There are ways that you can modify the ingredients of most of your favorite food recipes to make them healthier while still tasting good. Most of your favorite foods are saturated with fat and calories, while some comprised of ingredients that induce food allergies in lots of people. You just need to educate yourself on how to make the necessary changes to make the food healthier without stripping away the taste.
Deciding to take control of what you eat does not necessarily mean that you have to completely give up food with wonderful flavors. You can add vast arrays of food to your menus just by implementing some of the following modifications to any food recipe.
The most critical adjustment you can implement to any recipe is to decrease the amount of sugar you are adding by one third of the original amount, thus greatly lowering the amount of consumed calories. This can be applied to food like cakes, cookies, muffins, puddings, etc. You can make sure that these foods still taste good by adding flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
Another great option is to reduce the amount of fat used in your daily cooking. You could grill food instead of frying. Problem might arise when baking cakes or cookies because when you reduce the amount of total fat of certain recipes by up to one third, you could considerably change the texture or the taste of the baked goods. Applesauce can be used to replace half the fat in cookies and cakes. Fat-free buttermilk or yogurt can be used to replace all the fat in most baked goods and at least 1/2 that in cookies.
Finally most of the foods we eat contain too much salt and it is entirely unwarranted. All you have to do is just cut back on the amount of salt you use in your food by half. Use herbs, spices and salt-free seasonings to add flavors instead. It might take some getting used to, but after a while you will find that you could really enjoy the natural taste of food without the added salt.
By just making these minor changes to the food recipes, you can enjoy the food you like without having to omit them from your menu. All you are doing is just making your food much more nutritional and beneficial to your overall health.
If you have the will power to go on a strict healthy diet then go for it, but if you cannot, making these minor changes can greatly benefit your overall health. Remember that any attempt on your part to improve your health is better than doing nothing.