Let’s face it. Fat makes the food taste good. That is why we all dig juicy fat dripping cheese burger, pizza, or fries. I’m going to teach you how to make my 5 favorite fatty foods into something quite similar but much healthier.
Regular Burger: Ground beef in burger patty is shot through with fat and the white bread buns have no fiber but fast digested into simple sugars.
Your Better Burger: Use extra-lean ground beef. It will taste much better if you don’t overcook it. Into the patty mixture, add some chopped up onions and some thawed chopped frozen spinach to add vitamins and create juice that once came from the fatty ground beef. Use whole-wheat buns for more fiber.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Regular Grilled Cheese Sandwich: It contains about 18 g of saturated fat from butter and oily cheese and more sugar without fiber from white bread.
Your Better Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Try whole-wheat bread with skim mozzarella in the middle and crisp it on a dash of olive oil on a hot skillet. My own sandwich will have a thick slice of tomato and a lean ham in between also to make it more nutritious.
Regular Pizza: It gives you pure carbs and saturated fat.
Your Better Pizza: Go for a thin crust and half the amount of cheese. Instead of oily-pepperoni or sausage, add some chicken breast that is a lean protein with 1 g fat per ounce. Add some vegetable for fibers and vitamins like onions and peppers. For more tasty pizza, you can add a little BBQ sauce. YUM!
Fish and Chips
Regular Fish and Chips: You know it- breaded and fried fish, oily potatoes, and creamy coleslaw.
You Better Fish and Chips: Cut the bread and try the crispiness from a pan-seared salmon. This way you reduce lots of calories and cholesterol and at the same time add more omega-3. Make oven baked potatoes by using just a little olive oil is obviously better than frying them in a pool of hot oil. Make your own coleslaw, this way you can choose whether to use low-fat mayonnaise or vinegar and oil dressing instead.
Regular Nachos: Nachos are basically fried corn chips with cheese product and greasy spiced hamburger mixture and sour cream. It’s high in sodium and calories and low in other goody.
You Better Nachos: Bake the corn chips and use reduced-fat sharp cheddar and lean ground round. Top with diced tomatoes and chopped up fresh jalapeno pepper. This way you will get a lean of fat nachos but tasty and healthy.