Thanksgiving is more than just a family holiday – it’s often the start of holiday weight gain. There’s more to those extra pounds than all the sweets and treats we commonly associate with the holidays, however. The way we cook can be just as important as what we cook.
There are some basics that most people are aware of, like the fact that frying foods ups the fat and lowers the nutritional value. That said, there are some hidden calories in even the most innocuous methods of food prep.
If you steam your vegetables, for example, you may think you’re home free. Not quite – it depends on what you use to flavor them afterwards. A little bit of heart healthy raw olive or avocado oil, low sodium sea salt, and spices, make an excellent and healthy blend. Skip the extra butter, cheese, or creamed soups, though.
What about baking? When we turn on the oven to bake, nutrition often flies out the window. After all, there isn’t much you can do to improve the health of a baked recipe, right?
Our Silicone Baking Mats can help you save extra calories by reducing the need to bake with oils, fats, and butter as pan liners. You’ll have the same tasty baked treats, without the excess grease.
If there’s one thing all of us can be thankful for on Thanksgiving, its the information we need to start a healthier lifestyle. Your arteries, heart, and family will thank you.
Happy Holidays, and healthy eating!