According to a Celebrity Chef Here are Some Simple and Easy Ways to Make Home-Cooked Meal Healthy

Dec 11, 2015 08:40 AM EST | By Pao Uychiat

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Healthy food choices are often the first thing that most people consider. They are more conscious with the food that they consume along with the kind of overall lifestyle that they are living in. A lot of people associate healthy food with expensive gourmet recipe and expensive diet planned food. However, in the end it is all based on the number of calories you're consuming. Science doesn't have an exact formula to alter the recipe to suit the exact calorie intake that one needs. An article in Times India said that Celebrity chef Rakhee Vaswani shared some simple cooking and preparation tips in order to make homemade food healthier without the fear of it being expensive.

The first thing she said was to use healthy fats. Most people use olive oil because of its health benefits and the low calorie consumption as well. She added that olive oil, in fact has the same amount of fat as with other kinds of oils. It is a healthier option as compared with butter or refined oil but it also contains high calories. Coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, mustard oil is some of the healthy oils you can cook with but do watch out for the quantity you use.

When picking the grains for the meal, make sure to pick the whole grains. Choose to use quinoa or brown rice instead. Brown rice or bran has bran intact which is a key factor in losing weight. It is all about choosing the right alternative to the traditional way. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also important in making food healthy. Having at least 4 or 5 fruits or vegetables every day would be best. Make sure to give generous portions of vegetables along with the meat which is rich in protein.  Eating healthy and controlled portion is key to cutting calorie intake. If you are cooking chicken for the family, don't be too generous with your portion.

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