People who have a talent for preparing delicious but healthy dishes believe it is critical to present food that tastes good, is made with natural ingredients, and is good for you. Fortunately, this does not have to mean avoiding many traditional recipes. These pointers may be useful:
Portion Control-Being mindful of portion size can help you control your weight gain. When serving meat, for example, nutritionists recommend not serving a portion larger than a deck of cards. Fill empty plates (and stomachs) with vegetables and whole grains.
Serve a healthy vegetable soup and a side salad as an appetizer before dinner. People can fill up on vegetables instead of less nutritious foods this way. Also, if you're trying to eat less, keep in mind that our bodies frequently confuse thirst for hunger. So, before you start eating dessert, try drinking a large glass of water and waiting a few minutes. You might discover that you're not as hungry as you thought.
Cooking Hints-As simple as switching to nonstick oil sprays can make a significant difference in how healthy a meal is. The new Mazola PureTM Cooking Spray, for example, is a healthier alternative to high-saturated-fat products like butter or margarine. It imparts PureTM flavor and aroma to food, is ideal for fat-free cooking, and, unlike other leading sprays, contains no alcohol or silicone. It is available in three flavors: canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, and natural butter. It also has no cholesterol and 0g trans fat per serving.
The spray can be used to add light flavor when grilling sandwiches, making popcorn, holding seasonings in place on meats and vegetables, sauteing, pan-searing seafood and chicken, flipping pancakes, and browning foods in the microwave, among other things.
Try this delectable and nutritious recipe:
Roasted Seasoned Potatoes
- 2 lbs mini red or gold potatoes
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp rosemary dried
- 1 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
- Mazola Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pure Cooking Spray
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lightly spray a 9′′ x 13′′ baking pan with olive oil spray.
- To make a seasoning blend, combine garlic, rosemary, Kosher salt, and black pepper. Place aside.
- Scrub potatoes under cold running water to remove excess skin.
- Cut the potatoes into 1′′ x 1′′ cubes. If you're using tiny potatoes, don't cut them.
- Spray a baking pan with olive oil cooking spray and coat the potatoes with it. After spraying the potatoes, mix them together to ensure an even coating.
- Stir in the reserved seasoning blend and Parmesan cheese. Spread the mixture in a single layer and lightly spray the tops with additional spray to help them brown.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 450°F.