Just a tip!

By Latest Reply 2008-12-07 04:15:22 -0600
Started 2008-10-02 10:54:12 -0500

For those of you who don't know, I am sure a lot of people do, tho', but if you don't:
Substitute ground chicken or turkey for beef
turkey cutlets, diced is great for stir fry
turkey sausages for pork sausages
Cholestoral free egg beaters/eggs
Smart beat makes a lot of products, lower in calories, chlorestoral and carbohydrates, such as mayonnaise, butter substitue, vegetable oil, cheese; and more/with comparable pricing

Waldens makes the best dressings, that are a little more than most, but have a multitude of uses as substitutes, of course, salad dressing as it is sold for, but seasons and marinades most any meal you will ever need, as far as meat and fish and poultry.

steamed fresh vegetables saves nutrients

Grilling (I use the George Forman, Indoor/outdoor grill year round, It has nice surface with drip pan, and in the summer it does not heat up kitchen, and it is esp great if you don't have room outdoors). Any,way grilling is much better for you than frying. Your food does not sit in any fats.

Less rice pasta and potatoes; more dry beans. Better for you at nighttime meal.
There are all kinds of substitutes for unhealthy foods, and I am learning more and more everyday,too. An ounce of knowledge, you know! :->)

7 replies

SkipT 2008-12-02 16:40:15 -0600 Report

Actually if you use ground turkey or chicken that contains the dark meat you will get more fat per pound than if you used lean ground beef.

Avera 2008-12-02 11:55:13 -0600 Report

Thanks for the tip! I often forget about this way to use chicken and turkey instead of the ground beef. These days one can save money by doing it as well. Wonder if anyone has any good recipes to show how well this will work? Think I'll check the recipe section.

GabbyPA 2008-10-02 14:24:08 -0500 Report

thanks, these are great tips for newbies, and good reminders for the vets.

Another tips is learning to make your own dressings, they are usually really good and you don't make so much and they are much fresher...give it a try.

teddybearcub1960 2008-10-02 11:13:40 -0500 Report

We try and grill year round even in the winter, good thing we have a garage that he can kind of block the wind with. We have done that for years, yes even in Iowa.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-02 21:54:42 -0500 Report

We usually grill all year long too, I can't remember using a frying pan at all for meat, If it isn't grilled its broiled. I think the list is nice if you want to start to make a good change in your diet. All that is good and healthy stuff. Thanks…