Learn the secrets to low fat cooking with our healthy cooking tips.
Choosing the right food is only one part of the equation. How you cook the food is also important. Changing your cooking techniques and replacing ingredients are two easy tips for reducing fat content.
There’s no point using lean meat or chicken if you cook it in a creamy sauce or fry it. Potatoes become very fattening when fried and turned into chips.
Also think about what else is going into the dish. Does the recipe have a lot of butter or sour cream added?
The secret to healthy cooking is to use techniques and ingredients that preserve the flavor of the food without adding extra fat.
Sometimes that can mean a simple substitution. However, not all substitutions work. Recipes developed using full fat cream cheese can end up a lumpy mess if you try to substitute the low fat variety. I can recall a baked cheese cake made with low fat cheese looking like scrambled eggs.
Many recipes have to be completely reworked to make them not only healthy, but also looking something like the original version.
But there are some simple measures you can take to reduce the calories and ramp up the healthy meter using our healthy cooking tips.