Recipe Makeovers: 5 Ways to Create Healthy Recipes

Try the following techniques for transforming unhealthy recipes into healthy ones- without losing out on taste. Once you’ve mastered these tips, get creative and experiment with other ways of creating healthy recipes.

  1. Reduce the amount of fat, sugar, and salt.
  2. Make a healthy substitution. Healthy substitutions not only reduce the amount of fat, calories, and salt in your recipes but also can boost the nutritional content.
  3. Eliminate or cut back on some ingredients. Try to eliminate topping items, cut condiments, and use less cheese.
  4. Change cooking and prepping techniques. Healthy cooking techniques can capture the flavor and nutrients of your food without adding excessive amounts of fat, oil, or salt.
  5. Downsize portion size. No matter how much you reduce, switch or omit ingredients, some dishes may still be high in sugar, fat, or salt. You can still enjoy them – in small amounts.

Before plunging ahead with a recipe, look it over and think about what you can change to turn it into a healthy recipe. Make notes of any alternations so that you can refer to them the next time you prepare the recipe.

Source: Mayo Clinic

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