Healthy Cooking Shortcuts with Jen Ator

Playing Cooking Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

The Doctors welcome Women's Health Magazine Fitness director Jen Ator to share some cooking shortcuts that are both easy and healthy.

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"Studies show that people who cook at home more often are likely to eat more vegetables, make better decisions when they are eating, and have a healthier relationship with food," she says. Jen's tips include:

How to use leftover jelly in a jar: She says to add equal parts oil and vinegar, plus salt and pepper, into the jar and shake to create a DIY berry vinaigrette salad dressing.

How to make grating cheese easier: She suggests spraying the grater with a vegetable or oil olive spray, which she says makes the grating smoother and will allow for an easy cleanup.

How to clean shellfish at home: Jen says to soak the shellfish in water a few tablespoons of flour for about 30 minutes, which she says will help expel the grittiness that is often found in shellfish.

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Check out more tips from Jen in her book, "The Women's Health Fitness Fix," and enter for your chance to win a copy of her book!