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Make over your meals: Cheesy sauces and bakes

To Make Every Meal Healthier! this month’s small change to make (and to get into the habit of doing) is to make over your meals.

In the August 2012 issue of Healthy Food Guide magazine, every recipe is a healthy makeover of a regular dish. The tweaks to ingredients and methods are small, and once you get the hang of it, the healthy habit of ‘making over’ your own recipes will become second nature. Here are some tips to get you started.

Cheesy sauces and bakes

  • Use low-fat spread instead of butter when making white or cheese sauce. Pick one with 50-60 per cent fat.
  • Use trim milk for white or cheese sauce. No-one will notice the difference and you’ll cut the fat.
  • Use a small amount of highly-flavoured cheese like parmesan to give a cheesy flavour to sauce, instead of lots of mild-flavoured cheese.

See also

Make over your meals: Vegetable dishes and salads
Make over your meals: Meat dishes
Make over your meals: Pudding and dessert treats

First published: Jul 2012