Healthy Recipe Tips For the Average Senior

A healthy recipe doesn’t necessarily have to be low in calories, fat or salt. You can cut the amount of salt, sugar and fat without sacrificing flavor in many healthy recipes. Use these tips: Reduce the amount of butter, shortening and oil used in your recipe. Use a little more olive oil than you think is needed for a healthier recipe.

Cook the recipe in 30 minutes or less. Salmon is very tasty when it is still cooked from the sea but you’ll get better flavor and nutrition from grilled or braised salmon. Braise or stew a piece of chicken or fish in a flavorful stock and add a basting sauce to increase the nutrients in the meal. Vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and cauliflower cook fast and you’ll still get plenty of flavor from them without the extra calories.

Make a baked potato bar, using low-fat cheddar cheese in place of cream cheese and bake in an aluminum pan. Bake until the potatoes are crisp and the cheese is melted. Use low-fat sour cream to add a creamy, cheesy texture to your casserole. If you have cooked a chicken breast or a turkey breast previously, don’t toss them into the crock pot to cook. Place them on a plate and add your shredded peppercorn to give them an extra kick.