We all like yummy food! So here is a quick cheat sheet to give you a few alternatives you can use to make your food work for you.
|Pasta||Ribboned Zucchini||All you have to do is peel a raw zucchini. No need for cooking it, the heat from the sauce you put on the zucchini makes it go soft|
|Mashed Potato||Pureed cauliflower or pureed carrot.||Simply steam the vegies, place in a blender with a small amount of water and organic butter and puree|
|Binding agents for patties and fritters||Coconut Flour and Almond Flour||Coconut flour is pure coconut meat just ground up. It is perfect for chicken schnitzel and vegetable fritters.Almond Flour has a more plain flavour but just as good as coconut flour for binding together ingredients.|
|Tortillas||Egg White Crepes with Coconut Milk or Raw Cream||Be careful flipping the crepe over though as they are quite delicate|
|Cooking Oils and Butter||Organic Butter, Coconut Oil, Ghee or Palm Oil||Most oils when used fresh are good sources of Omega 3 and 6.It’s when they are heated and become unstable and oxidised, that they become toxic to our body.The butters and oils that I’ve listed have a high tolerance to heat, and resist oxidisation.|
Raw Unheated Honey
|These sugars are low GI, which means they won’t affect your blood sugar levels as much but they still should be used as a special occasion.Coconut Sugar mimics the Raw Sugar flavour and is great in Carrot or Chocolate Cakes and can be used as a 1:1 substitute. Xylitol is similar to your white sugar and can be used in for Shortbread Cookies, Sponge Cakes etc.Stevia is quite difficult to measure. I use 1 teaspoon for one cup of sugar but I have found it turns out different every time. So it may take it bit of trial and error.|
Stay tuned for more cooking ideas to help give you plenty of variety in your food and keep you lean, strong and healthy all year round.
Happy and Healthy Eating