Many people have commented on healthy foods and the lack of flavor and texture they provide. I’m not sure which cookbooks they’re looking in. There are many tricks that can be used to make your favorite foods in a healthier manner.
Here are a few:
These fruits are high in monounsaturated fat, which means they are healthy. The richness can help satisfy the fat cravings you experience in a way that is beneficial to your body. Mixing it with salsa can improve the flavor and texture without adding a lot of salt.
Herbs Vs. Salt:
A little salt in a dish goes a long way towards making it taste better…even if it’s a dessert. Unfortunately, a lot of salt is what we tend to consume. Consider cutting back the salt by adding other herbs and spices. Strong flavors like sage and rosemary can help in this area.
These miracles of modern technology are helpful in more than just reducing cleanup time. You can saute to your heart’s content, as you don’t need a ton of oil to accomplish the cooking. You may need to add a bit of water to some foods, but without the oil, they are both tasty and healthy.
You don’t have to go without all oil when eating a healthy diet. Olive oil, like avocados, contain a healthy fat and is actually beneficial to your body. The better the quality, the healthier it is, so go ahead and splurge on the good stuff. You may be surprised by the flavor.
Invest in a good roasting pan with a rack and you will find many ways to enjoy your food. Roasting it above the pan allows any fat to drip off into the bottom. The rack also allows heat to circulate evenly, cooking both sides at the same time. One recipe my husband and I like a lot is roast chicken. Slip some seasonings under the skin, then roast as you normally would. Yum.
This is the Waterloo for many. Whole grain pasta and rice have a tendency to be gummy in flavor and texture. However, they aren’t the only ones at your supermarket. Corn tortillas are made from whole grain. Many pieces of bread using whole wheat flour taste great, though some of them to come out like cardboard. Play around until you find a product that suits your needs and taste buds.
It doesn’t take a lot to have a healthy, interesting and tasty diet. All you have to do is open your eyes to the possibilities and be willing to take some chances while you find foods that fit your lifestyle. It really is worth your time.
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