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Healthier Family Recipes

Most families have about six or seven dishes they alternate every week for dinner with very little deviation from this comfort zone. Sometimes these recipes are handed down through generations or created with easy processed products. When looking closely at the ingredients there is usually room for improvement and substitution of healthier alternatives. One of the easiest ways to change a dish to a healthier version is to use herbs for flavoring instead of chemical or sodium packed alternatives. This process should be done carefully and with forethought because despite the dashes and pinches, recipes are a science. Ingredients combine together to create a specific result due to complex interactions between acids, sugars and other components.

When altering recipes keep the following in mind:

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