One of the main reasons cooking for yourself is better for your health is because you have more control. This chicken parmigiana recipe is a perfect example. When you hear chicken parmigiana people think 'unhealthy' however as you can see there are a few crucial changes that allow me to increase the nutritional value as well as reduce the calories.
- By baking the breast I am able to get that nice crispy crumb without copious amounts of oil. This reduces the saturated fat content of the dish.
- By using my own tomato sauce or canned tomatoes we are making sure there is no added sugars or preservatives to the sauce.
- By cooking it ourselves we can limit the cheese if it doesn't fit your diet.
- Grinding your own rye breadcrumbs allows you to get a beautiful nutty flavour while lowering the glycemic index and increasing the fibre content of the dish.
Last but not least, it smells INSANELY GOOD. Serve with salad, vegetables, quinoa, pasta or whatever fits into your daily macros.