Healthy Delicious Recipes: Make Your Cornbread Healthier

Healthy delicious recipes, as used in this article, is a reference to how tasty food is arranged in a method that is good for you. If you are like me, you like to eat ordinary food but don’t want it to be filled with unnecessary fat, calories, and carbohydrates.

In this series of articles, we will look at an easy way to make cornbread, dressing, and gravy. You will learn how to prepare ordinary foods in healthier ways.

I found these old-fashion recipes (click here for online reciples) by Paula Dean to be outstanding. Let’s add some minor modifications to make them healthier.

Cornbread:

Original Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk

Modified or Healthy Delicious Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/4 cups fat free or low fat milk or water

Cooking:

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Put the bacon drippings in a 9x13-inch baking dish, and put it in the oven, while it is preheating. The drippings will melt, while you’re mixing up the batter. With the modified recipe, just mix the extra virgin olive oil in the batter.

Beat the eggs (egg whites) in a medium bowl until bubbly. Add the corn meal, salt (sea salt or garlic salt), baking soda, baking powder, and then stir to combine. Add the buttermilk (fat free or low fat milk) and stir well.

Remove the hot dish from the oven. Swirl the dish to coat it with melted bacon drippings, pour the bacon drippings into the batter and stir to combine. If you are doing the modified version, pour extra virgin olive oil in the pan and swirl the oil around.

Pour the batter into the pan, and bake 20 to 25 minutes. The cornbread will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Make the cornbread a day before you intend to make your dressing. Leave it out, uncovered, overnight. This is a good way of making your dressing in a healthier fashion.

Conclusion: The above simple recipe is not unfamiliar to us, especially during Sunday and holiday meals. Yes, we can enjoy food and make them healthier for us. Learn to look at your favorite recipes and make small changes to make them into healthy delicious recipes.

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