:25 Some of Maria’s favorite new vegetables at the farmers market

27:30 What is a lotus root?

28:48 Having a large variety of vegetables in our diet

30:15 Adding good fats to our diet

33:35 Tips for picking healthy snacks of junk food


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Hosted by: Jill de Jong

Produced and edited by: AJ Moseley

Sound Engineering by: Steve Riekeberg

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