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Tips for Selecting a Healthy Recipe

ByAdam Schihab

Mar 24, 2021
Healthy Recipe selection tips by chef Adam Schihab

Many recipes are delicious, but they are suitable for the health or not is always be a big question. Today I will share some basic ideas and how you can manage to determine a healthy food recipe.

Consuming healthy food is steadily rising, and many of the health professionals prefer these days are nutritious and satisfying. The question, however, is, “What makes a meal healthy?” Three key factors determine whether a meal or recipe is healthy or not. Here is:

  1. Ingredients – The ingredients in (the food made from) are the most critical factors determining whether they are nutritious. Fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, healthy fats – this is what you will often find in a healthy recipe. On the other hand, you should avoid cooking or eating foods that contain high-fat ingredients such as trans-fat, sodium, white flour, processed foods, and sugar. Always read the label to prevent unwanted elements and use them safely. If you are looking for a specific recipe and contains ingredients that can be considered unhealthy, you can still use that recipe, but make sure you find other ways to replace harmful components.
  2. Calorie Calculation – Next to the ingredients, the recipe’s calorie count is another indication of whether it is healthy or not. Understanding the number of calories your body needs is essential, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Determining a recipe’s calorie calculation is easy because now there are websites that offer recipe analysts or recipe Nutrition Calculator. To make sure you don’t overdo the number of calories for a precise recipe, use these features.
  3. How to Cook – Last but not least, the cooking method is used to prepare the specific food. You probably know that the way you cook your food will determine if your body will be healthy. Often, the easiest way to cook is to have a healthy one. This is the reason why baking is always a very healthy way to cook. It is always preferable to bake or roast. They are the most excellent ways to cook food and do not cause the fat in the cooking dish. The same is true of moving, stirring, roasting, and wrapping. On the other hand, you may want to stay away from recipes that add more oil to your dishes, such as deep frying or regular frying.

Besides keeping these three things in mind, it is also essential to be careful when looking for recipes online. Not all recipes are healthy and nutritious. For this reason, look for recipes on websites that you know you can trust, and as much as possible, do your best to learn more about healthy eating and healthy cooking. In this way, you can be 100 percent sure that what you serve with your loved ones is the only thing suitable for their lives.

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