Healthy Meal Makeovers

Have a favourite recipe that’s great to enjoy, but not great for the waistline? Why not try and apply a few tips and tricks to help makeover your family favourite and make it that little bit more nutritious?

Reduce the amount of sugar by:

• Using honey, cinnamon or nutmeg to enhance the sweetness of food instead
• Opt for low kj sugar options

Reduce the amount of fat by:

• Using cooking spray instead of butter or oil to grease baking tins and trays
• Try to use unsweetened apple sauce, mashed banana or prune puree where possible
• Start buying vegetable oil as a healthier alternative

Reduce the amount of sodium by:

• Using herbs and spices to flavour foods

Other calorie saving substitutes:

• Try to use whole-wheat pasta in place of enriched pasta
• Opt for low fat milk and cream in recipes

Adopt healthy cooking techniques:

• Braising, broiling, grilling and steaming are great cooking methods that still capture the flavor and nutrients of your food without adding excessive amounts of fat, oil or sodium