Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Skinny-ing" up recipes

It's no lie that I try to stay out of the kitchen as much as possible. Whether it be because the kitchen holds food and I'm more likely to over eat or because I'm not the greatest cook! Well..Jordan would venture to say I'm a fine cook if I follow a recipe, so I guess it's more that cooking is not my favorite thing to do.
But, cooking and eating at home is the better option all the way around. We save money by staying home to eat and it's typically healthier than a restaurant. What I hate is the cleaning up afterwards :)
So, here's what I've been doing lately: Skinny-ing up any and every recipe. I know Mama Laughlin does this too. Of course, watching portion sizes play a major role in keeping calories low too. I've been having problems with that one.
For instance, I made this tator tot casserole last night {found off pinterest} Here's how I Skinny-ed it up:
  • Used ground turkey
  • Low sodium corn
  • Added can of green beans (drained)
  • used low fat cheese
  • used low fat soup
  • used skim milk
  • used low fat sour cream
It was pretty good. One of those "sticks to you meals" but not in the sense that you just feel over ingorged. Easy enough, too.
How do you "skinny" up your recipes?
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:Deliciously Healthy said...

I love skinny-ing up recipes! it's fun and it helps keep things interesting so you don't get sick of the same old foods. I'll have to find you on pinterest! I'm an addict ;)

Kacey Mathes said...

awesome!! i love making my recipes "skinnier" my favorites are making flatbread pizza or Zucchini pasta!