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How to Make a Healthy Meal More Delicious: Five Simple Tips
5 tips on how to improve the taste of your healthy meals while watching your weight. Includes natural ingredients salad dressing, self-made egg-thickener for soups, bbq sauce substitute, and a recipe for delicious healthy dessert.
Here are 5 simple tips how to improve the taste of your healthy meals without compromising your will to lose weight:
1. Change the salad dressing
Most Americans use pre-made commercial dressings like Ranch, Italian or French dressing.
A typical 2 tablespoon serving of ranch contains 145 kcal and 15 g of fat. 94% of those calories come from fat. Italian dressing often contains sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Those dressings can kill your good intentions of eating only salad to lose weight.
To turn your salad into a really healthy meal, dress it with olive oil, apple cider vinegar (or lemon) and a pinch of salt. If you need that creamy taste, you can add a spoon or two of plain yogurt. (A ccording to calorielab.com, one cup of whole plain yogurt has 8 grams of fat and 11 grams of carbs and it has a better nutritional value).
For even better taste, crumble some feta cheese on top. Delicious, fresh, and natural.
2. Make that lettuce taste better
Cut the lettuce (or tear) into thin strips. Season with salt to taste and lightly press and squeeze the pieces. This releases the watery juice lettuce has and makes the leaves softer. Put them in a bowl and pour apple cider vinegar and olive oil. You can add thinly chopped green onions, radishes cut in circles, and hard boiled eggs. Spoon or two of yogurt will make it creamier. Sprinkle some parmesan on top.
Again, healthy and delicious.
3. Use different way to make soup thickener
Using cream, fluid, half-and-half to thicken your homemade soup, has to come with the consent that it contains 27.8 grams of fat a cup. You can substitute it by making your own egg-based thickener. When the soup is ready, turn the heat off. Mix in a bowl one or two yolks (or whole eggs) with two-three spoons of plain yogurt; whisk in slowly hot broth from the soup until the temperature evens. Then beat in the thickener and simmer it for 5 more minutes, stirring constantly.
(Note: if you use whole eggs, pour 3-4 drops of vinegar. This doesn't let the egg-white to thicken into large pieces).
Your soup will not get as creamy but it will be healthier. Use some toast to go with it if you think it is too light.
4. Substitute the barbeque sauce on meat
Depending on the type of barbeque sauce you use, it could be either high-carbs (and most likely contain corn syrups and starchy filters), or high-fat (it is estimated that 1 gram of fat (9 calories) contains more than twice the calories of one gram of carbohydrate (4 calories).
Instead of using bbq sauce, try to roll the meat in spices before you put it in the oven, then pour a little bit of wine or beer. Bathe the meat with a spoon every once in a while so it doesn't dry. If you still like the sweet taste better, brush the meat with honey.
5. Make thinner pancakes
Forget the fat pancakes American style. Try to make French crepes (or Bulgarian palachinki), much thinner and flatter than their American cousins. You can fill them with almost anything - from natural jams, chocolate, honey for dessert; to vegetables, meats and cheeses for breakfast or even dinner.
2 eggs (1 egg a person)
½ cup of milk or water
1/3 cup of flour
optional: (for sweet pancakes)
1/4 cup of sugar
1 packet vanilla
Mix ingredients in a blender or beat with a mixer. Heat medium-sized skillet and coat the pan with butter. Pour mixture onto hot skillet to fill the pan to about half a cm thickness.
Flip when the batter is no longer shiny. Both sides should be lightly browned.