You should always stay away from fast food and as a replacement for cooking for home cooked food. Good healthy ingredients are good for you body and mind.
Add extra fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in to recipes. Organic fruits and vegetables are always the best for you, because they contain no pesticide but and contain extra antioxidants than the non-organically grown ones.
Point out cooking oil. Chinese cooks regularly in peanut oil, which has a great smoke flavor and a pleasant nuts smells, instead of both stir-frying and deep-frying. Instead of using oil go for a healthier version, try to spend Canola oil, which are much healthier monounsaturated fat and low in saturated fat, it is said that monounsaturated fats help cut the bad cholesterol. Asian sesame oil is good for stir-fry.
Grilling, broiling, steaming are always your best methods of cooking a healthy meal.
Try to cut the amount of salt you put on your food. As a replacement for salt, boost the amount of herbs and spices in the dish. Spices like curry powder, five-spice powder, and chili powder are salt-free while adding lots of flavor. And if you are using canned vegetables so as to contain salted, remember to rinse under cold running water to remove excess salt before cooking.
If you pick good foods to go in to what you are making, you will have a healthier meal when it is done.