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Why Baking Is Good for You

Why Baking Is Good for You

Few things in the world beat the smell of something baking fresh in the oven. Whether it’s a cake, bread, pie or any other delectable dish being prepared, baking offers a number of benefits — and not just for the people who get to eat the wonderful food being served. From sharpening your memory to keeping you moving, here are a few reasons why baking, or learning to bake, can be good for you.

It Can Help Your Mind

Baking is a skill, but it’s one that’s easy to pick up and fun to learn as you go. For experienced bakers, there’s always a new trick to try or technique to perfect, and for those just starting out, learning is all a part of the fun. One of the main reasons why is because unlike cooking, baking doesn’t require the same kind of guesswork. It’s more science than artform. While cooking a meal, you might have to adjust different measurements and seasonings to get the taste just right, but baking is typically more straightforward and requires following a recipe exactly, which means it’s easy to practice and get better over time. As you get more experience, you’ll also start to remember different measurements and amounts, such as three teaspoons equals one tablespoon, and the steps you need to take for each recipe. You’ll also start to learn more about different ingredients and how they interact with one another in the food you’re preparing, helping to keep your mind engaged and sharp.

You Can Make Healthier Foods

If you love baked goods but not the high fat and sugar content that’s often in them, you’re not alone. Store-bought cakes, cookies, pies and even breads can contain ingredients that aren’t healthy or that are too high in certain amounts. When you’re the one in charge of making the food, however, you can substitute certain ingredients that alter a dish to make it better for you. For instance, you can substitute half the oil with applesauce in some recipes. Applesauce has virtually no fat in it and provides valuable nutrients oil doesn’t have. Another option is to switch out the sugar for another sweetener to reduce calories and minimize problems for those who need to limit their sugar intake.

It Gets You Moving

Turning a set of ingredients into a single food doesn’t happen on its own. You need to mix, knead, stir and lift to get everything into its proper place in the correct order. While there are plenty of kitchen gadgets available to lend a helping hand, such as hand mixers and food processors, there’s still an element of movement and activity you need to put in. It’s a great way to make sure you’re up and active for part of the day, and food always tastes that much better when you’ve put in the work beforehand.

It's Fun

No matter how young or old you are, making something is always satisfying. There’s something special about seeing how you put all the different parts together and followed the instructions to get to the final product. There’s a sense of excitement when you place something into the oven and have to wait to see its final form, and it’s fascinating to watch a sticky, sloppy dough somehow turn into a tasty treat, almost as if by magic. That sense of wonder never goes away either. Whether it’s your first time baking or you’ve done it thousands of times, seeing the end result is always a joy — and so is tasting it!

The More the Merrier

There’s a saying about too many cooks in the kitchen, but that rarely holds true with baking. In fact, baking is a terrific activity to do with friends, and it’s the perfect opportunity for caregivers and clients to share together. Splitting the baking duties is also a great way to learn more complicated recipes and work through some of the more technical baking techniques as you grow into the hobby.

Conclusion

In the end, the best part about baking is probably getting to eat what you made at the end, but don’t discount the other benefits of getting to that stage. Baking can be a fun hobby that’s easy to get into and a joy to share with others. If you’re looking to get started or to continue on your journey in the kitchen, talk with our team at Visiting Angels Toms River. We offer a wide range of home care services including Companion Care, which can assist your loved one with cooking (and baking!), light housekeeping, errands and more. Get in touch with us to learn more by calling 732-538-8301.

Serving The Greater Toms River- Brick area and communities throughout Ocean County

Visiting Angels TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY
74 Brick Blvd #109A
Brick, NJ 08723
Phone: 732-240-1050
Fax: 732-240-0702

Serving The Greater Toms River- Brick area and communities throughout Ocean County

Visiting Angels TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY
74 Brick Blvd #109A
Brick, NJ 08723
Phone: 732-240-1050
Fax: 732-240-0702
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Visiting Angels of Toms River Receives 2022 Best of Home Care® – Provider and Employer of Choice Awards

 

Brick Visiting Angels of Toms River announced today that it has received both the 2022 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on clien tand caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. Visiting Angels of Toms River is now ranked among a small handful of home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide an exceptional working experience to employees and the highest quality care to clients.

 

“We want to congratulate Visiting Angels of Toms River on receiving both the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award and the Best of Home Care Employer of Choice Award, ”says Todd Austin, President of Home Care Pulse. “Since these awards are based on real, unfiltered feedback from clients and caregivers, Visiting Angels of Toms River has proven their dedication to providing a great work environment and solid training to employees, while maintaining their focus on client and caregiver satisfaction. We are pleased to recognize their dedication to quality, professionalism, and expertise in home care.”

 

Best of Home Care providers have contracted with Home Care Pulse to gather feedback from their clients and caregivers via live phone interviews each month. Because Home Care Pulse is an independent company, it can collect honest and unbiased feedback.

“By winning both awards, we are part of a select few home care agencies in the nation.  This shows our dedication to the industry and striving to make it better every day,” says Dave Frost, Executive Director Visiting Angels of Toms River.

 

“At Home Care Pulse, our mission is to help home care businesses create an experience that goes beyond client and caregiver expectations,” says Todd Austin, President of Home Care Pulse. “We’re thrilled to recognize Visiting Angels of Toms River as a Best of Home Care award-winning provider and celebrate their accomplishments in building a team of happy, qualified caregivers who provide outstanding care for their clients.”

 

 

To find out more about Visiting Angels of Toms River’s commitment to excellence, please visit www.visitingangels.com/ocnj or call 732-240-1050.

 

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About Visiting Angels- Visiting Angels is the nation's leading network of non-medical, private duty home care agencies. Licensed, bonded, and insured, we specialize in both hourly and live-in home care services for adults and seniors. From as little as 1 hour a day up to full 24-hour service, Visiting Angels provide both short, and long- term home care throughout Ocean County New Jersey. Staying Home is still the # 1 preferred choice by seniors. Simply call us to learn more about our service and how we can accommodate your individual needs. Our professionally trained staff at Visiting Angels is always available to answer your questions.732-240-1050

 

About Home Care Pulse

Home Care Pulse leads the home care industry in experience management, online training, and review management. Through its Care Intelligence Platform, HCP empowers home care providers to attract and retain caregivers even during a historic caregiver shortage. HCP also conducts the annual Home Care Benchmarking Study, the most comprehensive survey of home care providers in North America and administers the annual Best of Home Care awards to agencies that achieve best-in-class client and caregiver satisfaction scores. For more information, visit https://www.homecarepulse.com/.