BRINGS ‘HEALTHY RECIPES’ TO PBS
PITTSBURGH - Perhaps it’s a sign of the aging baby-boomer generation but it seems like everyone in America is on some kind of special diet. Some people are fighting the battle of the bulge with high-carb or low-carb regimens, while others believe in following the conventional wisdom (and the advice from the heart and cancer specialists) to lower fats and add fruits and vegetables.
“Healthy Recipes,” the latest installment in WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh’s America’s Home Cooking series, proves that food that’s good for you doesn’t have to taste bad. Hosts Chris Fennimore and Nancy Polinsky offer viewers a wide range of recipe options that can be used to improve their diets and still satisfy their quest for interesting and delicious meals.
“In order to provide the most variety, our program and the accompanying cookbook will have three different sections – low-fat, low-calorie and low-carb,” said Fennimore.
The first section will deal with recipes that reduce saturated fat in the diet. Some of these will be meatless recipes using vegetables and soy products in place of animal fats, and others will use lean cuts of chicken, turkey and fish. Fruit and vegetable sauces and salsas replace traditionally heavy cream sauces and gravies in dishes that will still delight the palate and satisfy the appetite.
The second section will be devoted to low calorie recipes that will use fresh ingredients and judicious substitutions that will help dieters achieve their goals.
And finally, Chris and Nancy will focus on the craze that has swept
the nation - low-carb eating. This diet is also useful for other people
who need to restrict carbohydrates. Nearly 44 million Americans suffer
from Type 2 Diabetes. Control of blood sugar levels through diet is an
important part of any regimen.
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