My own personal/healthier versions to my recipes

“Eating healthier without compromising taste!”

*These are just some tips I have incorporated into my new ways of cooking. 

  • Replace ground beef with ground extra lean ground turkey breast
  • Substitute white potatoes in soups for butternut squash or sweet potatoes
  • Use sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes in my shepherd’s pie recipe
  • Use unsweetened almond milk in pancakes rather than regular milk
  • Cut the fat by using miracle whip instead of mayonnaise in my rice or potato salads
  • In all pasta dishes, replace white pasta with healthier options such as:

Spelt, corn, whole grain or brown rice flour

  • Cut down on carbs by incorporating lean proteins with legumes
  • Use turkey bacon instead of regular pork bacon
  • If you can use organic ingredients, best choices to start off with would be my personal favourites: eggs, milk and ground meat
  • Using red onions instead of white help with fat burn
  • I prefer to use almond butter instead of peanut butter in my baked goods for a healthier option
  • Incorporate vegetables into your cooking daily
  • Bake instead of frying whenever possible
  • Replace cooking oils with my favourite healthier oils such as:
    • Coconut
    • Grapeseed
    • Avocado
    • Olive
  • Always remove skin when cooking chicken dishes
  • If possible, and you have the extra time, it’s better to use dried beans that have been soaked rather than canned to cut the risk of BPA contamination
  • Add turmeric spice when marinating chicken or fish
  • Make your own sauces, never buy from a jar
  • Swap white rice for quinoa as a side dish
  • Try eliminating white flour in baking to my favourites:
    • Rice flour
    • Coconut flour
  • Replace white sugar in baking with pitted dates for sweetness

Eating healthy is a lifestyle choice and not a diet