Eat healthily, they say. Obviously, these nerds in lab coats have never tasted fried food. If they had, then they wouldn’t care about their research; they’d gorge on a bucket of chicken instead! Unfortunately, frying food is a delicious and shockingly unhealthy way to cook which puts people in a sticky situation.
Do you care about your veins and arteries, or do you carry on regardless?
Stop – don’t answer that question. Before you reveal your complete disregard for your body, you should know there is a middle ground. In fact, there are four of them and they are available below. Here are the fried and tested ways to cook healthily.
Use An Air Fryer
Technology has come on leaps and bounds in the last five years. There has been the iPhone X, driverless cars, and the air fryer. Which one is the most important is your choice. However, the latter lets you get the same texture and consistency without covering it in grease beforehand. Fries, sausages, beans – you name it and it tastes as good in the air fryer. By the way, go here if you have no idea what to look for in the store. After all, there are plenty on the market and it’s hard to pick the right one.
Swap The Oil
Usually, pans are coated in extra virgin olive oil before the meat and veg start to sizzle. There is nothing wrong with that because the Mediterranean people drink it by the bucketful. And, they’re some of the healthiest people on the planet. What they don’t do is fry it because that is when the oil becomes fatty. Not any old fat either, but the saturated kind. Thankfully, not all of them are created equal which makes rapeseed and sunflower oil are two excellent alternatives. They are lighter and less likely to raise blood pressure as a result.
Try Healthy Ingredients
Forget about throwing tons of meat into the pan and having a feast. Okay, it’s unbelievably tasty but it’s incredibly fattening too. Meat alone isn’t good for you depending on the type (red). So, add it to a vat of saturated oil and it worsens. Still, some ingredients are that low in calories that nothing happens to them once fried. Think of carrots and cabbage and sweet potatoes. That’s cool, but what awesome dish can you make from these? How about a pungent vegetable stir fry with noodles and plenty of soy sauce?
McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC have the fried food industry wrapped up, literally. When you want a hit of grease direct to the heart, one of the Big Three steps up and takes your order. It’s tempting to assume that their meals are as fatty as homemade ones, yet it isn’t the reality. Let’s face it – there is no way to know what goes into their dishes. The salt alone may be sky high. Cooking fried food at home allows you to control the calorie content and limit the damage.
Did you think it wasn’t possible? What do you believe now?