Greasy hamburgers and oily French fries might sound appealing in your mind, but your heart and other major organs need healthier fare. In fact, many families are trying to eat better today than in previous decades. There’s more information about healthy eating and thousands of recipes found online that makes it easy to alter your meals. Cook with health in mind as you try a few of these clever tips.
Swap Out the Oil
It’s true that fats do make food taste better. You don’t have to live with tasteless food when you want to be healthy, however. Simply choose your fats with care. Olive oil is one of the best fats to cook with because it has healthy nutrients packed into the bottle. Saute some potatoes in olive oil, and you’ll still have a delicious side dish. You can even cook chicken breast in olive oil for an Italian twist on a pan-fried recipe.
Go Gluten Free
Although you won’t cut any calories, choosing gluten-free products will make your body healthier than before. Gluten is part of most grain products, such as bread. Because of genetic engineering at the food-manufacturing level, gluten is often added in large amounts to your bread items. As a result, your digestive system might become irritated during its processes. Rice flour and other gluten-free alternatives are becoming popular in markets today as a healthy choice.
Try Air Frying
Baking and steaming are the common ways to cook foods without an oily component, but there’s a new appliance on the market. Air fryers, such as those found at airfryerreviews.com.au/, cook your food as if it was submerged in oil. You’ll still have a juicy, chicken breast or roast, but there’s no oil to create more calories in your meal.
Hide the Vegetables
If you love creamy mashed potatoes, add a healthy component to them. Mix in cauliflower as you mash everything together. Your entire family will have the potatoes they love, but it comes with nutritious cauliflower. Add vegetables to other recipes that can conceal their healthy presence. Kids will never know they’re eat their vegetables with ease.
If you don’t buy the unhealthy items, they won’t be present in your kitchen and no one will eat them. Instead of filling your cabinets with chips and cookies, add a decorative bowl to the kitchen countertop. Fill it with apples, oranges and bananas. The colorful fruit will encourage your family to eat healthier without much effort.
23 thoughts on “Cooking With Health in Mind”
I want to try air frying. I saw an infomercial on it and it seems really interesting and intriguing. I love hiding veggies in my meals so they are healthier. Cooking with health in mind is something I try to do every day.
I love my air fryer- it’s the greatest invention ever and actually makes the food crispy!
These are all great ideas. I will have to get a air fryer, I have been trying to eat healthier.
That looks delicious! I think it’s important to eat as healthily as possible. Not only for yourself, but for your family, as well. I’ll have to look into an air fryer.
I use olive oil the most, followed by coconut oil. veggie oil is a thing of the past in my kitchen.
I’ve been hearing a lot about air fryers, but I’ve never actually used one before. I need to give it a try. It’s a much healthier alternative to some of our family’s favorites.
I have heard a lot about air frying lately. IT is definitely something that I want to try.
I love to cook with butter, but I know it is not good for me. Using olive oil is a better swap that I enjoy.
love this! i love the idea of swapping out the oil. i am going to be switching it up from here on out too!
I love fried foods, which is why I do not own a deep fryer. I would love to explore the world of air frying!
An air fryer is on my wish list for the holidays since low carb living has done my body well in the past. Gotta find one.
These are all great tips and I am super excited to learn about air frying!! Oh and hiding the veggies is a great idea for kids like my son who are super picky!
Air Frying sounds really cool. I also need to start adding fruits and veggies to our diet instead of processed foods.
These are really good tips for healthier eating. I switched to a vegetarian diet a few months back and feel much better already!
Some really great suggestions. A friend of mine has a son that is super picky, I am going to share this and hope some of these ideas will help her out.
Air frying sounds like a really interesting way to cook – I really need to try and look into it more 🙂 x
I tried tried air frying and absolutely love it. I am definitely trying to swap out oil as well.
Olive oil stays on the back of my stove and that’s all we cook with. It works perfect for all the meals we need it for AND tastes healthier and not so greasy.
I do some hiding the veggies. It’s amazing how much I can get away with! Need to incorporate more of your ideas into our diets.
I really want to try air frying. It sounds like such a great way to cut down on fats.
My family is in the midst of converting to 100% gluten free because of my son’s intolerance to gluten. It has been hard but the amount of items that you have in your kitchen right now that are gluten free might surprise you as it did me.
I always wanted to buy an air fryer. I hope the price will be reduced eventually.
Great advice for hiding vegetables, I feel like it’s the best way to indulge in delicious food while still making it blend with health. Olive oil is a must as well.