Better your breading
From fried chicken to fish ‘n chips, breading is a go-to way to add texture and hearty satisfaction to a meal. Yet, traditional breading can add fat and excess calories. Today, challenge yourself to try your favorite coatings with a better breading instead. You can make your own by grinding up stale whole-grain bread, or buy premade whole-grain breadcrumbs. Mixing breadcrumbs with healthier binding agents like olive oil or Dijon mustard—or just a dab of reduced-fat mayonnaise—not only helps meats or meat substitutes retain moisture, it adds crunch and flavor, too.