“Here are some delicious recipes that aren’t just good… but good FOR YOU!”
Five Healthy Cooking Tips to Remember:
- Steam, bake, grill, or stir-fry your vegetables to preserve their color and nutrients. Let the kids help pick out the vegetables and name the colors of the vegetables.
- Replace cuts of meat that are high in fat with lean cuts of meat. If you’re worried about tenderness, marinate the meat in an oil-free marinade to add flavor and tenderize. Click here for a Healthy Food Alternative List.
- Use more herbs and spices to flavor foods instead of salt. Have the kids help by choosing and sprinkling the herbs and spices. You can also teach the kids how to grow their own herbs.
- Use cooking ingredients that have low fat and sodium, like low sodium broths and low-fat cheeses.
- Instead of frying chicken, try basting it with a small amount of oil or cooking spray and baking it the oven.