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5 Healthier Alternatives for More Delicious Foods

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Whatever we say, mayo and ketchup are bad for your health. It’s completely normal to want a better taste for your food, but adding salt, sugar, calories and fats is not the best decision if you are trying to lead a healthy way of life. The steps are simple – keep your kitchen in a pristine condition by cleaning the cooker and the rest of the most used appliances as often as possible. The second step – clean up your menu, too.

But how? What to put on top of the pizza, spaghetti, sandwiches? What kind of salad dressing to use? If you read the contents of the solutions, offered in the supermarkets, you will notice the GMO additives, preservatives and refined sugar. That’s why it’s best to avoid the standard products – it’s just not worth worsening our health.

Are there any healthier alternatives in existence? Ones that make our food more delicious?

Spices are a good decision, but what to do if we want to cook pate, dip or dressing?

We offer you 5 ideas to replace ketchup, mayonnaise and other similar sweeteners, which you can find in most of the healthy food stores or cook yourself.

Hummus

The hummus has three main ingredients: chickpeas, olive oil and tahini. It has a cream-like texture and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote the cardio-vascular activity. The hummus contains iron, vitamin B6, magnesium, copper, follic acid and amino-acids. It’s an appropriate addition to different kinds of vegetables.

Baba Ganoush

 

This is a typical Middle Eastern food. It contains eggplant, sesame tahini and lemon juice. All of that makes it rich in proteins, fibres, vitamins (vitamin C, A and B, vitamins thiamine, niacin and riboflavin) and minerals. Similar to hummus, baba ganoush is appropriate for vegetarians.  The unsaturated fats in both savouries influence positively the cardio-vascular activity, lower down the cholesterol and have anti-inflammatory action. Clean up your oven and start prepping!

Seed and Nut Oils

If you use peanut oil, choose a bio option, because the conventional one contains more additives (salt, sugar and glucose). A popular and healthy alternative is the almond oil – it is rich in antioxidants, lowers the blood pressure and helps regulating the blood sugar. Other healthy options are cachou or sunflower oils, which go perfect with a toast of bread or crackers.

Healthy Mayo Replacements

 

There are mayonnaise replacements, that don’t contain eggs, soy or GMO. You can find vegan substitutes of mayonnaise in the bio shops and healthy food stores, that don’t contain gluten, soy, cholesterol and preservatives. You can also cook at home vegan mayo with water soaked cachou, finely grated and savoured with olive oil, lemon, salt and spices of your own choosing.

Salad Dressing

 

A combination between olive oil, balsamic and apple vinegar is the ideal healthy savoury to add to green salads. You can also toss in a dash of oregano or basil, and, if you prefer a sweeter taste, you can dip a bit of honey in the dressing.

Here at Oven Clean Team, we implement professional ways to keep your cooker in pristine condition. Cooking in a healthy environment is one of the most important steps to ensure you’ll always receive the right flavour. No mixed odours and nasty bits of food lurking around the oven chamber will mess with the quality of your dishes! So, the best tip we can give you is clean and maintain your cooking appliances on a daily basis.

 

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