This week is inspired by a family member of mine who has recently started to live a healthier life style. She’s really has encompassed the idea that there are healthy alternatives to everything. Not every pan needs to be greased and not everything that’s sweet calls for sugar cubes.
Many times we grease pans, not just for flavor, but to prevent our food from sticking. There are other ways to cook food without it sticking. Investing in non-stick pans can really help reduce the amount of grease that is cooked within a dish. If you still want to use an oil or fat to flavor your dish you have the ability to use less with a non-stick pan. This way you don’t have to sacrifice the flavor you’re looking for, while still making the dish a bit more heart healthy.
Cooking spray is always a good alternative. Use this and get your flavor by crusting your dish with herbs. Pouching your dish can be great as well. Cooking a meal in liquids like broths and juices can add tons of flavor and keep a meal juicy and succulent.
Replace candy with a healthier alternative. Fruits have natural sugars making them a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without digging through the candy dish. Fruits also bake well and their juices can bring a new dimension to a dish by pouching with it.
Get ready for a new recipe coming up soon!