10 Easy Ways to Lighten Up Any Recipe

By jayabee52 Latest Reply 2012-06-03 02:30:58 -0500
Started 2012-06-02 02:53:34 -0500

From Sparkpeople newsletter:
Boost Nutrition and Cut Calories in the Kitchen
— By Sarah Haan, Registered Dietitian

This article is not specifically aimed at people with diabetes, but upon reading it I think it has a lot to say to us who have diabetes mellitus. Read the article here ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition...

How do you cut calories and carbs in the Kitchen?

8 replies

Nick1962 2012-06-02 18:01:18 -0500 Report

Good tips! I'll also add use lettuce leaves in place of bread for wraps. Seems alittle odd at first, but a nice change.
Also, the one on pureeing your produce - we do this often with soups (as do many restaurants). Once I've got my soup cooked, I remove about 3/4 of the solids, then using either a blender or my boat motor (immersion blender) I puree what's left in the pot and return the solids. Works great for soups that I may have accidentally put in some rice (a natural thickener), not so much with noodles though.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 18:19:49 -0500 Report

Lettuce wraps seem to taste better than alot of the flour wraps do.

Nick1962 2012-06-02 18:21:59 -0500 Report

Yeah, those low carb whole wheat ones are just nasty. Taste like unbleached paper towels.

Nick1962 2012-06-02 20:05:50 -0500 Report

It was a failed late night snack, i was tired. Put a tortilla on the counter on a paper towel, threw on some pastrami and rolled. Got about 1/3 the way in before I realized I took the paper towel along. It was back in my "between wives" days so alcohol may have been involved. In my defense, I was environmentally concious.