Healthy Choices That Won’t Break the Bank

Making healthy choices is similar to how vegetarians adjust their diets.   They substitute the meats that were in their diet with foods with familiar flavors and textures. Our methods won’t include any drastic dietary changes, and most important, they won’t break the bank.  My idea for this site started back when my girlfriend started to get some pain in her stomach.  During this time we were enjoying a fat-laden diet, after going to the doctor we found out that she has a under active gallbladder.   Her body wasn’t breaking down fats quickly enough. The dietary changes that we had to make were pretty drastic.  Se could no longer eat so many of the foods that we enjoyed.  We had to look at the foods that she *could* still eat without complications.

No more white rice

We substituted:

  • Brown rice
  • Couscous
  • Quinoa
I just substitute these where dishes call for white rice.  I can even make fried rice, but instead of rice I replace with couscous or quinoa.
No more red meat.
I substitute  

  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Produce
Did you know it takes red meat 18-20 hours to break down in your stomach, 6-8 hours for chicken, and 30 mins – 3 hours for fish? Produce can take up to 1-5 hours depending on the starches and protein found in your produce.
Instead of deep frying food, now I
  • Boil
  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Steam
Football season is here, and while everyone else enjoys fried food, it’s pretty depressing if your body can’t handle the fat. Try boiling your wings in beer and spices.  Then remove the wings from the pot and place on a baking sheet and broil the chicken for 3-5 mins on both sides of the wing.  Toss in your favorite sauce but be careful, some of those sauces can be pretty fattening as well.

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