so baking is the healthier way to cook in your opinion?
Yes, baking has good bang for your buck because you get some flavour/browning, without added fat.But if you like frying you can just go easy on the oil and use a healthy kind (not vegetable or sunflower - the ones that sound the healthiest are the worst for you.)
of the oils i heard avocado and coconut were the healthiest.
I use canola and olive, myself. I'm not that familiar with either avocado or coconut. Here, I did some research for you. They're both listed here. Coconut seems to have been well-marketed, but there isn't the science to back up the claims.time.com/.../
Also spices are healthy. To be specific i love cumin, black pepper, turmeric and coriander
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Oh and since I haven't been eating pasta or rice im pretty much just substituting them with cauliflower. Substituting bread and tortillas with lettuce wraps and burgers
Whenever I go to Cosco here in Japan, I buy like 10 jars of flaming hot salsa. It is my #1. You give me a chocolate cake and I put salsa on it. Then it is so spicy that I don't want to eat that much.
Also death sauce:Unless you are extremely tolerant to spicy foods, you don't want to eat so much if you cover in death sauce.
Also, sodium is kind of a health hack to me. I am aware of the health concerns with too much sodium in a diet, but I think at least those are lesser than the ones associated with obesity. So if you have a tendency to eat too much of anything calorie-dense whether it's a stew or pasta or meat or whatever, put more salt as an option if not salsa or death sauce -- it's probably at least better than eating twice as much.
any in particular?
I personally like berries so anything with strawberries, blueberries etc.