When planning out meals, most people forget to consider the finer details of the preparation. In order to cook most foods, you need some source of oil along the way. Whether you’re greasing your pans or you’re sautéing your food, healthy fats play a huge role in how we cook our food. A lot of people resort to vegetable oil or canola oil for their everyday meal preparation, but there are other healthier sources of fat that you can use to cook without breaking your budget. If you’re looking for the easiest way to cut out some of the extra fats you’re consuming, change the oil you use to cook your food!
Here are the top 3 BEST healthy oils to cook with.
Olive oil is a staple in almost every kitchen no matter the type of cuisine you specialize in. Olive oil’s subtle flavor complements any food from any area of the world without a doubt. Full of antioxidants, olive oil provides many health benefits as well as a delicious flavor! You’ll find Vitamin E as well as other compounds that work with anti-inflammatory properties to give your body some extra support. Olive oil has also been shown to have a positive effect on the heart, so incorporating this staple into your recipes can be beneficial in more ways than one. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is usually richer in taste and provides the perfect base for any meal.
Similar to olive oil, avocado oil’s taste will be subtle enough for you to use it all around the kitchen. Avocados have so many health benefits: lots of nutrients, a healthy source of fat, natural anti-inflammatory, and more! Avocado oil embraces all that we love about avocados in a convenient fat used to cook. You can use avocado oil at high heat, too, so deep frying your favorite foods can be healthier! Avocado oil is a great ingredient to improve your skin, boost your immune system, and strengthen your heart health.
Though sesame oil is less of a staple in some kitchens, it’s become widely popular in today’s diet culture. Another healthy source of fat, sesame oil is a great way to incorporate a new ingredient into your meal prep. Sesame oil can improve blood sugar levels and it also has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. My favorite way to use sesame oil is to cook chicken – it gives it a mild nutty flavor and keeps it juicy!
Finding healthier ways to prepare your favorite meals can be as simple as changing the oil you’re cooking with. You can incorporate healthy oils into your recipes without tasting the difference. You will, however, notice that you’re able to drop those few stubborn pounds, or you might even just feel a little lighter after eating. These effects will be long-lasting and you’ll know that you’re making better choices for yourself and your family!
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