how do I make all my recipe choises healthier?
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Cathralynn - posted on 11/30/2009
I use all the same recipes I just substitute low fat whole grain healthy ingredients. We use 1% milk and low fat sour cream/cheeses. Smart balance butter, and canola or olive oil. Whole grain pasta and breads. Lean meats. And as many real unprocessed fruits and veggies as possible. I've done this so long its just habit. When friends come over they don't know they are eating spaghetti with whole grain noodles, tons of fresh veggies, and ground turkey. They just eat it cause its yummy! And its still cheap and feeds a lot of people.
Karen - posted on 11/24/2009
By using only whole fresh and preferably organic foods for starters as your base starting point. Do not use already processed foods (ie: jarred apple sauces etc...) for recipes. Use fresh and local where ever possible (that will help with yours and your families natural immunity building foundations). You can also download thousands of recipes from the internet.
Jana - posted on 11/23/2009
I really like the book Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food by Jessica Seinfeld (yes, she is Jerry's wife). The basic idea is to puree a bunch of veggies, just like you might have for homemade baby food and then add them into your kids favorite meals...for example: cauliflower, yellow squash, or white beans can be added into mac n' cheese or anytime you make a red sauce like marinara, you can add broccoli, carrots, etc without the chunks/texture putting off picky eaters.....my only other advice would be to make sure to wash all veggies/fruits thoroughly...seems my kids love the "pesticide heavy top 10" more than any others :-/