Low Calorie Cooking Basics

June 6,2011

How to Reduce Calories in Cooking: Simple Substitutions & Techniques

For decades, low calorie cooking has been touted as one of the number one way to lose weight and to live a healthier lifestyle, but what exactly is it?
In the 1890s and early 1900s chemists Wilbur Atwater and Russell Chittenden began the research of measuring food as units of heat that could be produced by burning it. This is how the calories in food are determined; by how much heat can be made by burning the food. So, the calorie count in a particular food is the amount of energy (heat) that the food makes in our bodies.
The first time this information was used in relation to a healthy diet was in 1917 when a physician named Dr. Lulu Hunt Peters published a revolutionary book entitled Diet and Health, with a Key to the Calories. In this book readers were introduced to the concept of thinking of calories as a unit of measurement and so began the world’s fascination with counting calories.
This movement is what gave rise to low calorie cooking. Low calorie cooking can be part of a healthier diet, can help accommodate special dietary needs, and can still allow for foods that you love. The simple definition of low calorie cooking is using lower calorie ingredients and particular cooking methods so that the finished product is lower in calories than the original recipe.
For example, a traditional chocolate cake is very high in calories, but if we replace the sugar with sugar substitute and the icing with low calorie whipped cream, we can lower the amount of calories in the cake dramatically.
Sugar substitutes are usually the most common way of making a recipe low calorie. No real studies had been done on the benefits of sugar substitutes until 1994 when The Sweeteners Directive of the European Union was adopted and sugar substitutes began to be regulated and studies were introduced on the major benefits they posed to a low calorie diet.
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Sugar substitutes are usually genetically altered sugars, or artificial sugars made in the lab. There are also natural sugars that have been found to have less calories than traditional cane sugar. One such sweetener is organic agave nectar, which is a natural sweetener extracted from the blue agave plant, or piña
There are several other ways to reduce calories in food in addition to sugar substitutes.
To replace high calorie fats, sauces and creams to add flavor to foods, many substitutes can be used. For example, herbs and spices, which are, for the most part, calorie free can be added to dishes such as mashed potatoes, meats and fish.
Alternative Cooking
There are also ways of cooking foods that can lower their calorie count. Baking, broiling, brazing and boiling can produce a much lower calorie food when used instead of frying. This is because there is no need to add extra fats to make the meat tender. If fats have to be used, low calorie margarines and oils can be used to replace their higher calorie counterparts. There are many different kinds on the market that offer up to half of the calories as their original counterparts and still work well as a cooking fat.
Using a mix of these techniques can produce foods that are not only lower in calories, but also taste just as good as the original.

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Clark’s neighbor Angeles City provides nightlife and bars for entertainment. However, most guests prefer to stay inside Clark Freeport for safety and security reasons. It is a popular way for Manila residents to spend their weekends with a getaway trip out of town to wine and dine in Clark Pampanga. Frequent travelers laud Yats Restaurant as the best place to eat, drink and unwind after work or golf in Clark Pampanga. Many regard it as the best restaurant in Clark Pampanga as well as a good place to hangout during a night out in Angeles City, Pampanga, Clark Philippines.

Residents of Angeles City, Subic, Pampanga San Fernando, Dau and Clark Philippines already know of this resto bar as the best place to drink, relax and unwind. As a night out place, the Magnum Room wine bar offers goo atmosphere for business executives to extend their business entertainment beyond a fine meal at the fine dining Yats Restaurant. Tourists and residents of Clark Pampanga enjoy hanging out in this well known restaurant that is frequently visited by visitors from Manila, residents of Subic, Pampanga Angeles city and business executives and expats in Clark Freeport.

More and more, residents of Manila, Subic, Pampanga Angeles City and Clark Philippines are looking for good places to eat, nice restaurants that families can bring their kids, resto bars that are children friendly, places that kids would enjoy while adults wine and dine over a nice dinner and a good bottle of wine. Unfortunately, not many restaurants in Pampanga are designed to cater to children. Fine dining restaurants in Manila are also not children friendly. Families with children going out of town often dine at Yats Restaurants not only for its good food, excellent service and fantastic wine selection but also because their children enjoy this restaurant just as much.

Traffic along the North Expressway NLEX from Manila to Clark is always light and the new Subic Tarlac Clark Expressway ScTex takes visitors straight into Clark Freeport without going through any towns and cities along the way.

The growing array of hotel resort accommodation, recreation and entertainment facilities, places to unwind and relax, fine dining and family restaurants, bars and pubs makes it increasing easy for tourists and visitors from Manila to spend quality time in a place of leisure in Clark, Pampanga.

Fine dining restaurant in Manila Philippines attracts wine lovers from Manila, Subic, Angeles City Pampanga to travel to Clark Pampanga to wine and dine at Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar. The great wine cellars of this top rated restaurant in Clark offers a wide selection of rare vintages at prices that are substantially lower than other fine dining restaurants, wine bars and hotels in the Philippines.

While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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