Healthy Cooking and Weight Loss

As mentioned before, while on the weight loss journey, it is sometimes hard to decide what to cook for you and your family.  Keep in mind just because you are watching your weight, it does not mean you have to skimp on the flavor. Sometimes it is just a matter of substituting one thing for another. For example if you want to cook a great pasta dish, instead of using regular pasta, use zoodles (zucchini noodles) or spaghetti squash. There are all kinds of tasty substitutions you can do in the kitchen to incorporate both – healthy cooking and weight loss.

According to the article “67 Healthy Recipe Substitutions” by Kate Morin (Additional reporting by Jamie Webber), there are some wonderful healthy substitutions you can make while cooking. For the partial list see below:

Partial Recipe Substitutions List

Would you like some delicious meal recipes videos with step-by-step instruction? Well, feel free to click on the below links to get started!

>>>>> Healthy Meal Prepping Recipes <<<<<

>>>>> Healthy Snacks <<<<<

>>>>> Homemade Pasta Sauces & Zoodles <<<<<

>>>>> Vegan/Vegetarian Meals <<<<<

Are you looking for healthy holiday recipes videos? You’ve come to the right place!  Review my pages Holiday Recipes and New Year’s Recipes!

If you are someone with a health-related condition, for example heart disease or diabetes, you may need to seek additional nutritional assistance from a clinical nutritionist. If that is the case, start with your health care professional.

Based on medical conditions, a Clinical Nutritionist will work with doctors and health care professionals to develop meal plans that provide the appropriate amount of nutrients to patients. A nutritionist can evaluate your diet and then offer you personalized advice and put together meal plans specifically for you.

A Healthy Meal

If you ever need to seek out a nutritionist on your own, make sure the person is a registered dietitian. They have completed the following:
– At least a bachelor’s degree approved by the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition
– A supervised practice program
– The national registration exam

(Note: Registered dietitians may use the term nutritionist. However, a nutritionist without these qualifications may not use the title of a registered dietitian.)

There are some very delicious healthy substitutions that can be made in the kitchen.  There are also videos available to watch to give you step-by-step guidance. If you are someone who needs to be heart-healthy when cooking or has other dietary needs, working with a nutritionist will make it much easier for you in the kitchen as you are preparing meals.

Have you used some delicious substitutions in your recipes? What were they?


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2 thoughts on “Healthy Cooking and Weight Loss

  1. Thank you for such an informative post. I especially love the table on food swaps. I transitioned our family to brown rice by slowly increasing the quantity of brown rice mixed in with white until we were fully on brown rice. We prefer brown rice now! I never realised that you could substitute chia seeds for eggs. Do you know how that works?

    1. Megan, thank you for visiting my page and for the comments. That sounds like a great plan you had to transition your family over to a healthier way of life. As far as substituting chia seeds for eggs, please see the following information:

      1. See if you can purchase GROUND chia seeds. If not, you may grind them yourself using a coffee grinder.
      2. 1 egg = 1 Tablespoon ground seed + 3 Tablespoons water.
      3. Let sit 10 – 15 minutes until you have the consistency is of a sticky, egg-like texture.
      4. This process is used best in recipes that call for 1 – 2 eggs. For those recipes requiring more than 2 eggs, this substitution make not work as well because the product will not rise quick as well, making the middle of the finished good gooey. It is not suggested to use this vegan substitution in recipes using coconut oil or any recipe that is a souffle’.

      I hope this information is helpful to you. Please come back to visit again, soon. Have a healthy weekend.

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