Now… I am by no means a strictly healthy eater, however thanks to Food Network, they posted some healthier alternatives to every day things you may be doing in the kitchen. I like these because their examples are very realistic and easy! Who doesnt make breaded chicken or stuffed peppers?! And if you can make something even a little bit better for you, why not?
MmmMmMmmm I made stuffed peppers last week actually, and that sounds PRETTY delicious right about now :)
1. When breading fish, chicken or meat use ground nuts or seeds instead of breadcrumbs. The result is a nutrient-rich topping so packed with flavor the breadcrumbs should be jealous.
2. If I’m feeling tired of traditional pasta, I grate ribbons of vegetables like butternut squash, zucchini and carrots and flash steam or boil before shocking them in ice water. The result is a colorful, flavorful noodle that is rich in antioxidants. Your kids may be begging for seconds!
3. Growing up in an Italian family I have always been a fan of stuffed peppers, especially in the winter. Once when craving comfort food, I had planned to whip up a batch but soon found I was out of rice. No worries–I swapped out the rice and opted for cooked quinoa and it was a hit.
4. Speaking of comfort food, meatloaf made with ground bison or turkey is a staple meal for my clients, athletes and family but with so many gluten-free clients, I decided to ditch the breadcrumbs (again!) and used cooked millet (or quinoa) instead. Grains add a hearty texture that makes the meatloaf more satisfying than ever.
Here’s the link to the whole blog on Food Netwoork :)