Updated: Mar 24, 2021
Theres honestly nothing more irritating than seeing your favorite foods become unrecognizable after changes and edits to recipes. What if..... there was a way to enjoy the same foods, but just with a healthier twist.....
A good method as noted by registered dietician Marisa Moore, is to fill up on the vegetables. Sweet potatoes, beans and collards contain lots of protein and other nutrients which can both help to add the feeling of fullness but also nutritional value.
Small edits to your favorite recipe shouldn't cause distress, instead see this as a way to experiment with your most loved dishes and a way to give your body a boost of nutrition.
Another substitution? Go for a pan fry instead of using the deep fryer. Another way to get that same fried taste, think about air frying. Look at these air fryers to see which ones fit your kitchen and budget. Final suggestion for ways to avoid the deep fryer? Coat your fish or meat in crushed nuts or panko crumbs and bake your dish.
There are some other steps we can take as well. Need to use heavy cream for a recipe? Skip it. Instead use low fat milk thickened in flour. Another quick substitution is to cook with less oil, obviously that's not always the easiest; but even simply measuring out a tablespoon of oil will help. It's amazing to see how much a tablespoon of oil actually is. Finally, try using whole wheat flour for baking or other flour related purposes. Small edits to your favorite recipe shouldn't cause distress, instead see this as a way to experiment with your most loved dishes and a way to give your body a boost of nutrition.
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