Thursday, July 23, 2009

Healthy Eating Tips

A Tangy Way to Cut Fat
To lower the fat in your favorite full-fat mayonnaise, combine it with an equal amount of fat-free plain yogurt for a reduced-fat “mayo” that adds tang to tuna, potato, and chicken salad, not to mention coleslaw.
Alternatives to Cooking with Butter
Butter can be eliminated from some recipes. When browning onions, hamburger, etc., you can spray your skillet with non-stick spray or use chicken or beef broth instead of butter. When baking, you can use reduced-calorie margarine instead of butter, but the texture will not always come out right. You've got to experiment a little. Non-fat margarines currently on the market do not bake well at all. Just remember...with baked goods, it's not always the calorie content per cookie or piece of cake, it's how many you eat! Remembering that has helped me maintain my weight better than any reduced calorie diet.

Olive Oil Uses

Use olive oil to fry scrambled eggs, omelets or fried eggs. Use instead of margarine or butter for healthier eggs!

Tips to cut the fat from your cooking
Need more healthy eating tips? Cut back on the amount of Cheddar cheese a recipe calls for, and add a bit of lower-fat Parmesan cheese for flavor. Remove the skin from chicken, it reduces the fat substantially. When possible, substitute beans for red meat in a recipe. Prepare mashed potatoes with low-fat chicken broth instead of cream and butter.

Spaghetti Squash
Looking for healthy eating tips? Spaghetti squash is great for any diet that you're on. It's also really easy to make. Cut it in half horizontally, scoop out the seeds, put saran wrap over it, then place it face down in a microwave safe dish with a little water. Microwave it for about 15 minutes. Use a fork to scrape out the "noodles." Substitute it for any noodle recipe!

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