Healthy Recipe Mistakes
The weekend is quickly coming upon us, so I wanted to make sure you got a chance to breeze through this short and sweet article from the Nutrition Nerd, Nicky P, so you don’t make these mistakes when attempting to cook your favorite healthy recipe.
4 Healthy Recipe Mistakes to AVOID When Cooking This
Just in case you didn’t know, I have a deep passion for cooking.
So it really gets under my skin when I see so many people “cooking their way fat”.
Here’s what I mean.
Almost everyone realizes that homemade meals are usually way healthier and less calorie dense than cheap, processed restaurants meals…
…But if you use the wrong recipes, many times they can be even more fattening than some of your favorite cheat foods.
Healthy Recipe Mistake #1
– TOO MUCH OIL (or friendly fats)
It’s SUPER easy to go overboard with friendly fats and oils.
Friendly fats yield over double the calories as proteins and carbs, so if you don’t measure EXACTLY how much oil you should use, you could easily double your calories from oils when you cook.
So BE CAREFUL.
Always…always measure your oils precisely when cooking.
Healthy Recipe Mistake #2
– TOO MANY (OF THE WRONG KINDS) OF CARBS
Even though leaner individuals usually need more carbs, most people need to go lower carb, initially, to lose weight.
Also, many recipes call for whole grains or refined wheat products that can spike your insulin higher and faster than table sugar.
Healthy Recipe Mistake #3
– LACK OF SEASONINGS
If there is ONE thing that will KILL your nutrition plan, it’s bland, boring, tasteless recipes.
Make sure to stick with healthy recipes that use the right kind of spices and seasonings.
Healthy Recipe Mistake #4
– TOO MUCH TIME CONSUMPTION
Recipes that take you 2 hours (or more) to prepare are NOT supporting your fat loss or health goals.
“Healthy,” tasty recipes should be more like a sprint, NOT a marathon…
…Quick. Easy to prepare and eat.
Stupid-simple, but most people completely miss the boat.
They eat the same ole’ boring meals, like plain, white chicken breast and broccoli over and over and over and over.
That’s exactly why you need to make SURE your nutrition plan includes recipes that are specifically designed to support your goals.
So how can you make this happen?
Just use recipes that contain the right ingredients, the right portion sizes…are easy to make and can be prepared quickly so you save time AND money.
The challenge is almost all healthy cookbooks on the market don’t meet these criteria.
But here are 3 awesome cookbook resources that get my “official” stamp and seal of approval.
#1: This is an awesome resource that has 120 recipes for LESS than 10 bucks.
Here’s an awesome sample recipe from this system that you can try.
#2: This one is really cool too because it’s recipes that are made with only FIVE ingredients or less:
#3: This internet “best seller” is primarily for men trying to gain muscle, or women who are at an advanced fitness level and it was created by my great friend Dave Ruel:
Enjoy the new cooking resources and have an awesome weekend.
Your friend and coach,