Thoughts from Jenny

How to cook a little healthier

March 31st, 2011 10:55 AM by Jennifer McGuire

    I don't know about you, but I'm trying hard to eat healthier, and working out more.  I was getting tired of my "magic" mirror image.

    I'm feeling so much better about myself since I started taking this more seriously.  Don't worry, I'm not REAL serious about it, just serious enough to read the labels more, and think twice before putting that bite of sugar in my mouth.

    Here are some simple tricks I found on the Women's Health website:

In the Kitchen

  • • Substitute nonfat Greek yogurt for a serving of sour cream.
  • • Use chicken broth (low-sodium is best) instead of oil to sauté meat and veggies.
  • • Making homemade mac 'n cheese? Cut 2 tablespoons of butter from the recipe.
  • • Replace the oil or butter in cakes with Sunsweet Lighter Bake prune-and-apple mixture or any brand of unsweetened applesauce.
  • • Next time you make meatballs, meatloaf, or burgers, go half-and-half with ground beef and turkey.
  • • When preparing packaged foods that call for butter or oil, like rice and stuffing, use a broth instead.
  • • Swap low-fat cottage cheese for whole-milk ricotta when you make lasagna or stuffed shells.

    I hope you'll find some of these suggestions helpful in making a healthier choice in your cooking habits.

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Posted by Jennifer McGuire on March 31st, 2011 10:55 AM

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