I was under the impression that fried food wasn't good for you, but apparently it isn't the food. It's the oli that's it's cooked in. The video below talks more about deep-fried foods, but I am assuming the same information can be applied to pan-fried. If you click the picture to the left, you will see for a fried dish tonight I used a light tasting (Sensations) 100% Olive oil which claims to be trans-fat free.
|Total Fat||9 g||Potassium||0 mg|
|Saturated||2 g||Total Carbs||0 g|
|Polyunsaturated||0 g||Dietary Fiber||0 g|
|Monounsaturated||0 g||Sugars||0 g|
|Trans||0 g||Protein||0 g|
Here is the video:
This has certainly changed my opinion on fried foods. And the daughter seems to love these kind of dishes. They are quick and easy to make!
It's always a challenge to know what to feed them week in and week out. If you would like to discuss it, you can post a comment here or visit the topic in the forum here.
It might be time to invest in a good cook book specifically geared to teenage girls. I was browsing through Amazon looking for books and ran across the one to the right. It says its for ".... teenagers who struggle with food and their weight, or for those who simply want a head start on designing a smart and satisfying food lifestyle, no other diet book will do. The Diet for Teenagers Only serves up fun, safe, and inspirational ways for teenagers to lose weight and be healthy, while never losing sight of the larger picture.
It's too bad they didn't give you a sample of the recipes. I find a lot of times I look at recipes online and most of the time I am missing some of the ingredients to put things together. I guess that's one thing of being a cook with a limited imagination. You have limited ingredients to work with