Healthy Cooking Swaps
Question: You have lists of foods that are better for you than others. You make It easy to make up a shopping list and buy healthier foods. My problem is I am not much of a cook. I don't know how I should be preparing these foods. Do you have any helpful tips?
- Trim all visible fat from meats.
- Season your vegetables with spices such as lemon, wine, garlic, onions and mushrooms. This will help you avoid salt and butter.
- Remove the skin from poultry and fish.
- Use buttermilk, cottage cheese or yogurt as bases for sauces and salad dressings instead of sour cream.
- Use half the sugar that is called for in recipes. Bet you can't taste the difference.
- Use non-stick pots, pans and baking dishes so less oil or butter is needed to keep food from sticking.
- Learn alternative cooking techniques such as steaming, poaching, baking, barbecuing or microwaving so you can avoid frying...especially deep-frying.