Easy Healthy Meals and Yummy Recipes
Reducing the use of salt in the kitchen can be a difficult task because dishes that would normally need a certain level of saltiness to be palatable might seem bland without it, while some dishes might not be worth eating at all! However, there are several ways to reduce salt in your cooking without sacrificing taste or food quality by using the power of Umami!
The fifth basic taste, Umami
Umami is the fifth basic taste except salt, sour, sweet & bitter. Umami is a Japanese word that means “savoury or meaty taste” which is able to enhance the deliciousness by harmonising and providing a mouthful taste in a food. We experience umami when tasting protein rich foods such as chicken, meat, cheese, soy sauce, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
Besides, you could also find umami taste in AJI-NO-MOTO®, the pure Umami Seasoning which is made from sugarcane or tapioca by natural fermentation process. Believe it or not? AJI-NO-MOTO® is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the delicious taste of a food but reduce their salt (sodium chloride) intake as it contains only 12% of sodium while table salt contains 40%. By comparing the amount of sodium, AJI-NO-MOTO® is 2/3 less sodium than table salt. Therefore, by using a small amount of AJI-NO-MOTO®, sodium intake can be reduced up to 40% while maintaining the food's palatability. It also helps to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and other non-communicable diseases.
Introduce the healthy meal: a low sodium recipe
A low sodium diet has been linked to better heart health. But this kind of healthy recipe can be tough to follow, especially if you are preparing your meals at home. Here are some easy, tasty and nutritious recipe meals you can make at home without the need for complicated recipes or ingredients. To experience eating healthy yet umami dishes, check out these easy healthy dinner ideas below.
Sweet and Sour Fish
Sweet and Sour Fish is a popular dish in Asian cuisine. It consists of deep-fried fish which are then covered in a sweet and sour sauce and vegetables, typically cucumbers, capsicum and onions. It is the perfect dish for those who like something sweet with their meal. The dish is usually accompanied with steamed white rice to balance out the flavours. Surprise your family with this beautiful dish today!
Meaty Sweet Potato Porridge
Sweet potatoes contain almost no protein and high starch content, but are rich in vitamin C, a variety of minerals, and a large amount of dietary fibre. Just pour in the sweet potatoes, marinated chicken, rice & water and boil it for 30 minutes. Meaty Sweet Potato Porridge is tasty when served warm. Plus, it is suitable for elderly and small children.
Stir-fried Okra with Egg
Stir-fried Okra with Egg is one of the quick and healthy dinner recipes for the busy working adult who has limited time to prepare meals for family. It takes around 30 minutes only to prepare. The soft texture of okra and egg make the dish complete.
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