These days, we are inclined to take care of our health in many ways and healthy eating is one of them. This health consciousness has given rise to improved and often different cooking methods and recipes because food is not only a source of energy; it also is something that brings immense pleasure to all of us. Healthy cooking and healthy eating helps us stay away from health problems.
What is a healthy meal? It usually means one that fulfills our daily requirement of essential nutrients. A healthy meal can be prepared by healthy cooking methods like grilling, braising, microwaving, baking, or steaming. And also by using organic ingredients whenever you can. All supermarkets store organic food today, so availability should not be an issue.
Are you here because you have been searching for healthy cooking tips? Look no further. So read on for some majorly lip-smacking inspiration. And if you are a vegan, you will like my tips all the more!
Swap cashews for dairy in cream sauce
Making a tasty sauce with cashews is simple. Put some cashews and a little water in your blender and you have a smooth rich cream sauce so versatile that you can taste it with just about anything.
If it's savory that you like, use onions and garlic to jazz up the sauce. If you are looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, simply infuse it with agave and vanilla.
And as we all know, cashews are goodies loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats so good for us. They are also rich in magnesium and lower in fat compared to other nuts. So cashews promote healthy joints and bones. Now is not that a bonus, apart from tasty food?
While baking, sub in vinegar to slash calories
Have you ever thought of replacing eggs with vinegar while baking cakes? It sure sounds strange, but it's a great choice. Your cakes will come out moist and fluffy because the vinegar will bind the cakes better than eggs. Vinegar can also control high blood sugar and insulin resistance as well as tone down appetite. And if you are worried about your cakes will taste vinegar, put those doubts to rest. You absolutely will not be able to tell.
Here's another superb baking hack. Replace the butter with an avocado. Just use a little more of the wet ingredients to balance everything out.
Dark chocolate is yummy!
If you are a chocoholic like me, you will be drooling by this time. For a snack, ever surprised that dark chocolate might be better for your health than sweet milk chocolate, or white chocolate? Yes, it's true indeed. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and good for your heart. So the next time you feel like nibbling on milk chocolate candy, get some pure decadent and sinful dark chocolate. You will be guided that you did.
In cooking, use dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate chips. If you want to make sure your dark chocolate is vegan, simply check the label to see if they contain whey or milk solids. You can even put some chips or a chunk of dark chocolate into your morning smoothie. It will give you a brilliant antioxidant boost in a delicious way!