5 things to do in the kitchen to make cooking healthier

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jan 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-28 13:59:04-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- When asked which option is healthier -- eating out or eating in -- most people would probably say eating in.

But that may largely depend on a person's habits in the kitchen.

According to a TIME article, many people have a few habits that can reduce the health benefits of cooking.

Among them -- eating snacks like cheese or nuts, or having a glass of wine while cooking. Fitness experts suggest having healthier snacks, like vegetables.

If you eat some of the unhealthier options, cutting back on calories in other places -- like replacing cooking oil with olive oil -- might be a good idea.

Avoiding cheesy meals is also a good idea. Many of them tend to have a lot of calories.

Finally, skipping dessert is a good way to make in-home eating healthier.