Have you ever wondered how your favorite fast food restaurants make those delicious menu items you love so much? What is it that we just can’t get enough of? It’s no secret, Americans love fast food. Every day millions of people head to their favorite fast food restaurants to indulge in their favorite guilty pleasures. If you include traditional restaurants, the average American dines out more than 3 times per week. That’s a lot of money, and a lot of calories.
There are several cons to eating out frequently. The first is the costs. Eating out 3 to 5 times per week is expensive whether its fast food or a restaurant. It may not seem like much at the time, but it adds up. If you eat out just 3 times per week, it will likely cost you over $1000 dollars per year, minimum. Then to add insult to injury, you have the high fat and carb content. Restaurant foods, especially fast food, is often very fatty and contains a lot of bad oils and simple carbohydrates. This leads to a bigger belt size among other health problems. Restaurant food also contains very high levels of sodium, which is a leading cause of high blood pressure. These are all great reasons to cut back on fast food and restaurant food in general.
But what if you can’t resist? It’s hard to avoid our favorite fast food and restaurant dishes. Whether it be burgers, tacos, or pizza, we love eating out. So what can you do in this situation? One simple solution is to cook your favorite fast food recipes at home. It may sound strange, but you can actually make all your favorite restaurant dishes at home for a fraction of the price. Not only that, but you can use low fat alternative ingredients to make the dishes healthier without compromising flavor. It’s an excellent alternative to eating greasy, salty fast food, and you don’t have to give up your favorite dishes.
Here are some simple tips to reduce the fat and calories of your favorite fast food recipes:
1. Cook in low fat oil rather than deep frying
2. Use low fat mayonnaise, sour cream, and other dressings
3. Use lean ground beef instead of normal ground beef
There are many other ways to tweak your favorite restaurant dishes to make them taste delicious and while still being healthy. Not only that, but you can save a fortune. To make these dishes, all you need are recipes and some common household ingredients in many cases. Copycat recipes for many of America’s most popular dishes are available to you, all you need is a kitchen. Their surprisingly easy to make, and taste just like the originals! It’s a great balance between taste and health.
So save yourself a few belt sizes and a few dollars by cooking your favorite fast food and restaurant recipes at home. It’s fast, fun, and really simple. You’ll be glad you did.