Healthy Tips: Meaty Dishes (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sybil Mahlangu

Founder & Owner of: Sybilfem

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Food & Drink and Writing Writer

Meat! Most people love it. But having the knowledge on how to prepare it healthily is key! Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to better your health and still enjoy your meat!

1. Salt or Seasonings 

  • Salt is one of the basic ingredients for a tasty dish. However, knowing the right amount to use could be a bit tricky.
  • When you’re cooking with ingredients such as Soy Sauce or Worcester Sauce in your stews for example, add as little salt as possible.
  • These ingredients already contain a lot of Sodium and too much intake of it could cause High Blood Pressure! We certainly do not want that.

2. Creams 

  • Dishes such as Beef Stroganoff include cream as one of it’s main ingredients.
  • Cream contains quite a high level of fat. Although it tastes amazing, a great substitute would be Plain Yoghurt. Surpring, right?
  • Well it actually tastes similar to cream, but get this… It contains much less fat, which makes your dish much, much healthier!

3. Stews and Pies

  • Aah, the winter favourites! Nothing beats comfort food. After making sure that the sodium levels in the dish is great, add Carbohydrates and Vegetables to it.
  • Not only will this make the meal look absolutely scrumptious, but it will also give it a healthy balance.
  • Side tip: Add the vegetables right at the end as cooking them too soon or for a long period of time could rid of the nutrients.

4. Fats

  • Trim. Trim. Trim! If the meat you are cooking has a lot of fat, trim as much of it as possible before cooking it.
  • When you’re cooking breadcrumbed meats such as a Schnitzel, it is important to make sure that the fat (cooking oil or butter) is hot, so that less of the fat is absorbed into the crumbs.
  • If absorbed, you’d be forced to add more fat, which isn’t very healthy,is it?
  • Cooking with Unsaturated Fats like Sunflower Oil is a much healthier option, as it reduces the risk of High Cholesterol.

Now, get to it! Your meat awaits you.

Article Credits: Sybil Mahlangu

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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