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?

Answer:

 This is not an uncommon problem. Here is a list of cooking techniques that can vastly improve the healthfulness of your food:
  • 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.
Simple cooking techniques can make a big difference.

 


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