It can’t be said enough; eating healthy does not have to mean sacrificing delicious food.
If you are willing to experiment, try new things, and learn some simple substitutions, you will see that it is possible to create healthy versions of some of your favorite meals.
The following recipe is a perfect example. What could be more decadent than Alfredo sauce? This is a delicious, low fat version that is just as good as the real thing…
Low Fat Alfredo Sauce
1 tablespoon butter or Smart Balance
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup skim milk
¼ cup fat-free cream cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon parsley
¼ teaspoon pepper
A pinch of nutmeg
Melt the butter in a nonstick saucepan. Add the minced garlic and sauté over medium heat for 1-2 minutes (you do not want it to brown).
Whisk in the flour and then add the milk slowly, stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened.
Add the cream cheese and Parmesan and stir until smooth.
Finish with parsley, nutmeg, and pepper to taste.
If you toss this with whole wheat pasta, you will have a creamy, delicious and satisfying meal without all of the fat and calories.
Also, you can make it even healthier by adding in steamed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, or whatever vegetables you love.
Eat and enjoy!