Want to eat healthy? Try poaching your food – Burnaby Now

A popular New Year’s resolution is eating healthier and/or having less fat in the foods we eat every day. Every January we will notice an onslaught of extra people at the gym or on local outdoor running tracks. It seems we all want to be healthy, and sometimes all it takes is some small changes and that are applied gradually to our daily eating habits. Here are a few helpful tips to get you motivated.
Choose what you put in your mouth. I know this may sound odd at first, but no one is force-feeding deep-fried, fatty foods into your mouth – you are doing that yourself. Frequently all it takes is a conscious effort to make a healthier choice.

Train yourself to keep this thought in the forefront of your mind. Little notes to yourself posted in different areas are great motivators.
Try different low-fat cooking methods such as grilling, poaching, and non-stick sautéing. Poaching in a savory broth is a great way to not only infuse flavour but also keep your chicken or fish extremely moist. I find that poaching is very misunderstood. It is not the same as “boiling”. One of the last things I would want to eat is boiled chicken, for example. The culinary definition of poaching is to cook gently in water or other liquid that is hot but not actually bubbling, about 160 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.