Prepare favorite foods with nutrition in mind

Thickened low-fat milk can be used to replace heavy cream in dishes like fettuccine Alfredo. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Beloved dishes and comfort foods share some common elements, notably their flavor and ability to quell hunger pangs; however, those creamy mac-and-cheese recipes or Buffalo wings also may share some less savory characteristics, including a lack of nutrition. Various popular dishes are made from ingredients that are high in saturated fats and calories. In fact, Nutritionix, a nutritional information reporting company, indicates the average one-cup serving of homemade macaroni and cheese measures in at 510 calories, with 29 grams of total fat and 16 grams, or 80% of the total daily recommended value, of saturated fat. Certain foods also may be cooked through less healthy techniques, such as frying, but rest assured that being fit and healthy doesn’t mean having to give u
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