With so many processed and refined foods in our supermarkets it’s so important to learn how to cook simple healthy meals to help you achieve your weight management goals. Cooking for weight loss means you can design your meals specifically to your goals that mean controlling the exact portions of protein, carbohydrates and fats you ingest at any one sitting.
Healthy Cooking Oils
Most importantly when cooking your own weight loss meals is that you get to decide the types of oils or fats you cook with. Many pre-made meals you buy from the supermarket or buy at your local restaurants use low quality oils high in LDL which increases cholesterol in your blood. The simple change of cooking with a high quality olive oil can have dramatic effects on your weight loss goals.
Healthy Cooking Methods
Baking – baking your foods means you only have to use very little oil or in some case none at all. By covering your meals with foil it locks in flavor and keeps your meat or fish nice and tender.
Grilling – Grilling or using your George foreman grill is a great way to cook your foods while draining excess fat.
Steaming – Cooking with water has been used for centuries and is a great way to cook without destroying the precious vitamins in your foods.
Cooking weight loss meals is simple and one of my favorites is an oven baked salmon dish, the simple instructions are below
Healthy Simple Baked Salmon Recipe
You will need
– salmon fillets or cutlets (any fish will also do fine)
– Fresh herbs or dried herbs (my favorites are rosemary and thyme)
– Some Lemon’s and Limes
This is a very simple recipe to keep you on track with your weight loss goals. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Line the tray with aluminum foil and place a layer of thinly cut lemon’s and limes onto the foil along with a couple bits of your favourite herbs.
Top with your salmon cutlets and repeat the process of adding herbs topped by slices of lemons and limes. Cover with foil to lock in moisture and flavor and cook for 25 – 30 minutes.