Low-fat, packaged diet foods ARE NOT always real food! I thought I was doing everything right with diet meals but I think I did more harm than good. The weight only started to come off when I started to cook like our grandparents did.
Read the list of ingredients! Think twice about a food product if you can’t pronounce an ingredient or have no idea what it is.
Use the net to find ways to use what you already have in the cupboard. Allrecipes.com and cleaneatingmag.com are great starting points. Invite other foodie bloggers to share their tips.
Stay away from standard table salt. Kosher salt’s distinct crystals deliver more even taste, in both cooking and seasoning.
Use chili pepper or paprika as a garnish by sprinkling at the edges of your serving and entrée plates to instantly dress up a meal.
Try using unsweetened condensed cow’s or goat’s milk in place of heavy cream in your recipes to reduce fat and cholesterol yet maintain a rich, creamy flavor.
In place of mayo or sour cream go for low-fat or non-fat Greek style yogurt.
Still enjoy the foods you love! I still have half-and-half in my coffee, and damn it, I just love it!