How toTansform Your Recipes Into Healthier Meals

If you are one of the many people looking to improve the health of your family you will be checking out your cooking methods and ingredients to see if they are up to scratch or letting you down.

When it comes to eating healthy, people think that they have to “diet” in order to eat better. This is not the case.

It is about more than just what you eat but how you prepare it that can make all the difference.

Eating healthy is about many things. For one, you can eat anything you want, as long as you eat the proper portions.

The truth of the matter is that most of us eat with wild abandon and count the calories later. Unfortunately, later is too late.

Just about any meal that you eat can be morphed into a healthier version. It only takes a little know how about ingredients and substitutions.

And, creating your meals at home is a good way to cut out a lot of the fat and calories that you would encounter in the same meal at a restaurant or prepackaged in the grocery store.

Know your Substitutions

Here are a few tips to help you substitute a healthier ingredient for ones called for in recipes.

1. Applesauce – When baking, plain unsweetened applesauce can be substituted for a portion of the oil.

You will have to combine the applesauce with water to achieve the same moistness.

In some recipes they call for a shorter cooking time to achieve this.

2. Low fat dairy – Dishes with sauces are a favorite for many families.

It adds cohesiveness to the meal when you can use it to bring all the parts together.

For example, beef stroganoff wouldn’t be the same without the gravy.

But, you can make it healthier by substituting fat free sour cream into the dish.

Also, choose leaner cuts of meat and whole wheat noodles to round out the dish.

Skim milk and light cream also make good substitutions.

3. The other “white meat” – Ground turkey breast is lower in fat that ground beef.

If you are making meatloaf, combine lean ground beef with ground turkey for a lower fat meal.

You can try this trick with burgers on the grill and lasagna as well.

4. Baked breads – White flour contains a lot of sugars that can lead to extra pounds on your body.

If you make your own bread and muffins, lower the amount of white flour in the recipe and substitute it with wheat flour. W

heat flour makes for chewier dough so combining the two makes a better taste.

5. Toasted bread or crackers – Believe it or not, bread crumbs are full of sugar.

If a recipe calls for them, use whole wheat crackers, toasted loaf bread (cut into cubes) or whole grain cereal.

These have less sugar and do the same job of coating your food.

6. Lettuce – Instead of using flour tortillas for wrap sandwiches, try a large piece of iceberg lettuce.

It takes a little getting used to but when the ingredients are flavorful, the outside doesn’t matter as much.

And, you will really put a dent in your calorie count.

Just because you want to eat better doesn’t mean you have to give up eating good food.

The good news is that healthy cooking doesn’t have to be difficult or boring.

With just a few small changes you can make a big difference in the health of you and your family.

You can learn more here about the specific steps you need to know for how to learn healthy cooking.

In this section here you will also learn all about the best low calorie substitutes to use when cooking a healthy diet.

Did you like this blog post?
Well first, share it so someone else can get some good advice about healthy cooking.

Then, subscribe so you don’t miss more – either subscribe to my RSS feed at the bottom of this page, or find the little guy waving at you on the bottom of the page and sign up to get my free ezine and gifts for my subscribers!

And if you have any tips or suggestions that you would like to share with us just click the COMMENTS link BELOW and send us your story!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Cooking & Recipes.

"Power Tips" magazine is back!
You Get A Free Complete Self Help Report delivered to your email box every edition, plus you get a free PLR article and other great gifts!

SUBSCRIBE BELOW ...  I promise you will want to USE what you learn!

I really want to know what you think of this site, this page, and to hear your tips or suggestions about it.

So please share your story or simply add a Comment in the comment box.

If you feel that the information on this page has been useful to you please give it a Like or share it with your friends - thanks!!

You are a life Saver!!

I recently discovered this site and I can tell you that my life has not been the same. I now come here EVERYDAY and spend at least 1 hour.

I used to spend that time browsing online fashion and beauty magazine which just means that I spend more. Now I have replaced that habit with coming here.

In future I will think about contributing articles as well. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! and God bless"

Contact Us | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | FAQ | Testimonials

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.