Healthy Cooking Methods: Awesome flavour, lower Calories

Healthy Cooking Methods: Awesome flavour, lower Calories

Healthy Cooking Methods: Awesome flavour, lower Calories

by October 9, 2015 1 comment

Several easy cooking methods can result in healthier eating.

 

Healthy Cooking Tips

Invest in non-stick cookware: Instead of pouring oil in a pan when you cook, use non-stick cookware. One tablespoon of vegetable oil has 120 calories and 14 grams of fat. Or use vegetable cooking sprays. A one-second spray has negligible calories and less than one gram of fat.

 

Hold the oil: Sauté vegetables such as onions, mushrooms or celery in a small amount of wine, broth, water, soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce.

 

Think flavour, not fat: Keep a supply of onions, fresh garlic, ginger root, Dijon mustard, fresh lemons and limes, flavoured vinegars, sherry or other wines, corn-starch (to thicken sauces), and plain fat-free yoghurt.

 

Try different cooking methods: Microwave or steam vegetables. Then dress them up with flavoured vinegars, herbs and spices. Cook fish in parchment paper or foil to seal in flavours and juices.

 

Modify recipes: In most recipes, you can reduce sugar, salt and fat by one-third to one-half without sacrificing taste.

 

Minimise meat: Buy lean cuts of meat. Decrease the amount of meat in casseroles and stews by one-third and add more vegetables, rice or pasta. Or replace meat with beans.

 

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  • Azeez Tobi

    Nice