Bond7Girl's Recipe Reviews
Posted 3/25/2012 11:51:16 PM
Make-Ahead Alfredo Strata
Toysruskid, if you're worried about cholesterol, don't use as many eggs. Choline is important for brain and heart health, so I would use one whole egg and two or three whites per serving. That would cut fat and calories. I would also make a homemade low fat alfredo, using either fat free half and half or evaporated skim milk instead of cream and cutting the butter to 1/2 teaspoon, which is just enough to give the flavor. It's also a whole lot cheaper to make your own alfredo than to buy it. That will cut fat, cholesterol and calories. Also, remember that dietary cholesterol does not raise your blood cholesterol much, it's saturated fat that does that for you. This recipe sounds delicious, and, making some healthier swaps, I will definitely make this. I'll also use 100% whole wheat bread instead of the white to increase the fiber and vitamin content.
Posted 3/25/2012 11:37:51 PM
Slow Cooker Layered Huevos Rancheros
This looks delicious, I will definitely make it, however I will be doing some swapping to make it healthy, which you can definitely do while still retaining it's taste.
To the reviewer complaining about the fat content, what you can do, and what I will do, is ditch the butter and instead use a light spray of olive oil (using much less fat, and a healthy fat), swapping the cream for either evaporated skim milk (Which is just as thick as cream) or low-fat milk, reduced fat cheese and reducing the amount, swapping full fat sour cream for a 50/50 mix of nonfat plain Greek yogurt and low fat sour cream (Never use fat free sour creams or cottage cheese, they not only lack any flavor, but the fat is replaced with chemicals to replicate the texture, I'll take minimal fat, which is actually good for you to have because the vitamins D and K which are added to dairy are fat souluble and do you no good in fat free dairy). I have a family of three so would cut the recipe in half and use only 4 whole eggs and 8 whites. I would also prefer to bake it in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, I don't want to wait that long, or get up that early, for my first meal!