Preparing better and healthier foods at home is easy!

You can significantly reduce the fat in your meals and immediately improve your health with some simple cooking tips. Here are a few for you to think about. Remember, it is easy, and it will be very good for you. Get into a habit and feel better for it!

  • Remove visible fats from meats before cooking.
  • Remove skin from poultry before cooking.
  • Get crispy vegetables like potatoes without using fat and oil. Once sliced sprinkle some water on them and put them in the freezer for around 10 minutes, this will help them crisp and brown nicely. This is particularly effective for potato and pumpkin.
  • Substitute low fat yoghurt for cream in your recipes.
  • Line cake tins with foil, even in non stick baking trays.
  • Use ricotta, low fat feta or cottage cheese in your recipes requiring cheese.
  • Substitute vegetables for some of the meat required in your pie recipes.
  • Use turkey fillets rather than chicken if you can as they are leaner.
  • Substitute butter and margarine with a small amount of olive oil in frying pans.
  • Look for reduced or low fat food and ingredients wherever you shop for your groceries or when you are at a cafe or restaurant.
  • Prepare a small salad or raw vegetables or a piece of fruit as an entree before each meal.
  • Avoid refined or processed foods.
  • Use honey or fructose (sugar from fruits) instead of sugar.
  • Reduce salt in your recipes.
  • Chill soups and stews and skim off the fat that collects on the surface.

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