We got a request from a loyal reader (Kat's hubby; shout out to Rusty!) to have some kind of rating scale to show just how healthy and delicious our recipes are. We usually have a rough estimate of how healthful something is because we work with nutrition labels everyday, but we also wanted to make sure our readers have a very clear idea of how healthy our recipes are or if they're something you should save for a special occasion.
From now on, we'll be ranking our recipes with our Taste/Waist Scale.
First we'll rank our recipe based on taste:
-If the final product is horrible (think Kat's attempt at a meatloaf makeover), it's rating is I'll Pass!
-If the final product is just so-so, it's rating is I guess I'll eat it...
-If the final product is over-the-moon-amazing, it's rating is Seconds, Please!
Next we'll rate how healthy the recipe make over is (and it's affect on our waistline!):
-If our recipe modification doesn't lower the calories, fat or sodium very much (like when I tried to lighten up a recipe for Chicken Sticks), it's rating is Get Out the Sweat Pants!
-If our recipe modification is a mild improvement but still high enough to be considered an indulgent food, it's rating is May Need to Unbutton My Pants...
-If our recipe modification turns out to be significantly lower in calories, fat or sodium, it's rating is Tighten Your Belt a Notch!
We hope this helps you when your considering testing out one of our recipes! Let us know what you think!