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what do you bake when you are...

trying to eat healthy? And what does your typical daily menu look like when trying to eat healthy?

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  1. i don't associate eating healthy with baking -- unless it is some "health" muffins.

    cakes and the like are out, right?

    veggie casseroles are good, and they can be made lighter. summer is a perfect time to enjoy the abundance of squash, corn, tomatoes, eggplant. each one of those makes a fine casserole. a little onion, sauteed, blend in with the chopped veg, sprinkle in a little broth or water (or half-n-half, depending), add salt and pepper, and any herbs, then sprinkle with some bread crumbs and parm. bake it up! maybe add in some chopped bell peppers for extra flavor.

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    1. re: alkapal

      I agree which is probably why I do very little baking.

    2. I bake a banana bread, with pecans, cherries, blueberries or whatever fresh fruit is around. Healthy enough for me!

      1. I bake bread. A slice of bread with dinner doesn't seem decadent. Sometimes I bake cookies or muffins and bring them into the office.

        1. There are healthy-ish fruit cobblers and crisps. I guess an angel food cake is better than other cakes - serve with fresh berries of course. Bakes apples and pears, and grilled peaches and pineapple are also pretty good.

          1. Whole-grain bread. Not right now, because it's just too damn hot. But replacing refined carbs with whole grains is always a good thing.

            As far as the daily menu goes, Michael Pollan said it: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

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            1. re: alanbarnes

              Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

              Yep, and I've cut out.almost.all.red.meat.period. For me...not saying everyone should do this (just lost my 57 year old brother to colon cancer in May and our dad died of it) And I've started to include sea vegetables...I eat a sheet of nori every day. I hardly bake anything except sweet potatoes!!! (too hot, here in SWFL to be baking right now)

              1. re: Val

                Sorry to hear of your loss, Val.