Health Conscious Recipe Options

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Sometimes you need to step away from the butter laden, ooey-gooey, rich, decadent, make-you-swoon recipes and stabilize your blood sugar or before you know it, you will be living in sweatpants and over sized t-shirts for the rest of your life.

The average person should aim to get 25 – 30% of their daily calories from fat, of that amount, approx. 7% should come from saturated fat (meats/dairy), less than 1% should from trans fat and the rest should come from mono and poly unsaturated fats (liquid vegetable oils).

Now it tends to be relatively difficult to calculate exactly what percent of calories you’re getting from each of these types of fats. So the general recommendation is to minimize your intake of fats from animal origin and partially hydrogenated fat, and to use in its place fats that come from vegetables, such as liquid vegetable oil.

To help you in your effort to eating better and having a healthier you, I have created this section for those needing a break from the fat and sugar filled recipes (which are OK once in a while, just not everyday!) that will help you ditch those unwanted pounds that have mysteriously attached themselves to your backside.

I already have some fantastic recipes over on the Vegetarian page that qualify as healthier options.  They do double duty for low-fat and Vegetarians alike.  But if you are not a Vegetarian and prefer some moos, cluck-clucks or oinkers in your diet, here you will find some great recipes that include meat but in healthier ways.

For those that need help deciding exactly what foods you should be consuming every day for a healthy, balanced diet, Canada’s Food Guide is a great resource.

Check back often for added recipes and please feel free to contribute any recipes of your own that fit into the healthy lifestyle mold in the comment section below. 

Gitanos Fettucini with Chicken & Sausauge1

Grilled Chicken & Sauteed Veggies over Whole Wheat Fettucini

 

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