How To Make Your Recipes Healthier

Gabby
By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2008-10-20 09:42:44 -0500
Started 2008-09-20 01:47:21 -0500

I recently purchased a recommended cookbook from this site and it has a whole chapter devoted to making your favorite recipes healthier. I want to share some things from the book and things I do.

1.Replace cream with evaporated skim milk.
2.Replace cream soups with homemade white sauce (milk, flour, and margarine)and the veggie of your choice
3.Replace honey with Agave Nectar
4.Replace Orange Juice with fresh lemon juice or lime juice
5.Replace potatoes with cauliflower
6.Replace fried potatoes with baked sweet potato "fries" or other veggies like carrots or zucchini
7.Replace wraps with low carb wraps
8.Replace Pasta with spaghetti squash or Dreamfield pastas
9.Replace cooked veggies with steamed or raw veggies
10.Replace salt with fresh and dried herbs and spices

There are tons of ways to reduce the sodium, fat, carbs and calories in our foods.

Please share with us your tips.


9 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-20 09:42:44 -0500 Report

A new tip I have been learning is really getting your meals to be balanced. What I mean is make sure there is some protein, carb and fat in each one. I also make sure I have fiber in every meal too, keeps me going and makes me feel full.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-09-21 18:48:26 -0500 Report

Someone just brought up the fact that there are no cooking shows that are friendly for diabetics. I thought that the "Decadant Diabetic" show would be a smash hit...lets get our tips together, write the Food Network and get one started. LOL

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-21 21:34:53 -0500 Report

Gabby, your a genius, I would throw all my attention to this show. There is a diabetic channel in are Tv span and they do some diabetic cooking, but probably 1 recipe a show. But I think youe idea is awesome…

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-09-22 01:43:36 -0500 Report

We have a niche market to be sure. I will have to see what I can do about it. Maybe I will start a new discussion on it, and get other people involved, it could turn into something....you never know!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-09-22 05:23:17 -0500 Report

I can come up with some good ideas, but I need help getting them to become realalities. I hope someone here can help us do this. Wouldn't it be great?

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-20 02:36:30 -0500 Report

GABBY THIS IS REALLY GREAT TO KNOW. THIS IS THE KIND OF STUFF I WANT TO LEARN. COULD YOU TELL ME THE BOOK YOU PURCHASED, I'M GOING TO GET IT…THANKS

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-09-20 04:50:28 -0500 Report

The book itself is kind of old school, and there are many alternatves now that weren't available when the book was published.
It is "Healthy and Hearty Cooking for Diabetics" It is by the Canadian version of our ADA. It is very basic, but does have some good tips in it. I am cooking my next two weeks out of the book to see how they do. Good ones I will post in the recipe section here.
I bought it right off the site at Amazon.com for $4 used, so I figured even if it was not so good, I didn't loose much.

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