Low Fat Cooking Tips for a Healthy Family

One way to lose weight is to make your own food every day. This way you can reinvent the way the foods you love are prepared and cut the calories you ingest as well.

One tip is to roast your vegetables. This makes vegetables taste sweeter. You can serve them on their own or puree them and use them as a base for stock, dips and sauces. To roast them all you need to do is spray them with cooking ok, coat them lightly and roast in a pan.

One of the problems of eating low calorie foods is that they taste so bland. Use lots of spices to make them more attractive to your palate. Adding spices and herbs to water oil also helps fiber rich foods like cous cous and rice taste better.

You can also prevent adding fat when baking by substituting butters, fats and oils with pureed substitutes. This allows you to retain the moisture in baked goods without giving up any flavor.

Yet another trick is to cook with fresh juices and fruits. This can help you cut down on the consumption of fat and sugar in your recipes. You can even add these to savoury dishes to give them real flavour.

Yet another tip is to use a wire rack when you cook. Placing the wire rack above the roasting pan allows fatty juices to drip down into the pan. You can also grill fish and meats in milk or coconut milk to save money.

Yet another solution is to use cooking spray whenever you can. This can save you from eating thousands of calories. Most people fry foods using at least tablespoons of oil which is worth 2100 calories of fat. All you really need is a spray that contains seven calories.

You don’t have to buy commercially made vegetable oil spray either. You can buy a Misto which is a pressurized canister that you can put your own oils in.

If you need more moisture while cooking you can also add a little juice or low fat broth to help the vegetables cook faster.

The point is that you can cook with just about everything else but fat. That way you don’t have to add unnecessary calories to the food you are eating. In fact when it comes to being one of the most natural ways to lose weight this is one of the best ways.

Making Baby Food From Peas

Making baby food from peas is easy peasy. The good news is that one cup contains more protein than a tablespoon of peanut butter. They also contain calcium, vitamin A and C and Iron. They also contain potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.

The best time to introduce peas into a baby's diet is after the baby has turned six months old. One of the nice things about peas is that they are not a toxic food that is treated with loads of pesticides. Look for ones with a bright green color and that look fresh. Buy medium sized pods because if they are too large it means that the peas are too mature.

To make the fresh peas extra tasty cook them in homemade vegetable, chicken or beef stock. You can also use frozen peas but fresh ones just taste better.

A very tasty recipe for making a big batch of Creamed Pea Baby Food and Meat involves combining the following ingredients –0
• 4 cups peas
• 1 cup milk
• 1 tablespoon flour
• 2 tablespoons butter
• Salt pepper
• An ounce of chicken stock or beef stock
• Bite sized pieces of chicken, pork or beef
Melt the butter in a saucepan and whish in flour. Slowly add milk while whisking to prevent lumps and then add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the mixture thickens and add meat. You can serve this warm alone or with rice.

Another nice version of this combines scallions, chicken broth and instant brown rice along with chopped fresh mint into a sauce pan. You can puree this mixture after cooking or if the baby is older than 18 months, serve it to them as a rice and pea mixture.
Other foods that mix or puree great with peas are apples, carrots, green beans, white potatoes, sweet potato, squash, lentils, mushrooms and tofu.

Some babies really love it when you mix a can of tuna with peas and then add a little grated cheese and warm it up. Another variation of this is to cook up some Kraft Dinner, add tuna and peas and then puree it in a Baby Bullit or a blender to make a spectacular babyfood mix.

Here is a final helpful tip. After cooking the peas you will achieve a smoother texture after pureeing them if you plunge them into a bowl of ice cold water afterwards.