Are you looking for a healthy recipe that you can whip up in a jiffy? It doesn’t have to be super healthy to be good for you. Healthy recipes are those that are full of fresh ingredients that are good for you. Some are easy to make and others require more creativity. Try these suggestions to cut the number of calories, fat and salt in your favourite recipes. You can also reduce the number of fats, sugar and sodium without losing taste in healthy recipes too.
Use these guidelines: For cakes, use semi-sweet or dark chocolate and skim milk or half-and-half instead of whole milk; for breads, opt for whole-wheat or rye rather than white flour; and for vegetable recipes, use salad greens, roasted veggies, zucchini, mushrooms, carrots and cucumber instead of potato, rice or pasta. In Asian-style curries, add carrot, onion, chives or garlic. In Mexican dishes, use corn tortilla instead of beans. In other cuisines, use tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli or cauliflower instead of meat.
Make a delicious healthy meal by using low-fat sour cream, non-fat cheddar cheese, non-fat sour cream and grated Parmesan cheese. You can bake the whole thing in a hot oven. For a tasty treat, stir fried spinach or zucchini with cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, red onions, garlic and herbs in a skillet with olive oil until the ingredients are softened. When it’s cooked, serve with extra generous helpings of the healthy ingredients (itisushi or sushi style).