has changed all our daily routines, including how and what we eat.
The 2020 Food & Health Survey from the International Food
Information Council shows that eight of 10 Americans have altered
their food habits, with the biggest change being cooking at
haven’t already done so…swim into the kitchen and help
the family out by learning to cook. Grab your tablet or favorite
screen and log into these YouTube channels to help you learn to
cook or explore new recipes to expand your repertoire.
Log into Cooking with Team USA to see Olympic athletes
share their favorite recipes in short, entertaining video clips. I
think you will especially like the video, “Tucker Dupree Can
Swim and Sauté,” featuring four-time gold medal
Paralympic swimmer, Tucker Dupree. His dish is made in a water bath
(OK, there are a lot of puns in the videos). Poached Vietnamese
Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles is easy and delicious. Check out
all of the videos to learn some new skills and nutrition facts
along the way.
- Michelle Dudash is a registered
dietitian and chef, and hosts a YouTube channel called
Dish with Dudash. From the easy Baked Salmon or Guacamole
recipes to the more complex recipe for Pulled Pork Carnitas in the
Instant Pot, her enthusiasm for good nutrition and tasty dishes is
just right for athletes.
The Real Food Dietitians feature two registered
dietitians, Jessica and Stacie, who deliver a variety of videos
using real foods. They also provide loads of recipes for those with
dietary restrictions or allergies, such as nut-free, gluten-free,
- If you are looking for vegan
recipes, lot into Canadian dietitian Abbey Sharp’s YouTube
channel section on
healthy vegan ideas. You might be thinking that if it is vegan
it must be healthy, but not necessarily so. Abbey’s videos
(over 40 vegan recipes) will introduce you to some delicious ideas,
like spicy watermelon fingers…a perfect summer treat.
- Lastly, t
his YouTube Channel from Allrecipes.com is great for those
who don’t know much about cooking. The “How to
make” series show you the basics on how to make pancakes to
banana bread, and to my favorite, “Starbuck’s Copycat
you learn to cook, then invite your family around the table to
share the meal. Research from The Food Industry Association shows
that family meals make families stronger. Family connections
increase, self-esteem improves, positive social behaviors and
strong family relationships result from sharing family meals. And,
we all need to be strong!