A healthy diet is essential for anyone who wants to start the year with good care for their physical health. Maybe you had to leave some eating habits behind, and fell into the routine of always eating a sweet cake after lunch or ordering hamburgers and fries every week. However, there are several recipes that can be adapted by changing ingredients to reduce the amount of calories. That way you can continue to eat the dish you like, guilt-free and in a healthy way.
Perhaps this is one of the first steps towards your true change in eating habits, bringing a balance between what you like and what is good for you.
Check out some dishes that can start to be adapted and become part of your healthy routine:
Stroganoff is one of the most loved dishes by Brazilians and can be adapted to be healthy and delicious at the same time. You can sauté the chicken and season it however you like, with onions, garlic, tomatoes, etc.
preparation: replace the traditional cream with natural yogurt, a spoonful of skimmed milk or light ricotta cream. You can also include a spoonful of ketchup and mustard to get that signature stroganoff touch.
Side dishes can also be changed to be healthier, such as white rice for brown rice and mashed potatoes for zucchini au gratin or sweet potato chips. For vegetarians, a good option is to replace the protein with fresh mushrooms.
The main thing is to taste the dish and not overdo it with quantity.
Don’t treat the hamburger as a big villain in your diet! To maintain a healthy eating routine, it is not necessary to cut food once and for all, but to adjust it so that it is still part of your diet.
By experimenting with different burger preparations, you’ll also experience new flavors and incorporate more healthy ingredients into your diet by eating what you like.
For this, prefer lean cuts to grind and make your own burger, like duckling. You can include healthy grains that help with digestion and the feeling of satiety, such as oats, chia or flaxseed in the preparation, in addition to the spices you like.
Another tip is to try the vegetarian options. Even if you are not a vegetarian, recipes for this type of diet always bring nutrients from different grains and preparations, and who knows, it might please your palate. There are chickpea, bean and even beet burgers, which are very popular among fans of a new experience.
It is not only possible to make feijoada from parts of the pig. Try the vegan feijoada, which can be prepared with vegetable meat, tofu, vegetables and mushrooms. Accompany the feijoada with rice, garlic farofa, cabbage, orange and that’s it, you will have a dish with much less calories, new flavors and sensations.
The heart of palmmoqueca is a delicious dish that has already become popular. At the Curitiba restaurant Veg e Lev, which specializes in healthy dishes, this moqueca is one of the most requested dishes.
The recipe can be prepared with heart of palm, peppers, onion, coconut milk and palm oil. This is a tasty and irresistible recipe!
Having a healthy routine is a matter of choices, including what will be part of your diet. If you start today, you will see a difference in your health and well-being within a few weeks.