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Chapters of the Cooking App

  • Butter & Vinegar
  • Cold Sauces
  • Egg Dishes
  • Salads & Appetizers
  • Sauces & Stocks
  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Grains & Legumes
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetables
  • Plant Proteins
  • Freshwater Fish
  • Saltwater Fish
  • Crustaceans & Shellfish
  • Poultry
  • Beef & Veal
  • Pork
  • Lamb & Wild Game
  • Fruit & Desserts
  • Cakes & Bread

Energy Density

Even though Calories have asserted themselves in the public eye, many experts in food-energy density see a better option for healthy eating. Energy density is the energy content in food in relation to weight (Calorie/oz /30 g). That sounds abstract, but it has concrete implications. Foods with less energy density are more filling with lower Calorie intakes.

The ideal average is about 45 Cal/oz (30 g). Eating cheesecakes and pizza is perfectly allowed on occasion, but using the energy density table cleverly ensures you’ll be able to put together palatable meals on your own. So it might be better to limit bread consumption at breakfast and by all means eat a little more cooked ham instead. Potatoes have a lower energy density than rice or pasta, and avoiding pasta means you can dish up a little more meat. And don’t forget, the energy density table guarantees less hunger, after all it directly relates to the satiety effect of each food.

The first step to better eating

When you cook, you know what is going into the pots and pans. You can decide between fatty and lean meats, you can choose between cooking with butter or olive oil. And you can spare your body all the additives hiding in junk foods: for example, substances that preserve junk foods, make them look nicer, or just give them fl avor. The last group, flavor enhancers, are especially controversial.